The city's "100,000 Trees" project is $250 richer.
Mayor Larry Smith recently accepted a $250 check from Reynolds Aluminum Recycling Co. for his city's winning recycle efforts during the Mayor's Recycling Race.The money will go toward the city's tree project and to local Boy Scout city beautification projects.
The Mayor's Recycling Race, which began in September and ran through October, challenged cities in the Salt Lake area to collect aluminum and donate the money earned to a "Beautification Account" set up for each city by Reynolds Aluminum Recycling. Involved were West Valley City, Salt Lake City, West Jordan, Sandy City and Magna.
Laura Christensen, a Sandy City representative, said because of the good prices on seedlings, the $250 will "go a long way" in planting trees.