Picking through what’s left behind by high-season tourists will help towns in San Miguel County figure out how to change what people toss and why
Will Denver pick up and compost my Christmas tree? Not anymore.
You can’t just toss your tree in a Denver alley to be composted anymore. Haul it yourself, or it goes to the dump.
Opinion: Recycling would expand in Denver under ballot measure 306
Every Denver resident should have the option of recycling or composting no matter where they live, work or play
Opinion: Denver Council should approve proposed trash and composting program
Most of us have plenty to think about besides the impact our trash has on our local environment after we take it to the curb. But the urgency of climate change has been harder to ignore: The growing number of days over 100 degrees. The drought impacting our treasured mountain snowpack. The heat impacting our […]
Denver wants a major recycling expansion. But it needs to start charging fees to get it done.
Denver residents would pay a monthly fee for garbage hauling while getting recycling and compost bins picked up weekly as part of the deal, in a proposed major overhaul of waste handling aimed at lifting local and statewide recycling rates closer to the national average. Residents of single-family homes and apartments up to seven units […]
Opinion: Recycling and composting can reduce greenhouse gasses
With the release of the United Nations’ most recent climate report, a code-red warning is yet another striking reminder that the impacts of climate change are worsening. Severe weather events and natural disasters that once were rare are now intensifying throughout the world—we can no longer chalk it up to another “bad year.” We know […]
Front Range residents tossed out 28% more trash than their rural Colorado neighbors last year
Recycling is down in Colorado while the amount of trash produced is up. But don’t blame it on COVID-19 and the numerous to-go containers Coloradans used to patronize local restaurants and businesses in the pandemic. The most recent data is from 2019, months before the first coronavirus case in the state was confirmed. According to […]
Agriculture is part of the climate change problem. Colorado wants farmers’ soil to be part of the solution.
When Daniel Fullmer founded Tierra Vida Farm in 2015, he had two main priorities for his two-acre plot nestled at the base of the rugged San Juan Mountains: soil health and profitability. “Within the current paradigm of input-based agriculture, where nationally we rely on a tremendous amount of fertilizers and pesticides, we use the soil […]