NOVEMBER IS COLORADO RECYLING MONTH
DIRECTORY (1) Town of Lyons Recycling (2) Boulder County Drop Off Center (3) Town of Lyons Recycling (4) November Recycle Month Info (5) Recycle Colorado (6) page 2 – list of Recycling events taking place in November 2020
Lyons, Colorado Recycling Center
September 28, 2018: New Location OPENING Announcement: The recycling center, run jointly by the Boulder County Resource Conservation Division and the Town of Lyons, is co-located with the Wastewater Treatment Plant at 198 2nd Avenue.
February 6, 2019: TOWN OF LYONS:
Recycling Center Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Each day, an automated gate closes the access way at 7 p.m., and reopens at 7 a.m. the following morning. Sensors are installed to allow the gate to reopen, for anyone caught inside the recycling center area after the gate has closed (7 p.m.).
The purpose of the gate is to mitigate unlawful dumping. Single-stream recyclables are the only items permitted in the recycling center, and dumping of any kind is prohibited (such as mattresses, strollers, electronics, etc.).
We ask for the community’s continued help in eliminating contamination of the recycling center. Common contributors of contamination include plastic bags (e.g. grocery bags and trash bags), food scraps and liquids, and non-recyclable materials. When placed in recycling bins, these products cause machinery to jam, reduce the value of the sorted materials, and require additional resources to resolve, which ultimately result in increased costs for end users.
- no plastic bags
(rip your “carrying bags” open and spill contents into bin)
- no food or liquid of any kind
(empty and wash out containers; no need to scrub)
- no landfill containers (polystyrene, thin plastic, plastic or wax coated containers, or 2 piece plastic carry-out containers)
- no frozen food boxes
- no shredded paper (go to Boulder County Recycling Drop-off Center at 1901 63rd St.)
- no oil or grease, including from cooking (if put down the drain – this costs the town a lot to separate and discard this)
- no hard cover books
- Aluminum – do not crush or flatten cans, ball clean foil to 2 inches or larger (no flat or small balled up foil, please)
- remove metal tops from plastic containers (& vice versa) and recycle both
- do not crush containers, boxes, cans (the sorting machine recognizes shapes, and places them in proper bins)
- no scrap metal, hazardous waste, diapers,
- no clothes, mattresses, electronics, pine needles, trash,
- thick glass (like drinking glasses and windows), light bulbs, ceramics
REMEMBER: There is a separate bin for cardboard. If you put it in the other two bins, it can become contaminated with food, grease, etc. and become trash.
Boulder County Drop-off Centers (DOC)
Boulder County Recycling Drop-off Center at 1901 63rd St., Boulder = Single-Stream recycling is a processing method used at the Boulder County Recycling Center that accepts recyclable materials in one bin. All recycling drop-off centers operated by Boulder County accept single-stream recycling with a separate box for Corrugated Cardboard and Brown Paper Bags. See Boulder County ECO-Cycle for recyle, compost and reuse options.
The Hazardous Materials Management Facility (HMMF) is now open and accepting residential hazardous materials by appointment only. There is a fee for dropping off hazardous waste, including household cleaners, paint, etc., and electronic and computer waste, and construction and demolition waste. 720-564-2220.
Forestry Sort Yards – Meeker Park and Nederland locations – logs, noxious weeds (in special bags), pine cones, slash, small branches, chunk and decayed wood. The yards are generally open in warm months only. Operational Status: Call 303-678-6368 for operational status of either sort yard. Sort yards are closed on July 4 and additional closures may be announced depending on weather and staffing requirements. Important to go to their page for more specifics. The materials need to be covered/secured/separated in your vehicle.
November 15, is America Recycles Day, the only nationally recognized day dedicated to
promoting recycling in the United States. Support recycling in our communities
and take the America Recycles Day pledge to reduce the amount of
waste you produce and to recycle more.
(Sign the PLEDGE to learn, act, share about recycling;
You can also organize & register your EVENT here.)
Recycle Colorado (formerly Colorado Association for Recycling) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are an action-oriented and mission-driven organization that works on projects that are tangible, actionable and measurable related to infrastructure and end markets for material recovery, reuse and manufacturing. We also work to advance both local and state policy that supports keeping valuable material resources out of our landfills. 720-839-9531
Vision=To transform Colorado into a national leader in waste reduction, recovery, and diversion. Mission=To advance infrastructure, end markets, and state and local policies in waste reduction, recovery, and diversion. Strategic Plan=View Recycle Colorado’s 2018-2020 strategic plan.