Services

AWARE Inc.
205 E. Park Ave.
Anaconda, MT 59711
Tel: 406.563.8117
Toll free: 800.432.6145
Fax: 406.563.5956
E-mail: info@aware-inc.org

Work / Day Services

Anaconda Recycling and Hope Thrift Store

AWARE operates recycling plants in Butte and Anaconda.
AWARE moved its Anaconda operation, long a staple of the corporation, into a new 12,000-square-foot steel-sided building on the east edge of town in the fall of 2007.

The move allowed AWARE to to install a new horizontal baler with a 20-foot conveyor belt that runs along the floor, leading to a larger compactor. The old vertical baler the company formerly used to compact recyclables sometimes took as long as six hours to form a load. Now, with equipment that had been used in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the time it takes to generate a bale is reduced to a mere 20 minutes, and it can be done more safely. Where the vertical baler required loose product to be loaded by hand into a hydraulic compartment, the new horizontal baler boasts a 20-foot conveyor belt that runs along the floor, leading to a larger compactor. This allows for recyclables to be swept directly onto the belt, where the machine takes over. The recycling operation, which recycled more than a million pounds of product in 2006, allows better access for recyclers.

The move also has allowed the adjacent Hope Thrift Store and AWARE’s Day Activity Center program to spread out.

AWARE Recycling - Anaconda

200 North Polk St.
Anaconda, MT 59711
406/563-5229

New Expanded Hours
Operating Hours
Hours – 8:30-4:30

Drop-off Hours
Mon. - Fri. 8:30 A.M. To 7 P.M.
Sat. And Sun. 10 A.M. To 5 P.M.

AWARE Recycling accepts newspaper, aluminum, No. 1 and No. 2 plastic (milk jugs, pop bottles, etc.) tin, and white (office) paper

No glass or metal, please.

Hope Thrift Store

Hope Thrift Store, now in its eighth year of operation, provides a work and retail environment for people with disabilities.

Hope Thrift Store
200 North Polk St.
Anaconda, MT 59711
406/563-7712
Hours – 10-5 Monday through Friday
Closed Saturday and Sunday

The store accepts clothes, shoes, belts, toys and most furniture. We do not accept sofa sleepers or white goods such as washer, dryers, and refrigerators.

AWARE Recycling – Butte

640 S. Arizona
Butte, MT 59701
406/723-3406
Hours – 10-4 Sunday through Friday

AWARE Recycling accepts newspaper, aluminum, No. 1 and No. 2 plastic (milk jugs, pop bottles, etc.) tin, and white (office) paper.

No glass or metal, please.