40% of landfill is construction materials. The city of Boulder salvaged 94% of the materials on its recent demolition. The materials are usually crushed and mixed and cannot be re-used. The Boulder Community Health Hospital was carefully dismantled, and had 30 million pounds of materials either put to reuse or recycle. The city plans to re-use the steel girders in new construction (and currently has a building going up using it). Only Boulder and Palo Alto, California are doing this so far.City of Boulder
Lyons Recycle Center is located on 2nd Avenue, across from Bohn Park. — CLEAN, broken down cardboard goes in separate bin — no Plastic Bags, please, as they get caught in the rollers at the Recycle Center — no food or liquids — no Polystyrene or plastic-coated containers — no frozen food boxes (they have special coatings)– no shredded paper (gets caught in machinery) — no clothes, lumber, trash
Boulder Resource Central
Their Facebook page had the following items this fall alone!
=== Lawn Replacement program: They help replace 200+ square feet of grass for you, and give you a choice of several Gardens-in-a-Box; applications are every early-fall.
==partner with CU Boulder to offer items to reuse for their student rooms, such as fans and shelving, and bins.
==They just had a “tool sale” in October. A landfill diversion event.
==for Garden in a Box kit — see Lyons town hall – or go direct to: BOX
SPRINKLER EFFICIENCY PROGRAM: offered in July
Our FREE Slow the Flow sprinkler efficiency evaluations for residential properties aim to help Colorado residents reduce water use by optimizing their sprinkler system’s efficiency. Gain knowledge about your system, get a customized watering schedule, and reduce water waste with our on-site, no-cost sprinkler evaluations available to residents in partnering water provider districts. Colorado yard care just got easier. Be sure to sign-up as soon as possible for your best chance at a 2023 sprinkler evaluation!
BUILDING MATERIAL SALVAGING
Donate or find home renovation materials: including lumber, cabinetry, doors, windows, appliances, sinks and more
PICK UP & DELIVERY SERVICE
This year they added a new service: have a large load of building materials to donate or items that you can’t lug on your e-bike? We’ve got you covered. Our zero waste team offers free pick-ups for qualifying donations (call or send an email to inquire) and now we can deliver purchased items to your home for a fee. Now you can stress less and reuse more.
Every spring and fall they have a Sale. — Last year they diverted 12,800 pounds of home goods (plastic bins, lamps, chairs, etc) from the landfill, items which were taken from CU dorms when students left for the year.
We lost our $10,000 grant, so your donations do help. Give on “Colorado Gives Day” December 5th!
WEB PAGE: www.ResourceCentral.org — Email: email@example.com
NOTE: their Facebook page is updated with current activities
6400 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, Colorado
303-999-3820 ext. 222
Mon. – Fri. 8am – 4pm
(closed Christmas week)
Sign Up for their 4 newsletters, including Monthly Garden In A Box
USE CANS INSTEAD OF PLASTIC BOTTLES! === Pledge to ditch single-use plastic and opt for infinitely recyclable aluminum whenever possible. 75% of all aluminum every produced is still in use today. === Can’d Aid recycled over 46,000 pounds of aluminum (the equivalent of 28.5 million cans!) by launching and strengthening recycling programs nationwide.Can’d Aid, in a longstanding partnership with Ball Corporation