JANUARY RECYCLING EVENT in Trinidad Colorado

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.

Paper

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).

Plastic

#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.

Glass

Bottles and jars, all colors.

Aluminum

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