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Grand Lake recycling program will end in September for lack of funds

Tonya Bina
Sky-Hi Daily News
Grand County, Colorado

Grand Lake, Colorado’s, free drop-off recycling will end Sept. 30, according to a town board decision made Monday.

Town officials predict by that date, the town’s $20,000 budgeted amount to keep recycling available will have been expended.

“It’s a tough conversation,” said Town Manager Shane Hale. “Everyone on the board wants to continue recycling. But it’s just so expensive, and in this economy, it’s just really hard to justify.”

The town has been spending about $1,500 a month to make recycling bins available near the town shop.

Valley Recycling of Parshall empties bins on a regular basis. In the months of July and August, the volume – and the cost – of recycling triples.

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Since business cardboard is being serviced by a local trash hauler, and since Valley Recycling no longer takes glass, recycling volumes have decreased this year, allowing the town to extend its recycling into September, Hale said.

– Tonya Bina can be reached at 970-887-3334 ext. 19603 or e-mail tbina@skyhidailynews.com.


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