All posts by Kym

The challenges low oil prices bring to the Waste and Recycling Industry

Posted April 19, 2016 Low oil prices may come as a relief at the pump, but they’ve had a damaging effect on the waste and recycling industry. As oil prices continue to bounce along at their lowest levels in more than a decade, the cost of virgin materials has dropped below that of recycled materials, which is decreasing demand by manufacturers for recycled goods. Originally posted by Waste 360 March 16, 2016       .

Colorado companies strive to collect and recycle more glass

Posted March 16, 2016 Glass can be recycled endlessly.   It’s easy to presume that the bottles and jars you put out at the curb will soon be headed off to be melted down and remade into new jars and bottles. Curbside customers in the City of Grand Junction can rest assured that this is exactly what happens to the glass they recycle. All of the glass collected by our program is sorted by color .

Micro Bead Hazard

Posted February 18, 2016 A Farewell to Micro-beads in the U.S.A. Micro-beads will soon be banned at the federal level. You may be wondering, what exactly are micro-beads? Why do they need to be banned? And what does this have to do with me? Micro-beads are tiny plastic spheres, which are commercially available in a number of sizes ranging from 10 micrometers to 1 millimeter and are used in a number of applications including .

2015 Commodities Report

Do you ever wonder how much waste is actually diverted from entering the landfill when you recycle? If so, let us assure you that the efforts you make to recycle, either at the curb or at the West Avenue drop off, along with the efforts of your friends and neighbors, literally equates to tons of material and makes a tremendous difference. The following, are the six major categories of recyclable commodities collected and shipped .