Recycle Colorado empowers apartment residents to start recycling

Recycle Colorado launched a six-month free recycling pilot for eight apartment buildings in downtown Denver November 7. The city’s Solid Waste Management Division estimates that approximately one-third of the city’s population lives in multifamily complexes that are not eligible for city recycling collection services. This pilot assists and incentivizes multifamily properties to start their own recycling programs.

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K-12 students invited to participate in Recycle Colorado's poster contest

 
One grand-prize winner receives a $100 gift card. The grand-prize winner’s school receives a $200 gift card for room supplies. Deadline April 26, 2020.

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Glass-collection project captures 30,000 pounds in six months

Recycle Colorado designed the Glass Recycling Pilot Project to study the barriers to recycling in the commercial sector in the City of Denver. During six months, a total of 30,535 lbs of glass was collected from the 13 businesses and 23 commercial residences that participated in the project. The main reasons commercial entities gave for not participating or not continuing recycling after the project were cost, space for the cart/dumpster and insufficient volume of glass.

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Eleven companies take the Colorado Contractor's Challenge

Recycle Colorado, in partnership with GE Johnson, is coordinating the 2019 Colorado Contractor’s Challenge. The Challenge is a voluntary program designed to encourage contractors based in Colorado to initiate or improve their sustainability efforts.

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