Bill Murdoch, executive vice president and general manager of KSL Television, has presented a $429.60 check to Mayor Palmer DePaulis as the proceeds from the station's recycling effort in the past few weeks.
DePaulis said he will use the money to purchase trees that will be planted in the city. "This check represents the first of many for the Salt Lake urban forestry program, and although is doesn't sound like a lot of money, it's money that would otherwise be thrown away, and we're glad we can put it to good use," he said.KSL collected more than 12 tons of paper, glass, aluminum and plastic in the first month of the recycling program. Station employees volunteered their Saturdays to collect the items from residents and businesses.
Murdoch said he was disappointed in businesses for their lack of involvement in the recycling effort but is confident it will improve. KSL holds special business paper recycling days every Friday from 3-6 p.m.
The recycling effort is part of KSL's Spirit of the Nineties program improve the community. The next major recycling day is May 12 with minor collection days every Friday afternoon. The collection point is east of Triad Center at the Parking Place, 300 West and South Temple.