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.

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