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2 years 3 months ago

Recycle event scheduled for May 12

Residents of Pueblo County can get rid of unwanted hard-to-recycle items on Saturday May 12. The event happens at the Colorado State Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enter the fairgrounds at Gate 3 on Mesa Avenue. Items will only be accepted from homes--no business waste will...

2 years 3 months ago

Recycling event planned at UCCS

A community-wide recycling event will happen on April 28 at UCCS. For $5.00 residents of the area will be able to recycle a carload of unwanted materials. Items accepted include tires, mattresses, electronics, latex paint, batteries, bulbs and more. The event is sponsored by Blue Star Recyclers, a...

2 years 4 months ago

Turn your old shoes into basketball courts

You can now recycle those worn out old athletic shoes so they can be given new life. Now through June, all brands and sizes of athletic shoes will be accepted. They'll be turned into playgrounds, running tracks, football fields and basketball courts. Dress shoes, flip flops, cleats are not...

2 years 4 months ago

"Junque Art" anyone?

Ever turn something junky into something unique, or even beautiful? The Colorado Association for Recycling is looking for artists who incorporate reused, recycled or repurposed material within their artwork. The first annual Recycled Art Market will be held as a feature of the 2012 "Summit for Recycling" state conference...

3 years 2 months ago

Recycle day planned at State Fairgrounds

Pueblo will offer a collection day for hard-to-recycle items on Saturday, May 14 at the State Fairgrounds. For a $5 gate admission, you may drop-off latex paints, spray paints and stains, household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, scrap appliances, used oil and oil filters, antifreeze, and lead vehicle batteries. Used...

3 years 3 months ago

Colorado Springs is talking trash

About three dozen community members celebrated Earth Day outside of City Hall this morning launching the city's recycling program. Mayor Rivera cut the ribbon celebrating a new day of trash disposal in the Springs. This program is in partnership between waste management and Greener Corners. These new recycle...

3 years 5 months ago

Recycle class offered for businesses

The Pueblo Health Department will train business people how to recycle at a meeting on February 24. The class is free from 10 a.m. to noon at the Health Department at 9th and Santa Fe on the third floor. Information presented will include how to recycle batteries, plastic,...

3 years 7 months ago

Plan now to recycle that tree

Christmas trees can be recycled at seven locations in El Paso County on the first two weekends in January. Discarded trees will be ground into mulch and then given away for gardens and landscaping. Locations: Baptist Road Trailhead - Baptist Road & Old Denver Highway ...

3 years 7 months ago

Pueblo recycling program discontinued

The Pueblo Health Department will remove its recycling bins next week due to lack of funding. The bins are located at: Bessemer Neighborhood near the EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel Mill offices Pueblo West near Civic Center and Joe Martinez Boulevard Pueblo West near the General...

3 years 7 months ago

How to recycle used cooking oil

What should you do with that oil you used to cook the Christmas turkey? Don't pour it down the drain. Instead recycle it. Pueblo residents may drop off that used oil at three locations: Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 2313 S. Prairie Ave. Southern Colorado Services &...

3 years 8 months ago

Recycle that used cooking oil

Pueblo residents have a way to get rid of that used cooking oil after Thanksgiving, without causing problems to their sewer drains. Just recycle it. City and county residents can drop off their used cooking oil, including fats, oils and grease (vegetable and animal) at no cost from November...

3 years 8 months ago

America Recycles Day; where to recycle all year

Monday marked America Recycles Day, celebrated on November 15th every year since 1997. It's a day to inform, educate and promote recycling in the US. At the Recycle Depot located in Bulbs Plus in Colorado Springs, they properly dispose of universal waste. things like electronics, batteries and light bulbs, "What...

3 years 11 months ago

Builders learn to recycle

We all know building projects produce a lot of waste. BETTR Recycling says it can help recycle 90 percent of that material. On Thursday, Aug. 26, they'll show local buildings how to do it. Panel members represent organizations that offer recycling services and require construction recycling, such as...

4 years 5 days ago

Phone book recycling now available in Pueblo

Three organizations have joined together for a phone book recycling program in Pueblo. The Pueblo City-County Health Department, C&C Disposal, and Dex Directory TM are accepting old phonebooks until September 15, at six public drop-off sites located in the City and County. Drop off phone books at the following...

4 years 6 days ago

Business recycling event planned in Pueblo

The Pueblo City-County Health Department will show businesses how to start a commercial recycling program on July 29. Those attending will learn how to recycle and reuse everything from batteries to fluorescent light bulbs. Each business in attendance will receive a bulb recycling kit. Implementing an effective waste...

4 years 1 month ago

Computer recycling event scheduled

Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs is offering free computer recycling on Saturday, June 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel Hills Mall (southeast parking lot) and The Citadel (food court parking lot) as well as at its donation locations. The donation drive is part of Reconnect,...

4 years 4 months ago

Alcoa hopes to increase aluminum recycling

Alcoa Inc. has expanded its aluminum can recycling operation in East Tennessee, which is already one of the nation's largest recycling plants. The Pittsburgh-based company's president said at a Friday dedication the expansion coincides with a goal to boost the current 54 percent rate of recycling beverage cans in...

4 years 7 months ago

Pueblo expands Christmas tree recycling

Pueblo has expanded its Christmas tree recycling program this year. Trees can be dropped off and ground up into mulch, which will then be given away. Trees may be dropped off between January 2 and 17 at Vision Recycled Aggregate and Landscaping, located at 95 Vision Lane, just south of...

4 years 8 months ago

Colorado keeping more trash out of landfills

State health officials say Coloradans are recycling and keeping more of their trash out of landfills, though the economic downturn has weakened demand for recycled material. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said Monday that of the 11.2 million tons of waste material generated statewide last year,...

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