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WYDOT encourages repurpose, recycle old plates


September 8, 2017

COURTESY/Washakie County Treasurer's Office

New license plates are being issued and WYDOT is asking residents to repurpose or recycle their old plates.

CHEYENNE - Over the course of the eight-year license plate design for the state of Wyoming, the Wyoming Department of Transportation will produce between 3.5-4.5 million sets of plates.

This amounts to more than 1 million pounds of aluminum every eight years that WYDOT Tag Plant Manager Steve Lund said WYDOT hopes will be reused or recycled.

The initial run of the new license plates was 1.2 million sets of plates. By January 2019, all vehicles on Wyoming roadways should bear the new plate. After the initial run to get ready to distribute the new plates, the department produces between 350,0...

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