Recycling group keeps fire camps conscious
While thousands of fire fighters work to save homes, businesses, and wild lands, one group is making sure they leave a clean trace.
Triple Flare recycling is a fire camp recycling service.
They work to minimize waste created at these camps, which, for the Taylor Creek and Klondike fires alone, have meant 45,000 water bottles and countless sheets of paper.
"This is important because there's value in their dumpsters, and instead of putting it into the group, we can put it back into the circular economy," says Phillip Torchio, the company's co-founder.
The money gained from recycling those materials will go back to the forest service for local fire suppression efforts.