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  • Recycling In Colorado Just Got Harder Thanks to New Restrictions From China

    Posted March 12, 2019 by patience

    Article written by: Sandra McMahon
    Colorado Public Radio


    As a state, Colorado hasn’t been the greatest recycler. New restrictions imposed by China on contamination levels, mixed paper and plastics aren’t making things any easier.

    China used to be the leading re-manufacturer of recyclable material, and took…

  • Recycling Is Broken

    Posted March 12, 2019 by patience

    Article written by: Maddie Stone.
    Earther.Gizmodo.com

    In Philadelphia, people like to recycle. Together, all 1.6 million of us generate about 400 tons of recyclable material each day. But since last fall, roughly half of the bottles and cans my neighbors and I have placed dutifully curbside in our…

  • Curbside recycling programs are now such money-losers that it's going to cost us more

    Posted December 28, 2018 by

    Article Written by: Steve Orr

    Published in: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 

    Even as you diligently fill your blue box each week, the recycling industry has been turned on its head — and you may have to change the way you recycle, and pay more for it, as a…

  • China’s Changing Import Regulations— What Does It All Mean?

    Posted September 10, 2018 by shawn

    There’s a new normal in the world of recycling. Once the largest importer of post-consumer recyclables, China decided it didn’t want “foreign garbage” inundating its country anymore.

    So, it instituted a waste import ban on 24 kinds of solid wastes in January 2018; a new contamination standard of 0.5 percent…

  • Keep Calm and Recycle On: The Sky Isn’t Falling

    Posted August 15, 2018 by nancy

    Chaz Miller, Staff Writer
    WASTE 360

    Recycling is a dynamic process forced to change as products evolve and markets fluctuate.

    Recycling is in the news and not in a good way. Newspapers and television news shows are full of stories about its apparent death. If they are right, then…

  • Recycling is in trouble – and it might be your fault

    Posted April 27, 2017 by

    Paul Singer, Staff Writer
    USA TODAY

    If you are recycling at home, you are probably doing it wrong.

    That is why a worker lunged to grab a garden hose off the conveyor belt at a Waste Management recycling facility here Wednesday before it got caught in a giant sorting…

  • 2017 Rate Increase

    Posted November 9, 2016 by patience

    Important Notice

    Your Rates Are Changing Effective December 1st, 2016

    We sincerely thank you for choosing Mountain Waste & Recycling for your solid waste & recycling services. It is our privilege to serve you at your home, business, construction site, or special event.

    We are informing you in…

  • Recycling is growing, but Southwest Colorado is sending more trash to landfills

    Posted August 3, 2016 by patience

    Mary Shinn, Herald Staff Writer
    Durango Herald

    Even though recycling is on the rise regionally, consumers in Southwest Colorado are sending more trash to landfills than they were in 2007. For example, WCA Waste, which operates the Bondad Landfill, has seen an almost 7 percent increase from 243,487 cubic…

  • We Have Some GREAT News!

    Posted May 5, 2016 by patience

    MWfaviconOver the past year, Mountain Waste & Recycling has taken significant steps to reduce our impact in the neighborhoods of Carbondale. The two actions listed below already have resulted in far less truck traffic on Carbondale streets and a reduction in vehicle noise in the neighborhoods near Town Hall:

  • Through the looking glass, some envisioning a recycling rebound

    Posted April 28, 2016 by patience

    Jason Blevins
    The Denver Post

    Momentum Recycling, Alpine Waste see opportunity in shattered bottles, bailed Styrofoam

    John Lair rattles a plastic bag full of broken glass.

    There are bits of plastic, paper labels and chunks of food mixed in with the green, amber and clear — or flint —…