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TEEN SOUNDS THE CALL FOR RECYCLING

The City Council will consider a recycling program thanks to the efforts of a Spanish Fork high school senior who is determined to make Utah County more environmentally conscious.

Danielle Chabries, 17, advocates community action to implement re-cy-cling in the city."I think the City Council needs more pressure put on them by the citizens themselves," said Cha-bries. "If people want recycling they have to let their voices be heard.

Her main goal is to educate people on environmental issues, she said.

Chabries attended an environmental summit in Colorado called Y.E.S. (Youth Environmental Summit) in June. She came home and contacted Utah Recycling about setting up a program in Spanish Fork.

Utah Recycling representative Brian Colton said the company can put out bins for plastics, paper and aluminum at no cost to residents. Colton presented the plan to the City Council at a recent meeting.

City Manager Dave Oyler said the city already has arranged for newspaper recycling bins to be set up at the city offices parking lot and other locations through Utah Waste Management. He said the city will still consider Utah Recycling's plan.

Olyer said the City Council would favor having recycling available in the city.Chabries said her town, Woodland Hills, is too small to have a recycling program.Her high school does not have a recycling program either, she said.

"It's mainly a personal project," she said.

More than 300 people attended the Y.E.S. conference, and 31 countries were represented, Chabries said. She said she was very affected by her experience there.

"It's really the greatest thing I've done in my life," she said.

City Engineer Richard Heaps said he thinks residents would support a recycling program.