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AniMeals recycling has been rehomed

AniMeals No-Kill Adoption Center and Animal Food Bank has passed off operation of their long-standing aluminum recycling program to another nonprofit organization, Recycling Works.

Kyle O’Neill, newly established Executive Director of AniMeals, stated, “We want to refocus and stay mission relevant with our program efforts as a no-kill adoption center and animal food bank. Our recycling program is better-housed under the programs managed by Recycling Works, as keeping recyclables out of landfills is their mission.”

For the past 14 years, AniMeals has collected aluminum cans to help fund shelter operations. The recycling program has become more than the shelter can manage, and the investment into operating the program did not garner enough proceeds to warrant continuing it.

O’Neill adds “We recognize the recycling program is an important service in our community, and we definitely want to see it continue. It’s a valuable program for the right organization.”

Recycling Works has existed since 2018, operating glass recycling and compost pick up programs in Missoula. By adopting AniMeals recycling program, they will be able to expand their services to the community.

Ted Geilen, Executive Director of Recycling Works, said, “Thank you to all Missoulians who are taking part in the can recycling program. Recycling Works is glad to contribute $100 per month from recycling proceeds to AniMeals.”

Geilen also added, “Please deposit only un-contained Aluminum Cans in the huts – no bags or cardboard cases. Please empty your bags directly into the hut, as we have a loose-cans-collection-system. Thank you!”

O’Neill ended with, “We’re very happy to be able to partner with Recycling Works to continue to serve our beloved Missoula Community.”

We are still accepting recycling at Pacific Steel at 2828 Palmer St, Missoula, MT 59808. Please tell them you would like to have the proceeds put on the AniMeals account. Thank you for your support.

Recycling Works Website:

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