Recent Photos from Commerical Street in Trinidad Colorado

I took some photos in Downtown Trinidad along Commercial Street over the last few days that I though I would share.


Friday, January 21, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. & Saturday, January 22, 8 a.m.–noon

Waste Connections 2600 Freedom Road

Please especially note the following:

• Containers with food and liquid residues create a mess & stench! Please bring your containers clean and dry.

• No plastic bags; they are the worst contaminant in the bin. If you bring your recyclables in plastic bags,

empty the contents and reuse the bags.

• Remove all lids from containers. No plastic bottle caps allowed in the bins

(they melt at a dif’t temperature and contaminate the process); no lids from plastic tubs unless they have

a recycle number stamped on them; metal jar lids are accepted.

• Only cardboard and paperboard boxes should be flattened.

Items Accepted

With single-stream recycling, all items are collected in the same bin and thus can be stored in your home without separating.

No need to remove container labels, paper clips, stamps, address labels, staples, tape, wire, metal fasteners,

rubber bands, spiral bindings, plastic tabs.


White or pastel office paper, file folders, egg cartons (no Styrofoam), paperboard boxes such as for cereal and crackers (flatten),

paper bags, milk/juice cartons (no foil pouches), paperback books, phonebooks, magazines and catalogs, brochures,

blueprints, newspapers and inserts (no bags), junk mail and greeting cards, corrugated cardboard and cardboard boxes (flatten).


#1-7 plastic bottles and jars (no caps) and tubs. No microwave trays. No compostable cups;

these are usually made from corn but look like plastic.


Bottles and jars, all colors.


Clean, balled aluminum foil (2” or larger) and pie pans.

(Put your aluminum cans in the boxes around town to benefit Habitat for Humanity or take them to the rehab center to benefit its operations.)

Steel/tin cans

Empty aerosol cans (no caps)

Loose metal lids and steel bottle caps

NO plastics not listed; no plastic bags, bottle and jar caps, microwave trays, 6-pack holders, needles or syringes.

NO shredded paper, paper ream wrappers, tissues, paper towels, napkins, NO stickers or sheets of address labels.

waxed paper or waxed cardboard, hardback books, orange or brown envelopes, frozen food containers, paper to-go containers.

NO mirrors, light bulbs, plates or vases, drinking glasses, window glass.

NO hazardous or biohazardous waste.

NO Styrofoam.

NO ceramics or Pyrex.

Thank you, Tercio Ranch–The Moore Charitable Foundation, for sponsoring this event!

Questions? Call ReGroup at 719-845-8218

See ReGroup’s bookmark in the library for other recycling opportunities in Trinidad.

Paint Recycling

Rich Colombo, local artist, takes leftover latex and oil house paint for his own use and to distribute to others. Call first: 846-6435

Business Opportunities in Trinidad Colorado

When we take a good look around Trinidad Colorado there are many opportunities it seems. In downtown there are many beautiful old historic buildings that could be purchased and updated right on Main Street and Commerical Street and other near by streets. Seems that there is a lot of opportunity for just the right business for a small town.

Hibbett Sports, a sports clothing store that targets small towns just moved into Trinidad and from what I understand they have been doing really good business. In the same shopping center near Exit 15 there is a Sears Hometown Store for Sale that you might want to also check out.

I have to tell you that we feel that the most needed new businesses for Trinidad would be some good quality restaurants either local or national chains. Don’t get me wrong we have some good restaurants but there is certainly the need for more choices. Anyone interested in opening a restaurant in Trinidad? Come check out the town and see what you think. There is a lot of opportunity in Trinidad Colorado for the right business!

What kind of business do you think we need in Trinidad? Let us know.