Companies offer free recycling in Granby on Saturday |

Companies offer free recycling in Granby on Saturday

Tonya BinaSky-Hi Daily NewsGrand County, Colorado

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Glass and other recyclables such as computer equipment have a special one-day recycle destination in Grand County on Saturday.On the heels of Grand Lake’s recycle-center permanent closure today, the Grand County organization Infinite West along with Granby’s Country Ace Hardware and local recyclers Valley Recycling & Disposal and Curbside Recycling all are sponsoring a recycling opportunity at the Ace parking lot. Community members are encouraged to drop off their recyclables – from plastic, glass and cardboard to computers, TVs, scrap metals and appliances. Recyclable will be accepted for free or for a monetary donation – with the exceptions of computer equipment and TVs, which will incur a charge of 30 cents a pound, and for each refrigerator, the charge will be $30. The reason behind the community recycling day is to “raise awareness about local recyling programs in place” and to “promote our Grand County Recycling Initiatives Workshop,” said Tim Hodsdon, founder of Infinite West.Monetary donations for recycling on Saturday would be collected and put toward a two-day countywide recycling symposium, set for Jan. 20-21, 2010, during which experts in the field and community stakeholders plan to share knowledge about the recycling issue. “It’s a way of getting a fresh perspective on the problem,” Hodsdon said. “It’s a grassroots community movement to facilitate the dialogue.”It is the hope of organizers, Hodsdon said, that shared information and “cold-hard facts” might lead to informed decisions about the future of recycling in Grand County. The group has been in contact with the Colorado Association for Recycling and has researched other rural communities that have recycling programs.”We want to get past the discouragement,” Hodsdon said.- Tonya Bina can be reached at 970-887-3334 ext. 19603 or e-mail