Mountain Waste & Recycling is proud to serve residential facilities and homeowners as their dedicated recycling partner in Garfield County. We care about a cleaner environment and are increasing our efforts to make recycling in your area easier and more convenient. Our offerings across our network include:
To help our customers continue to recycle as much as possible, we’ve developed a comprehensive overview on what you can recycle and how recycling works.
It's important to properly prepare your recyclable materials! Knowing what goes in the bin, how it should be prepared, and what NOT to put in the bin produces a better overall result at the processing/sorting facility. Mountain Waste & Recycling employs a two sort system for collecting recyclables and taking them to the nearest recycling processing facility. This system of dividing the recyclables into two main groups is required by the recycling processing facility that we utilize. We do not own the facility, nor do we set the terms of accepting the recyclable materials.
Here is how the processing facility wants each of us to prepare the recyclables:
Two Sort Recyclables Take a Shorter Trip, But They Still Go a LONG Way
Mountain Waste & Recycling transports about 80% of the recyclable materials that it collects to the nearest processing facility, located in Wolcott, CO and owned by the Eagle County government. This is the closest recycling Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), and is about 60 miles from Carbondale. This facility requires us to bring your materials to them sorted into two groups.
Please take a moment to prepare your recyclables for their long journey:
NO PLASTIC BAGS
Please, please, please, DO NOT PLACE YOUR RECYCLABLES INTO PLASTIC BAGS for collection. The plastic bags cause damage to the sorting equipment at the MRF and can contaminate the load, and an entire batch of recycling can end up in the landfill.
Plastic bags can be recycled at many retail locations such as Walmart, supermarkets, or Ace Hardware.
Recycling is when certain materials are collected, processed and made reusable. While not all materials can be recycled, most can. Trash & waste generate toxic chemicals and greenhouse gasses from rubbish in landfill sites. Recycling helps the environment by reducing the overall amount of pollution caused by waste, landfills, etc.
Recycling first depends on people making the choice to do so. When recycling, it’s extremely important to clean every item so it’s spotless. This prevents other materials from becoming contaminated while being transported to recycling facilities. When blue and green recycle bins are full, they are then collected by Mountain Waste & Recycling at a curbside, multi-family dwelling, or depot.
Once materials are delivered to a recycling facility, or material recovery facility (MRF), they are sorted and organized by material types. Sorted materials are then inspected for final quality control clean-up before being baled (compressed) together and staged for sale to end markets.
Mountain Waste & Recycling is committed to responsible waste management. Start your commercial waste recycling service with us today. Call us or request a Commercial Recycling quote on our website.
While some provinces accept the recycling of materials such as paint, tires and even oil, in general these materials are not safe to place in recycle bins due to contamination of other materials. For these types of materials, please reach out to the closest recycling facility and ask about their capabilities.
Cartons & Paper Cups:
Glass Bottles & Jars:
Misc. Flexible Plastic Packaging:
When recyclable materials are organized, they are shipped off to different markets for processing into new raw materials.
Many of the most common items/materials - plastic bottles and papers - are recycled back to their original state/product. This effectively eliminates the ‘life cycle’ of these products, as they can continue to be recycled and reused. Other more complex materials that are recycled are used in creating totally new products, ranging from furniture to clothes.
With our Mountain Waste & Recycling Mobile App you can:
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