Solid Waste & Recycling

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  • Phone: 970-328-3470
    Fax: 970-328-3466

    Solid Waste and Recycling
    P.O. Box 473
    Wolcott, CO  81655-0473 

    815 Ute Creek Road
    Wolcott, CO  81655 

    landfill@eaglecounty.us 
      

        


Landfill to host ribbon cutting, tours for MRF

Contact: Ron Rasnic, Solid Waste Manager, 970-328-3470

The Eagle County Landfill will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at its recently opened Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) at 11:45 a.m. Monday, April 19. Additionally, the facility will be open to the public and available for touring the mornings of April 20, 21 and 22. Tours will run every half hour from 9 a.m. to noon. Groups are encouraged to call Jesse Masten at 970-328-3472 to schedule a tour.Operational since January, the MRF is designed to process recycled materials collected in Eagle County and adjoining jurisdictions. Before the facility opened, all recyclables in the county were taken to the Front Range or Grand Junction to be sorted and baled, said Ron Rasnic, Solid Waste Manager for Eagle County. “Having this facility in place, removes one of the major barriers to our local recycling programs – the long distance to other markets,” said Rasnic. “We are now able to bring the market to us, reducing costs immensely. Eliminating the transportation problem has removed a large barrier to recycling programs in our area.”At the MRF, collected materials are separated, baled and readied for direct shipment and sale to those who can re-use the materials. For example, paper and cardboard will be sent to paper mills for reprocessing and glass will be sent to Rocky Mountain Bottling in Denver to be used in manufacturing of beverage bottles. The 14,000 square-foot facility utilizes both mechanized and manual sorting techniques to separate items such as glass, steel, plastic and aluminum containers. Fiber material, newspaper and corrugated cardboard are also processed at the MRF. Construction of the facility cost $5.2 million; funding for the facility came from landfill reserves.