recycling

*** For a summary PDF showing your recycling guidelines (complete with photos!), please download this flyer. ***

 


WE ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING COMINGLED ITEMS:

 

allowedAluminum, Tin, and Steel Cans, Aluminum FoilMake sure any aerosol cans are totally empty.

allowedPlastic #1 - #7Bottles and Tubs only – NO clamshells, to go boxes, plastic bags, plates, or utensils, compostable items, six-pack ring holders, motor oil bottles, styrofoam, any plastic not labeled with a recycling triangle symbol.

allowedNewspaper, Office Paper, Envelopes, Magazines, Brown Paper Bags, Junk MailNO paper plates, napkins, cups, tissues, neon paper

allowedFlattened Cardboard and Paperboard (such as cereal boxes, beer cartons, etc.), cardboard egg cartons, paper towel and toilet paper tubes

allowedDairy & Juice Containers (such as milk cartons, juice boxes, rice milk)

 

A SUMMARY OF WHAT WE CANNOT ACCEPT:

not allowedNO paper plates, napkins, cups, tissues, neon paper

not allowedNO glass, mirrors, ceramics, pyrex, dishware, light bulbs

not allowedNO plastic bags, fresh fruit containers, clamshells, to-go boxes, styrofoam, plates, or utensils, compostable items, six-pack ring holders, motor oil bottles, any plastic not labeled with a recycling triangle symbol

WHY ARE WE NOT ACCEPTING GLASS ANYMORE?

The Summit County Resource Allocation Park (SCRAP) is no longer allowing any hauler to pickup glass with comingled items and it isn't feasible to have 2 recycling trucks out on every route.

The 3 main reasons listed by SCRAP are:

  1. Glass in the single stream process gets crushed and contaminates other recycled items, particularly paper and cardboard.
  2. Glass can't be recycled after going through the single-stream process because of additional contamination from ceramic, leaded glass, and other non-glass items.
  3. Removing glass from single-stream recycling reduces recycling costs and helps create a more self-sufficient program.

There are several drop-off centers throughout the county to take your glass. For locations and more in depth information on the importance of bottle-to-bottle recycling, please visit www.highcountryconservation.org or call the High Country Conservation Center at (970) 668-5703.

MORE INFORMATION:

tipLearn more about the different types of plastics represented by the #1 - #7 symbols right here.

tipRemember to put your recyclables into clearly marked bins -- not into plastic bags!

tipRemember to empty containers and discard caps, lids and pumps. Please rinse containers to cut down on contamination.

tipTo recycle all other items such as e-waste, batteries, copper, and appliances, please call the MRF at (970) 468-9263 for more information.


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