Programs and Events Recycling and Diversion Waste Diversion Planning

Event Calendar

Jan 27Edwards Winter Farmers Market
10:00AM - 02:00PM
Feb 01VVP - 10th Annual Success Awards
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Feb 05Sustainable Film Series - 'In Organic We Trust'
06:00PM - 08:00PM
Feb 092013 Colorado Garden and Home Show
10:00AM - 08:00PM
Waste Diversion PDF Print E-mail
The Alliance is the recipient of a USDA Waste Diversion grant that funds the following community initiatives through mid-2011. The Alliance, in partnership with Eagle County government, is researching expansion of recycling and waste diversion programs throughout the Valley with these grant funds.

-Research yard waste collection.

-Explore composting options.

-Evaluate construction and demolition waste disposal.

-Complete end-market research. End markets are the place where a disposed material will be recycled or reused after disposal. Without an end market, or a demand for a disposed product, the cycle of reuse or recycling cannot be completed.

-Determine feasibility of pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) trash collection. PAYT collection is a trash/recycling system that encourages users to increase recycling through charging users for the amount of trash that they dispose. More details can be found on the EPA's PAYT page.

-Complete a 10-year Eagle County waste diversion plan.

A stakeholder group -comprised of the Alliance, Eagle County municipalities, Honeywagon and Waste Management- has worked together on the above tasks. The Eagle Valley 10-Year Waste Diversion Implementation Plan has been completed and a final version can be found here:

Eagle Valley 10-Year Waste Diversion Implementation Plan

The Alliance is currently working with all Eagle Valley Municipalities as well as Eagle County to adopt diversion goals, and implement the 10-Year plan. For questions/concerns or more info please contact John-Ryan Lockman at 970-827-9999


Thank you to the USDA for funding this very important community project.

Support the Alliance

Make sure to get your home as efficient as possible for the winter. Work with EnergySmart Colorado to get a low cost audit and access to rebates and financing for energy efficiency projects.


In Eagle County you can now recycle all plastics #1 through #7! Learn more here. Contact us for more info.


Holy Cross Energy has new 2013 residential and commercial rebates available for energy efficiency measures, effective 1/1/13. More info.

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