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Colorado Recycles Week – November 16 – 20, 2020
Colorado Recycles Week – November 16 – 20, 2020

Colorado Recycles Week – November 16 – 20, 2020

This morning, Governor Polis proclaimed that the third week in November will be Colorado Recycles Week!

Colorado Recycles Week is an effort to make Coloradans not only more aware of the benefits of recycling and composting, but to also continue all of Colorado’s efforts to become a more sustainable state.

In honor of Colorado’s first Recycles Week, we’ve put together a quick list of local recycling resources.

Broomfield Recycling Centerhttps://www.broomfield.org/310/Recycling-Cent

  • Open 24/7 for Broomfield Residents Only
  • Located at 225 Commerce Street Broomfield, CO 80020
  • Phone: 303-438-6329
  • Check website for accepted items

Broomfield Tree Branch Recycling Programhttps://www.broomfield.org/1031/Tree-Branch-Recycling-Program

  • Located at 2990 W 124th Avenue
  • Hours are Wednesdays, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Leaf Drop-off available 10/17/2020 – 1/9/2021
  • Pumpkin Drop-off available 10/24/2020 – 1/9/2021
  • Check website for accepted items 

Eco-Cyclehttps://www.ecocycle.org/

  • Site with a wealth of recycling resources
  • CHaRM – Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials Open Mon. – Sat., 9am – 5pm Located at 6400 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder (A fee does apply.)
  • A-Z Recycling Guide allows you to enter any item into the search bar and it provide ways in which that item can be recycled and suggestions of recycling facilities that can take that particular item
  • Recycling Hotline – 303- 444-6634

Read Eco-Cycle’s report, 2020 State of Recycling and Composting in Colorado

Highlights of the report:

  • Colorado continues to lag far behind the national recycling rate of 35%; in 2019 the state’s recycling rate was 15.9%, down from 17.2% in 2018 and far behind the national recycling rate of 35%.
  • Front Range residents are responsible for 87% of the waste generated in the state.  
  • Meanwhile, mountain and rural areas (collectively considered Greater Colorado) have already surpassed 2021 recycling goals set by the state and are producing less trash per person than the Front Range.
  • The cities of Aspen, Boulder, Durango, Fort Collins, and Loveland are leading the way with the top recycling programs in the state.
  • Businesses and municipalities continue to expand composting programs to manage organic materials such as leftover food and yard debris. In fact, organics programs have grown fivefold since 2010.

We hope that this week is a time for all of us to commit to continuing to support sustainable efforts in our state and local communities.

We can do it, Colorado!

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