Environmental group takes over recycling | VailDaily.com

Environmental group takes over recycling

Steven Sekelik

EAGLE COUNTY ” Recycling in Eagle County is on its way to becoming more efficient, effective and convenient, says Matt Scherr, executive director of the Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability.

The government-funded environmental group has begun a $200,000-per-year contract with Eagle County to manage seven recycling drop-off sites.

The Alliance plans to make the recycling centers cleaner and safer, Scherr said. Crews will visit each site everyday to clean up, break down cardboard and remove contaminants from the bins.

The group also is considering creating two main recycling “depots” ” one upvalley and one downvalley ” with a number of “satellite” recycling trailers that can be moved around the county, Scherr said.

“This strategy would provide more flexibility in location for users, significantly reduce hauling costs, allow collection of more kinds of materials, and provide greater processing control for the Alliance,” Scherr says.

The group also wants to build a “transfer station” at the Eagle County Landfill so recyclable material can be more efficiently transported and sold, Scherr said.

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