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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Announcement to our valued curbside recycling participants:
We have always provided our customers with low cost, high quality, locally made recycling bags for use in setting out material at the curb. Unfortunately the local distributor has sold their business to a national firm that no longer offers bags of acceptable quality at an affordable price. As a result, we are no longer able to obtain recycling bags. We are very upset by this turn of events and deeply regret the inconvenience to you, both new and longtime customers. We will be researching some options for local and online outlets from which recyclers can purchase their own containers and will post that information on our webpage as soon as it is available.
Please remember that we currently do offer high quality, stackable recycling bins for purchase. However, you do not need to use specifically designed recycling containers to have your material picked up. In most cases paper sacks, laundry baskets and boxes work well. Please make sure that your containers: 1) are not falling apart; 2) weigh no more than 40 lbs. (with recyclables in them); and 3) do not collect rainwater, leaves, garbage, etc.
Keep America Beautiful has created this fun, fact filled website that answers many questions and gives great insight on what becomes of your recycling material once you set it out at the curb or drop it off at our recycling facility.
Check it out!!!
American Recycler News provides a report with statistics on the waste and recycling stream performed by the EPA.
Another great survey showing Americans are proud to Recycle
Here are just a few articles that contain some very useful facts for the benefits of recycling.
NOTICE TO OUR CUSTOMERS
Effective Monday, September 16th, 2013 — GJ CRI will no longer be accepting E-waste.
Please contact one of the R2 and ISO14001 certified electronic recyclers below.
Mesa County Hazardous Waste Facility
Mesa County Landfill
(970) 257-9336 Call for details and fees.
E-Waste Recyclers of Colorado
1027 South 7th St. Call for hours and fees. (970) 986-4002
Just a reminder to our wonderful customers!
Help keep yourselves, as well as our crew members - 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!