Recycling and waste diversion is the easiest thing we, as individuals, can do to help our environment. It’s accessible to everyone, it saves energy, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Although recycling is not the answer, it’s a proven step to the solution! We can make more radical changes by reducing and reusing, and educating ourselves and the community on waste management.
The nationwide average for Material Solid Waste (MSW) recycling is 34%. Colorado is well below that at 12%. Eagle County recycles at more than twice the state-wide average, hitting 26% waste diversion in 2018. However, this still puts us well behind the nationwide rate with almost 10% more of our waste going to the landfill than the rest of the country’s average MSW diversion to recycling or compost facilities.
Wondering what you can recycle in your Eagle Valley community? Or where to properly dispose of your waste? Use the Eagle County Waste Wizard! Simply enter the item you are looking to dispose of below and we’ll tell you if it can be recycled or where it can be disposed of properly. Enter the item below or click on the app links to download our mobile app to always have an answer at your fingertips!