Allison Plute
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Recycling Your Stuff in the Springs

The City of Colorado Springs Environmental Sustainability website has been given a facelift and now contains great information on how to properly dispose of and recycle all your stuff - from aluminum to construction waste to eyeglasses and shoes - in addition to other great green stuff.Check it out here and put waste in its proper place!…See More
Aug 31, 2012
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Tour of Bestway Recycling's Single-Stream Sorting Center

Event Date(s):Wednesday, August 15, 2012  City Agency:Environmental Sustainability Event Type:"Green" Bag Lunch-n-Learn Details:Colorado Springs is home to the first full recycling sorting center in southern Colorado with the recent opening of Bestway Recycling’s material recovery facility. Be one of the first to see how the aluminum, cardboard, paper,…See More
Aug 7, 2012
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Sort It, Springs! Tire Recycling

Did you know that tires are amonth the largest and most problematic sources of waste, due to the large volume produced and their durability?  Illegally dumped tires can become breeding grounds for mosquitoes and other pests in addition to being yucky to look at.Return used tires to retailers or wholesalers that recycle or retread them.  Or try one of these - they will pick them up for you!-American Tire Exchange, Inc.…See More
Aug 1, 2012
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Sort It, Springs! Glass

Sort It, Springs!Get gleeful over glass recycling! Glass can be recycled over and over while retaining its strength. 90% of recycled glass is used to make new containers, but it can also be used in kitchen tiles, counter tops, and wall insulation. Glass is accepted by many waste haulers or can be taken to these locations for recycling:Bestway Transfer Station, 543 Air LaneEl Paso County HHWF, 3244 Akers DriveWaste Management – Recycle America, 602 E. 4th Street Don’t let glass die in a…See More
Jul 23, 2012
Allison Plute added a discussion to the group Central
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Sort It, Springs! Cardboard

Save a box or two for your kitty or for constructing forts, the rest of your cardboard can be recycled by your waste hauler or at these Cardboard Recycling…See More
Jul 18, 2012
Allison Plute replied to Allison Plute's discussion 'Sort It, Springs!' in the group Central
"Did you know that the weight of aluminum cans has decreased; it takes 1 pound of aluminum to make 34 cans, up from 22 cans in 1972.    Tossing away one aluminum can wastes as much energy as pouring out half that can’s volume (6 oz.)…"
Jul 17, 2012
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Sort It, Springs!

The City of Colorado Springs Office of Innovation and Sustainability is launching a new education and awareness all about recycling: Sort It, Springs!Over the next several months we'll help you sort out how to sort your waste.  From aluminum to yard waste, we'll give you the skinny on how to go green with your garbage and inspire you to think twice before you toss your trash.Did you know that solid waste generation has increased from 3.66 to 4.43 pounds per person per day between 1980 and…See More
Jul 16, 2012
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Central

Have you got stories about events, issues and/or experiences in the Central area of the Springs? This is the place for you to write - and read - about your community!
Jul 16, 2012
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Sort It, Springs!

The City of Colorado Springs Office of Innovation and Sustainability is launching a new education and awareness campaign all about recycling: Sort It, Springs!Over the next several months we'll help you sort out how to sort your waste.  From aluminum to yard waste, we'll give you the skinny on how to go green with your garbage and inspire you to think twice before you toss your trash. Did you know that solid waste generation has inc…See More
Jul 16, 2012
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Jul 16, 2012

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Sort It, Springs!

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The City of Colorado Springs Office of Innovation and Sustainability is launching a new education and awareness campaign all about recycling: Sort It, Springs!



Over the next several months we'll help you sort out how to sort your waste.  From aluminum to yard waste, we'll give you the skinny on how to go green with your garbage and inspire you to think twice before you toss your trash. 

Did you know that solid waste generation has inc…

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