Remember to recycle

The town of Meeker established the recycling center in 2003 on the south end of Third Street. It is on the right side of Third Street near the dead end as you head south from Market Street. [The center is open to all county residents for free, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.] They accept corrugated cardboard, shredded white paper, magazines and newspapers, junk mail, phone books once a year when they are given out and aluminum cans.
The recycling center has labeled bins that make the process easy. The town bales the paper products and they are shipped to Weyerhauser in Denver. The aluminum cans are smashed locally and taken to the highest buyer within a reasonable distance.
Since opening in 2003, the center has processed more than 800 tons of paper and aluminum for recycling. This is a significant amount of garbage that did not end up in the land fill.
The town of Meeker hopes to enclose the recycling center and plans to accomplish this goal through grants. They hope to achieve this as soon as possible, depending on availability of grants.
As spring is near, don’t forget to take the opportunity and do your part in recycling. The Meeker Recycling Center makes it convenient and easy for all residents.

By hallie bluntSpecial to the Herald TimesMEEKER I The town of Meeker established the recycling center in 2003 on the south end of Third Street. It is on the right side of Third Street near the dead end as you head south from Market Street. [The center is open to all county residents for free, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.] They accept corrugated cardboard, shredded white paper, magazines and newspapers, junk mail, phone books once a year when they are given out and aluminum cans.The recycling center has labeled bins that make the process easy. The town bales the paper products and they are shipped to Weyerhauser in Denver. The aluminum cans are smashed locally and taken to the highest buyer within a reasonable distance.Since opening in 2003, the center has processed more than 800 tons of paper and aluminum for recycling. This is a significant amount of garbage that did not end up in the land fill.The town of Meeker hopes to enclose the recycling center and plans to accomplish this goal through grants. They hope to achieve this as soon as possible, depending on availability of grants.As spring is near, don’t forget to take the opportunity and do your part in recycling. The Meeker Recycling Center makes it convenient and easy for all residents.

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  1. Judging by the garbage left on our lawn Sunday morning, there is much more to recycle than town folks are recycling. I cleaned up paper, magazines, etc. which our local recycling center takes; aluminum cans which our local recycling center takes; the glass and plastic bottles are not recycled here in town but based on the other trash I picked up they travel out of town frequently. Batteries-c type-are recycled by Radio shack.
    Sure it was windy but since the garbage sacks were torn apart and only in our yard I am assuming the wind may have helped but the garbage itself was strewn by a dog or two. (Which could lead into another concern about the all too numerous wandering dogs. . .)

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