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Residential Recycling / Disposal

Recycling

Earth’s natural resources are limited, so it is important to conserve, recycle and reuse whenever possible.Recycling efforts can significantly reduce harmful waste for ourselves and future generations. Recycling gives materials that are labeled as recyclable a new purpose after they are turned over to local waste haulers. This allows such materials to live a new life and save time and money.

Recycling Facts

Studies show that:

  • More than 60 percent of rubbish that ends up in trash bins can be recycled.
  • Around 16 percent of the cost of a product is spent on packaging.
  • 80 percent of a vehicle can be recycled.
  • Glass is 100 percent recyclable.
  • It takes 24 trees to make one ton of paper.
  • Recycling paper creates 70 percent less pollution compared to normal non-recycled material paper production.
  • Plastics take around 500 years to decompose.
  • One recycled tin can saves enough energy to power a television for 3 hours.

Disposal

Residents and businesses often defer rubbish to landfills. The US Environmental Protection Agency estimates that municipal solid waste generation continues to climb, which calls for energy conservation and other methods to prevent environmental degradation. Many waste haulers are currently generating energy and creating composting programs to mitigate landfill use.

Commonly Used Products that May be Hazardous:

Automotive Products

Antifreeze | Used oil, brake and transmission fluid | Gasoline, Diesel and fuel additives | Solvents and degreasers

Paints, Solvents, & Woodworking Supplies

Oil-based paints | Paint thinners and strippers | Stains and finishes

Fertilizers, Pesticides & Herbicides

Weed killer | Ant poison

Household Cleaners

Polishes and cleaners | Drain openers | Oven cleaners | Solvents

Batteries & Light Bulbs

Compact florescent light bulbs (CFL) | Rechargeable batteries | Fluorescent light bulbs

Miscellaneous

Pool and spa chemicals | Propane tanks & compressed gas cylinders | Film developing chemicals | Nail polish and removers|Insect repellents | Lighter fluid

Links to Additional Recycling & Disposal Resources

Throughout the state of Colorado there are many recycling facilities, hazardous waste collection events and curbside collection programs to assist with residential recycling and disposal.

Interactive Service Map

Use this search function to determine the Sewer District, Water District and Storm Drainage District for your address. It will also provide additional information on the service provider, billing provider and contact information.

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South Platte River Information

The South Platte River is one of the two principal tributaries of the Platte River. Flowing through Colorado and Nebraska, it is a major river of the American Midwest, Southwest and Mountain West. The river serves as the main source of water for eastern Colorado.

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Photo Library

Experience the water renewal facility through photographs of our facility, community events and educational events. These photos help to tell the story of the water renewal process and how continue to be stewards of the South Platte River.

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