Bestway Disposal’s Amazing Race Recycling Challenge

Last week marked Colorado Springs’ first-ever “Amazing Race” recycling challenge.


Arriving from Arizona, in route to their home base in Michigan, 24 students from Calvin College stopped by Bestway Disposal’s Material Recovery Facility (MRF), Southern Colorado’s only recycling facility, as part of their school’s “Amazing Race” competition. They competed head-to-head in a 1 ton recycling challenge, sorting through a never-ending stream of recyclables. It was smelly, sticky, grimy, and at times, dizzying. Calvin students quickly realized how challenging and valuable the job is of a MRF staffer.   

Since opening in June 2012, the MRF has processed over 5,000 tons of inbound material and diverted over 10,000,000 pounds of material from local landfills. To get a firsthand look at the MRF, contact Alicia Archibald, Recycling Education, Bestway Disposal, to schedule a tour for your school, community group or organization. Or, learn more at


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