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1 year 9 months ago

Recycle your Christmas tree in Pueblo

If you still haven't gotten rid of your Christmas tree, you have a great recycling option in Pueblo. Take your tree, free of all ornaments, garlands, tinsel, and lights, to Vision Recycled Aggregate and Landscape. They're located on Vision Lane in Pueblo. Trees are stacking up out there everyday, and...

1 year 11 months ago

America Recycles Day on Saturday

America Recycles Day is being celebrated Saturday in Pueblo at the Nature and Raptor Center. They have the Green Living Series, giving earth-friendly workshops to reduce environmental impacts; that's on Saturday running from 10 am until 3 pm. You can learn about local recycling info and bring your plastic...

2 years 8 months ago

Free electronic recycle event

Go Green Colorado Springs will sponsor a free electronics recycling event on March 3. 5R Processors of Wisconsin will accept old or obsolete electronics equipment from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Mary's High School. Items accepted include computers, monitors, laptops, printers, televisions, cell phones and stereo equipment....

3 years 1 month ago

A priceless recovery

At first, Jim Huffman didn't realize he'd lost it. It wasn't until he'd returned home from dropping off his newspapers in the recycling bin that he noticed his wedding band was missing. At 84 years old, Huffman has celebrated two 25 year anniversaries. His first wife died years ago...

3 years 5 months ago

Free recyling class for local businesses

The Pueblo City-County Health Department is hosting a free class for businesses to better understand commercial recycling options in the Pueblo area. The free class will be held on Thursday, May 26 from 10:00am-noon at the Pueblo City-County Health Department,101 W. 9th Street on the third floor. Attendees will learn...

3 years 6 months ago

Trash talk in Colorado Springs

It is Earth Day today and Colorado Springs makes an effort to keep our city clean and our planet healthy. Kids from the Colorado Springs Conservatory sang at the launch of the public recycling program this morning outside of City Hall. Right afterwards, Mayor Rivera cut the ribbon celebrating...

3 years 7 months ago

El Paso County expands recycling program

There's a new recycling bin, for common recyclables, at the El Paso County Household Hazardous Waste Facility. You can now drop off things like aluminum, paper, cardboard, glass and plastic, all for free. They'll take plastics numbered one through seven, just look on the bottom of plastic items to see...

3 years 10 months ago

Pueblo recycling program discontinued

The Pueblo Health Department will remove its recycling bins next week due to lack of funding. The bins are located at: Bessemer Neighborhood near the EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel Mill offices Pueblo West near Civic Center and Joe Martinez Boulevard Pueblo West near the General...

4 years 4 months ago

Computer recycling event scheduled

Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs is offering free computer recycling on Saturday, June 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel Hills Mall (southeast parking lot) and The Citadel (food court parking lot) as well as at its donation locations. The donation drive is part of Reconnect,...

4 years 6 months ago

Alcoa hopes to increase aluminum recycling

Alcoa Inc. has expanded its aluminum can recycling operation in East Tennessee, which is already one of the nation's largest recycling plants. The Pittsburgh-based company's president said at a Friday dedication the expansion coincides with a goal to boost the current 54 percent rate of recycling beverage cans in...

4 years 9 months ago

Christmas tree recycling

When you are ready to get rid of your Christmas tree, El Paso County and Pueblo County are offering recycling services to residents. In El Paso County you can go to any "Treecycle" location. The "treecycle" program will operate two consecutive weekends. Saturday and Sunday, January 2-3 and...

4 years 11 months ago

Recycle your old computer--for free

Many people have old computers just sitting around--mostly because they don't know what to do with them. This weekend you can "go green" and recycle them--plus get a tax write off. It's a win-win because this event is being sponsored by Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs. The event...

5 years 2 weeks ago

Get paid to recycle

A new recycling program in Colorado Springs allows you to earn rewards for being "green." The Recycle Bank has joined efforts with Waste Connections of Colorado to try and increase household recycling. Here's how it works: customers earn reward points for every pound of trash they recycle. Those points...

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