Latest information and Recycling updates
Conserving Resources...Starting in 2013, we will no longer publish newsletters. Instead we will put our efforts into posting information and educational links online. Toward the end of the year we will post a summary report. If you would like the paper edition of this report, please call the office.
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June is Grand Valley Bike Month including Bike to Work Day, which is Wednesday June 26th. Join several others in the Grand Valley striving to conserve natural resources.
Learn more at http://www.gvbikemonth.mesacounty.us/home
Just a reminder to our wonderful customers!
Help keep yourselves, as well as our workers, safe.
As summer approaches and the weather heats up, so do trace chemicals in those household product containers you set outside in the sun to await recycling pick up! One of our crew members was burned this past week by a substance leaking out of an undrained container.
Even laundry detergents contain chemicals that can cause burns when heated by the sun. So please, drain and, if possible, rinse your containers before putting them in your recycling bag or bin. If contents remain in the container and you know or suspect it to be toxic, please take it to the Mesa County Hazardous Waste Facility….don’t recycle it!
May 9, 2013 (Time Sensitive!)
Senate Bill 13-252 has passed the House and Senate and is now at the Governor's office awaiting his signature. This bill would increase the renewable energy standard for rural Colorado
If you support more clean energy jobs, and more wind and solar in our energy mix, why not take a moment to call the Governor's Office to urge him to sign this important bill.
Governor Hickenlooper's number is (303)866-2471.
Examples of these cans are Guinness, Murphy's Stout, and other British/Irish canned beers. Plastic widgets are an unmanageable contamination to processors, who will not accept them from us. The widget must be removed in order for us to recycle the can.
For some time we have had our staff twist open the cans to remove the widget, a time consuming process. This has led to workplace injuries, with the exposed and jagged aluminum causing cuts and lacerations.
Please do not place these cans in your recycling bin. If possible, avoid cans that contain widgets or contact your beverage manufacturer to voice your opinion about the inclusion about this obstruction to recycling. Thank you.