Southern Ute Tribal Seal

General Assistance Program

GAP’s mission is to provide the opportunity to the Tribe to build capacity and management capability to implement environmental programs.

Recycling

Recycling

The General Assistance Program (GAP) provides the opportunity to the Tribe to build capacity and management capability to implement environmental programs administered by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Responsibilities

GAP’s programs include the implementation of a diverse recycling program, logistical support for the collection and disposal of household hazardous waste (HHW), and indoor air quality assessments (radon testing). The GAP assists other EPD programs and provides environmental educational and public outreach to the tribal government and membership.

Services provided to the Tribal Membership

Indoor Air Quality Evaluation

  • Radon testing (usually during winter months)

Hazardous material removal and recycling

  • Remove unwanted/dangerous chemicals and products from Tribal homes (pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, petroleum products, paints and unknown chemicals)
  • Usually picked up during Fall and Spring clean-up events. Tribal members can also drop off materials at the Utilities Division Transfer Station.

Electronics recycling

  • TV’s, computers, phones, or any electronic devices or batteries
  • Usually picked up during Fall and Spring clean-up events. Tribal members can also drop off materials at the Utilities Division Transfer Station.

Educational Outreach

  • GAP coordinates public outreach opportunities throughout the year
  • Kids fair, career fair, etc.

Assistance on environmental issues

  • Provide Tribal departments with assistance and trainings on environmental topics