trash

Coloradans Primary category in which blog post is published

“This just does not happen”: A Garden of the Gods garbage heap is revealing big clues about the founder of Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs’ founder, William Jackson Palmer, left clues about his life in a trash dump that archaeologists have been sifting through for weeks

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Recycling in Colorado is tedious, cost-prohibitive, voluntary — and evolving

As China — the destination for most of Colorado's recycling — gets stricter about what it takes in, Colorado's patchwork of recycling providers is adjusting in big ways and small

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Recycling can be a hard sell in rural Colorado. That hasn’t discouraged a resourceful nonprofit effort in tiny Swink.

Clean Valley Recycling started small, but now serves three towns with curbside service and collects everything from books to building materials — all from an old sugar plant

Growth Primary category in which blog post is published

Coloradans generate 9.6 pounds of trash per person, per day. Where does it all go?

The state has 190 closed landfills and produces increasingly more waste each year. We’re not out of room, but that’s not the point.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Rural southeast Colorado loved its landfills. After a health department deal, some will finally close

Rooted in small-town independence, the operations were a low priority for understaffed health inspectors. Faced with new concerns about groundwater, four of five will shut down in Baca County alone.