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4 weeks ago

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Happy America Recycles Day!! Free electronic recycling at the Eagle County Landfill today! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy America Recycles Day!! Free electronic recycling at the Eagle County Landfill today!

2 months ago

Vail Honeywagon

Recycle tip:
Moon boots (and other textiles) can NOT go in the curbside recycling bin. But they can be recycled or reused if you take them to the Thrifty Shop in Edwards or Eagle or drop them in the USAgain bins at the Avon and Eagle recycle centers. You can also sell them on Craigslist or Eagle County Classifieds (FB) - sweet moon boots like these would probably go for top dolla!
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Recycle tip:
Moon boots (and other textiles) can NOT go in the curbside recycling bin. But they can be recycled or reused if you take them to the Thrifty Shop in Edwards or Eagle or drop them in the USAgain bins at the Avon and Eagle recycle centers. You can also sell them on Craigslist or Eagle County Classifieds (FB) - sweet moon boots like these would probably go for top dolla!

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Dibs!

🤦‍♀️

Size? I'll start the bidding at $15

2 months ago

Vail Honeywagon

Vail Honeywagon is proud of our Compost & Sustainability Manager, Shawn Bruckman for the hard work and determination that she demonstrated to receive the Waste Connections inaugural Bob Davis Award for Leadership in Sustainability! ... See MoreSee Less

Vail Honeywagon is proud of our Compost & Sustainability Manager, Shawn Bruckman for the hard work and determination that she demonstrated to receive the Waste Connections inaugural Bob Davis Award for Leadership in Sustainability!Image attachment

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Well deserved! Vail Resorts would not be able to be achieve our zero waste goals without the work of Shawn and Honeywagon!

Congratulations you deserve it!

Congratulations Shawn. We’ll deserved

Congratulations!!

Awesome!

So proud of you Shawn! What an accomplishment!

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2 months ago

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Vail Honeywagon teamed up with Red Sandstone Elementary School Town of Vail & Vail Resorts for a town clean up today! Teaching future generations to give back to the community through service and conscious material management! ... See MoreSee Less

Vail Honeywagon teamed up with Red Sandstone Elementary School Town of Vail & Vail Resorts for a town clean up today! Teaching future generations to give back to the community through service and conscious material management!

4 months ago

Vail Honeywagon

Recycle the basics: cans, bottles, tubs, jugs & jars. And cardboard too. REDUCE - REDUCE - REDUCE! And then recycle ONLY the things that go in the bin.The Eagle County Recycling Guide is here! Download it, print it, post it, share it, use it. Help control recycling contamination to #BeBetterTogether when it comes to recycling right.
Check out our recycling guide and blog posts that help explain the world of recycling at:
bit.ly/EagleCountyRecycles
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Recycle the basics: cans, bottles, tubs, jugs & jars. And cardboard too. REDUCE - REDUCE - REDUCE! And then recycle ONLY the things that go in the bin.
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Vail Honeywagon Recycling Update

Vail Honeywagon is committed to providing sustainable waste diversion services as a demonstration of our commitment to protecting the local mountain environment. Recycling is the easiest way for our customers to take advantage of Vail Honeywagon’s sustainable collection options and it is important that we all do our part in understanding the local recycling processes.

Recyclable materials that Vail Honeywagon collects and transports become commodities that are sold on a worldwide market. During the last five years commodity prices have fallen dramatically and foreign markets that purchase recycled material are shrinking. This has created growing inventories of recycled materials and further devaluation of the commodity.


Industry Information

 

  • Recycling Is Broken

    Posted November 22, 2019

    Article written by: Maddie Stone.
    Earther.Gizmodo.com

    In Philadelphia, people like to recycle. Together, all 1.6 million of us generate about 400 tons of recyclable material each day. But since last fall, roughly half of the bottles and cans my neighbors and I have placed dutifully curbside in our blue bins… learn more »

  • Recycling In Colorado Just Got Harder Thanks to New Restrictions From China

    Posted November 22, 2019

    Article written by: Sandra McMahon
    Colorado Public Radio

    As a state, Colorado hasn’t been the greatest recycler. New restrictions imposed by China on contamination levels, mixed paper and plastics aren’t making things any easier.

    China used to be the leading re-manufacturer of recyclable material, and took in over half… learn more »

  • U.S. Recycling Companies Face Upheaval from China Scrap Ban

    Posted October 18, 2019

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-recycling-companies-face-upheaval-from-china-scrap-ban-1533231057… learn more »

  • Recycling In Colorado Just Got Harder Thanks to New Restrictions From China

    Posted March 12, 2019

    Article written by: Sandra McMahon
    Colorado Public Radio


    As a state, Colorado hasn’t been the greatest recycler. New restrictions imposed by China on contamination levels, mixed paper and plastics aren’t making things any easier.

    China used to be the leading re-manufacturer of recyclable material, and took… learn more »

  • Recycling Is Broken

    Posted March 12, 2019

    Article written by: Maddie Stone.
    Earther.Gizmodo.com

    In Philadelphia, people like to recycle. Together, all 1.6 million of us generate about 400 tons of recyclable material each day. But since last fall, roughly half of the bottles and cans my neighbors and I have placed dutifully curbside in our… learn more »

  • Curbside recycling programs are now such money-losers that it's going to cost us more

    Posted December 28, 2018

    Article Written by: Steve Orr

    Published in: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 

    Even as you diligently fill your blue box each week, the recycling industry has been turned on its head — and you may have to change the way you recycle, and pay more for it, as a…

    learn more »
  • China’s Changing Import Regulations— What Does It All Mean?

    Posted September 10, 2018

    There’s a new normal in the world of recycling. Once the largest importer of post-consumer recyclables, China decided it didn’t want “foreign garbage” inundating its country anymore.

    So, it instituted a waste import ban on 24 kinds of solid wastes in January 2018; a new contamination standard of 0.5 percent… learn more »

  • Keep Calm and Recycle On: The Sky Isn’t Falling

    Posted August 15, 2018

    Chaz Miller, Staff Writer
    WASTE 360

    Recycling is a dynamic process forced to change as products evolve and markets fluctuate.

    Recycling is in the news and not in a good way. Newspapers and television news shows are full of stories about its apparent death. If they are right, then… learn more »

  • Recycling is in trouble – and it might be your fault

    Posted April 27, 2017

    Paul Singer, Staff Writer
    USA TODAY

    If you are recycling at home, you are probably doing it wrong.

    That is why a worker lunged to grab a garden hose off the conveyor belt at a Waste Management recycling facility here Wednesday before it got caught in a giant sorting… learn more »

  • Recycling is growing, but Southwest Colorado is sending more trash to landfills

    Posted August 3, 2016

    Mary Shinn, Herald Staff Writer
    Durango Herald

    Even though recycling is on the rise regionally, consumers in Southwest Colorado are sending more trash to landfills than they were in 2007. For example, WCA Waste, which operates the Bondad Landfill, has seen an almost 7 percent increase from 243,487 cubic… learn more »

  • We Have Some GREAT News!

    Posted May 5, 2016

    MWfaviconOver the past year, Mountain Waste & Recycling has taken significant steps to reduce our impact in the neighborhoods of Carbondale. The two actions listed below already have resulted in far less truck traffic on Carbondale streets and a reduction in vehicle noise in the neighborhoods near Town Hall: learn more »

  • Through the looking glass, some envisioning a recycling rebound

    Posted April 28, 2016

    Jason Blevins
    The Denver Post

    Momentum Recycling, Alpine Waste see opportunity in shattered bottles, bailed Styrofoam

    John Lair rattles a plastic bag full of broken glass.

    There are bits of plastic, paper labels and chunks of food mixed in with the green, amber and clear — or flint —… learn more »

  • End of Davis landfill drop-off recycling resulted from international trends

    Posted April 7, 2016

     Standard Examiner, March 18, 2016
    Doug Gibson

    There’s a simple reason that the Davis County landfill recently ended its drop-off recycling program — it was not supporting itself, victim to trends outside its control.

    Besides an increase in curbside recycling firms in Davis County — the chief… learn more »

  • Partnership to keep 
Basalt recycling facility running

    Posted January 29, 2016
    County, town talk 50-50 split on operations cost A popular recycling center in Willits will remain open for the time being after the town of Basalt and Pitkin County discussed an informal agreement during Tuesday evening’s joint meeting. The county is looking at a 50-50 share of costs with the town to keep the needed facility operating and recyclables out of the landfill. Basalt had said it would no longer help fund the facility, which is operated by Waste Management, come the end of April. The town has been subsidizing the recycling drop-off center to the tune of $3,300 per month since September. learn more »
  • Low Oil Prices Interfere With What Recyclers Are Paid For Plastic

    Posted January 26, 2016

    The price of oil has been on a downward dive for a couple of years. This has been great for some businesses and not so for others. One industry hit especially hard is the recycling business. DAVID GREENE, HOST: The price of oil has been on a downward dive for a couple years now, and one business hit especially hard by low oil prices is the recycling business. Here's Stacey Vanek Smith from our Planet Money team. STACEY VANEK SMITH, BYLINE: Last spring, oil prices had just dropped in half from $120 a barrel to about $60 a barrel, and all of these recycling plants were going out of business. To figure out why, I visited Tom Outerbridge at Sims Recycling in Brooklyn, right near where live. learn more »

  • Reduce, Reuse, Remove The Cellophane: Recycling Demystified

    Posted January 26, 2016

    It's easy to think we're being virtuous when we fill up the blue recycling bin and put it on the curb. But it's clear we have embraced some magical thinking when it comes to what can be recycled. NPR's Dianna Douglas visited a waste management plant in Elkridge, Md., to get the answers from Michael Taylor, director of recycling operations for the plant. Taylor's No. 1 tip: Don't recycle plastic bags, even if they're full of newspaper. They gum up the whole processing system. Every few hours Taylor has to shut down the machines to remove all the plastic. learn more »

  • With 'Single-Stream' Recycling, Convenience Comes At A Cost

    Posted January 26, 2016

    "In many municipalities around the country, the days of sorting your recyclables for curbside pickup are long gone, replaced by a system called "single stream" recycling. But what happens after all those bits of plastic, paper, glass and metal get put in the bin? Because it's often collected by the same workers who pick up the garbage, it's easy to wonder if the recyclables make their way to the dump, too. But single-stream recycling ends up at a place called a materials recovery facility. An MRF is part warehouse, part industrial plant; a single facility can process hundreds of tons every day, using workers and high-tech machines." learn more »

  • Pitkin County wants more equitable contributions for recycling service

    Posted January 20, 2016

    Basalt only covering cost of Willits facility through April Pitkin County commissioners had a long discussion on the moral benefits of the area’s recycling program on Tuesday, but stressed that municipalities need to step up their share of funding to support the costly amenity into the future. The high cost of recycling service is being compounded by the commodity markets falling drastically in the last few years, making recycling facilities unprofitable. The county is now looking at having municipalities share the cost of service at a possible 50-50 clip. That would mean an annual match of $97,000 from the city of Aspen, $23,300 from Basalt, and $56,600 from Snowmass Village for operations. learn more »

  • What Happens to Your Recyclables After They Are Picked Up?

    Posted January 20, 2016
    Have you ever wondered what happens to your recycled items after you leave them out on the curb? See all chapters of the recycling process in this short 3 minute video. Watch now. learn more »
  • Recycling Poses Conundrum for Waste Companies, Local Governments

    Posted January 19, 2016

    The vast majority of recyclable materials from the Roaring Fork Valley are being shipped across the Pacific Ocean. That’s according to a major area trash and recycling hauler. Recycling has been a hot topic among leaders in the Valley, as the price of collecting and trucking plastic, glass, and other materials out of the area is getting more expensive.

    "The chances of your recyclables going to China are probably in the 95% - 100% range,” says Scott Eden. He’s founder and President of Carbondale-based Mountain Waste and Recycling, the combination of the two companies Intermountain Waste & Recycling and Mountain Roll-Offs, Inc. “And there are a bunch of factors, that none of us control, that impact [sending recyclables to China]." learn more »
  • Extending the life of the landfill

    Posted November 16, 2015

    For many Pitkin County residents, the only thing more loathsome than waste is wasted space. But in recent years, local officials have warned that the lifespan of the county’s landfill is limited — not an uncommon problem for many of the nation’s communities, and indeed, globally. But it’s a problem compounded locally by sky-high property values that make the potential use of any more county land for waste disposal unrealistic. Unfortunately for county residents, the eventual closing of the landfill will greatly increase the fees they’re charged to have their trash hauled away. Pitkin County solid-waste manager Cathy Hall said the county is doing everything it can to push that endpoint for the landfill further into the future." learn more »