it is important to recycle correctly as this makes for clean collections and clean.
Uncontaminated collections are how a good price is obtained that then sustains local recycling
and also extends the life of our County's limited Landfill space.
STEEL AND ALUMINUM CANS
Recycle only clean, dry food and drink cans
Use a magnet to determine steel or aluminum. Steel will stick.
No need to crush or remove labels.
Places cans loosely in the bins or trailers (do not box or bag).
-Scrap metals are chemical cans, baking/pie tins and aluminum foil. Dispose at scrap metal landfill bin.
Remove any packing material - Styrofoam, plastic, metal etc. from each box and flatten all boxes
DO NOT recycle brown paper and paper shopping bags with the cardboard.
-TRASH any cardboard lined with aluminum, wax or plastic.
PAPER & NON-CORRUGATED CARDBOARD
Paper includes newspaper, newsprint, opened junk mail, catalogs, magazines, office paper,
school and notebook paper, tablet paper, paper bags, brown paper, non-corrugated cardboard boxes
such as pop/beer can and other dry good boxes ie. cereal, tissue, frozen food boxes.
-TRASH your paper plates/cups, tissue and other wrapping paper, paper towels. plastic coated paper,
and sewing tissue paper patterns.
PLASTIC & GLASS
At this time, plastic and glass are not recycled in Custer County.
You can take #1 and #2 plastic to Pueblo Recycle Works at 1595 Stockyard Road.
You can recycle your glass there too.
CO House Bill 21-1162 passed in 2021:
The Plastic Pollution Reduction Act
As of January 2023 shops that are not
exempted, will charge a 10-cent bag fee
on paper and plastic bags.
A ban on single-use plastic shopping
bags & styrofoam food containers goes
into effect in 2024.
Restaurants & shops with 3 or fewer sites are exempted.
Whenever you shop, take re-usable shopping bags.
Keep a few handy in your car.