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Greener Corners sees recycling growth in first year

It’s been almost a year since the city established its first public recycling program in partnership with New Jersey-based for-profit company Greener Corners. Continue Reading Greener Corners sees recycling growth in first year

Colorado lawmakers and the recycling industry are talking about how recycling old computers, televisions and other electronics can create jobs. A bill pending that is now in the state Senate would ban certain electronics from going to a landfill. The Senate has given preliminary approval to the measure, and it faces one final vote before… Continue Reading Colo. lawmakers promoting electronic recycling bill

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It’s a program that creates both jobs and revenue for the city, as well as increases its profile as a green community. Colorado Springs is launching its public space recycling program on Earth Day, Friday, April 22. The program is a partnership with Greener Corners, a full-service public space recycling and environmental organization. The program will not… Continue Reading Recycling bins to be placed throughout city

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City officials announced today that recycling bins will be installed in city parks and other public spaces by April. Colorado Springs, apparently, has come a long way since last year’s budget crunch forced it to yank trash cans out of parks. The recycling program will not be paid for my the city, however. It’s the… Continue Reading City to get recycling bins in parks, downtown

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Residents of Colorado Springs may imagine their city, with its sparkling skies, clean streets and mountain air, would be one of America’s greenest cities. After all, the city ranks high on most “best places” lists. It appears, however, that they’re too busy enjoying life here to recycle our trash. Among 100 cities rated for residential… Continue Reading Recycling in the Springs: Mounds of opportunity

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Waste diversion and recycling grants available

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is accepting grant applications for $1.1 million in waste diversion and recycling projects in Colorado. The application deadline is March 3. But there’s a catch: The grant, approved by the legislature during 2007, is scheduled to end June 30. If the sunset provision of the law isn’t… Continue Reading Waste diversion and recycling grants available

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Waste Connections is hoping to haul in the customers with a new “cash for trash” recycling progam that starts next month. The program allows consumers to earn reward points for every pound of waste they recycle. It’s the latest move by trash-hauling companies to cash in on the green industry. The national organization RecycleBank teamed with… Continue Reading Waste Connections stepping up green efforts with ‘cash for trash’

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Bring a brown bag, learn about green

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Once a month, the city’s “green team” hosts a brown bag lunch session to offer advice, tips and information about how businesses and individuals can go green and save money. In the second of the series, the team has invited guest speakers from Colorado Springs Utilities to offer ideas about how to save money through rebates… Continue Reading Bring a brown bag, learn about green

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