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Waste Diversion

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Our waste diversion efforts are based on the core principle:

Less waste means fewer greenhouse gases.

This principle guides our efforts to reduce the “downstream” waste in our local community, as well as the “upstream” waste occurring locally and in the larger global community. For every garbage can placed at the curb in the Yampa Valley, there are 87 cans worth of materials that come from the extraction industries-such as timber, agricultural, mining and petroleum-that manufacture natural resources into finished products (World Resources Institute).