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Calling all businesses with hard-to-recycle items

In May, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is hosting a Commercial Recycling Drop-Off. At this one-stop-drop event, businesses can recycle scrap metal, ink cartridges, mattresses, paint, batteries, electronics, books, light bulbs and other materials based on demand. Data/hard-drive destruction will be available upon request. This event is by appointment only and for businesses only. No residential […]

Yampa, Oak Creek Green Machine Schedule

Green Machines are now available for single stream recycling drop-off one week per month in both Yampa and Oak Creek. In Yampa, the Green Machine is delivered to 83 East 1st St. the second Monday of the month and picked up the third Monday. The Oak Creek Green Machine is delivered to the City Park […]

Recycling glass becomes more viable in Steamboat thanks to Broomfield processing plant

Article adapted from the Steamboat Today Steamboat Springs — Discarded beer bottles never looked as good as they do now, after Momentum Recycling opened a glass sorting, cleaning and crushing facility in Broomfield. A Denver spokesman for Waste Management, the largest trash hauler in Northwest Colorado, confirmed Tuesday that his company began a week ago trucking […]

Every Day is Earth Day

Article adapted from the Steamboat Pilot’s Community Agriculture Alliance Column Written by Cameron Hawkins and Larisa Woycio, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council Since Earth Day always falls during our season-ending spring break week, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is dedicating a month to celebrate “Every Day is Earth Day” and raise awareness of local sustainability efforts.  April […]

Business, individuals honored for sustainability efforts

As posted by Matt Stensland at the Steamboat Today newspaper Steamboat Springs — A former Steamboat Springs City Council member, a 10-year-old girl, a lodging company and two teachers were among the recipients of awards presented Wednesday by the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council. “The awards are our way of celebrating in our community those that […]

America Recycles Day – November 15

On Tuesday, Steamboat County Commissioners read a proclamation recognizing America Recycles Day, Sunday November 15th. Members of YVSC attended this reading to share the stats from our 2015 Community Recycle Drop Off Day, as a statement of how impacting just one day of recycling can be on a community. In honor of this national day, an […]

Twin Enviro Services plans to take on greater role in recycling in Steamboat and Northwest Colorado

Reprinted fom Steamboat Today Steamboat Springs — Twin Enviro Services founder Les Liman confirmed this week that his company has broken ground on a new 6,000-square-foot materials recovery facility that has the potential to reduce the carbon footprint of single-stream recyclables being picked up curbside in Steamboat Springs and elsewhere in Northwest Colorado. “When you consider […]

Highlights from the 6th Annual Community Recycling Drop Off Day

The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council hosted its 6th annual Community Recycling Drop-Off Day Saturday, October 10th with partners from around the state including Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation, Twin Enviro Services, Routt County Environmental Health, Electronic Recyclers International, Post Net, Ski Haus, Lightworks of Steamboat, NAPA Auto Parts, Safeway, Axis Steel, Copper Magnate, and New Horizons Ministries. The event moved from Howelsen to Steamboat […]

Recycling bins available for “check-out” at public events

Recycling  – A Community Effort! The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council (YVSC) is happy to announce the arrival of twenty-five 60-gallon beverage recycle bins.  In May, YVSC received a grant from the Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Keep America Beautiful.  After a short delay, the new, blue bottle recycling bins have arrived and are ready for […]

The 4 Angles to E-waste Recycling – Globally

This has been submitted by a guest blogger, Anne Staley, and is focused on E-waste on a global level.  To make progress on a more local level, we encourage you to read our February VV article, ask our state leaders to promote product stewardship policy, and as individuals, act responsibly in purchasing and recycling your electronics. […]