Countywide pilot recycling program begins
The county commissioners have approved a pilot recycling program that is scheduled to kick off on Feb. 2. The pilot recycling center's location will be at the county's integrated solid waste transfer station located three miles southeast of Hotchkiss off of Hwy. 92 on K50 road. The transfer station is open to all Delta County residents and businesses at no cost.
The recycling center will accept a fairly wide assortment of recyclables to include corrugated cardboard, mixed paper to include office paper, newspaper, shredded paper, etc., clear and all colors of glass bottles and jars, aluminum, steel, and tin cans, and finally plastics #1-7.
The transfer station's hours are Thursday-Monday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please remember that the transfer station has primarily been a conduit for the North Fork neighborhoods to get their solid waste trash to the county's Adobe Buttes Landfill without having to make the long drive themselves. Except for vehicle batteries and used oil, all other material accepted there is on its way to the landfill. Therefore, if you plan on bringing a combined load of recyclables and solid waste trash to the facility, please keep your recyclables separated from the solid waste trash. The operator will be able to continue to make his volume assessment much faster that way, charge you for disposing only of the solid waste trash and get you on your way.
Please just follow the operator's instructions and the process should be fairly simple to get you in and out while turning former landfill waste into recyclable products.blog comments powered by Disqus