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Colorado Recycling Information You Need to Know

E-waste is banned from Colorado landfills

Computers, printers, computer peripherals, mp3 players, DVD players, TVs and other electronics are banned from entering Colorado landfills. While this has been the case for businesses and corporations for quite some time, it is now the law for Colorado residents as well.

Senate Bill 12-133 passed in July, 2013 made it illegal for residents to dump any sort of e-waste into the trash.

So where can you dispose of e-waste?

The Colorado Department of Public Health suggests using one of the following to find a local e-waste recycler:

  1. Find one on the Map
  2. Find by your zip code (GreenGadgets.org)
  3. E-cycling Central: Colorado

The Colorado recycling rate is below the national average

Although, it’s trending upward over the past several years, the State recycling rate is still only hovering around 13%. The national average is more than double that.

The average amount of municipal solid waste (MSW) generated per person in Colorado is nearly double the national average at 8.58 lbs. per day. Colorado residents recycle on average 2.24 lbs. per person each day.

On the bright side, the total waste diversion rate in 2012 was 41.7%. This accounts for scrap metal recycling, construction and demolition debris (C&D) recycling, composting, reusing, and industrial waste recycling.

The Colorado Association for Recycling (CAFR) aims to turn things around in Colorado. It is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to waste diversion and recycling in Colorado. It has set goals to achieve a 66% waste diversion rate, and reduce waste disposal down to 3.5 lbs. per person per day, by 2021.

With the help of the CAFR, other nonprofits, and government entities, new recycling legislation, education and outreach is currently in the works. The future looks bright.

Attend a future Hazardous Waste Workshop or outreach program

Learn more about how to properly dispose of hazardous wastes, e-waste, and other solid wastes by attending workshops or outreach programs put on by the State.

It allows you to ask questions and learn about policies and rules governing the solid waste industry in Colorado, as well as how it all relates to you and the environment.

Email for more information: [email protected]

Learn more about Colorado’s solid waste rules, regulations and laws

Colorado has a variety of statutes, regulations and laws governing the disposal and hauling of wastes within the State. It’s important to brush up on these to ensure you don’t violate any laws during your next bulk waste removal, renovation, roofing job or cleanout project.

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Tips for renting a roll-off dumpster in Colorado

5 most common dumpster styles

Commercial dumpsters – Businesses use these dumpsters for weekly or monthly garbage hauling service. They are not for temporary use.

Roll-off dumpsters – These are the containers you rent for temporary uses, such as household cleanouts, roofing projects or commercial construction.

Trailer dumpsters – Used by some dumpster rental companies, these trailers are used similarly to roll-off dumpsters but are different in that they are on wheels – this offers the benefit of being easier on your driveway.

Bag-style containers – These small bins are made from durable fabrics and plastics and range in size from 1 to 3 cubic yards and hold less than 2 tons of debris. The “Bagster” container is one such dumpster.

Lowboy dumpsters – Similar to traditional roll-off dumpsters but with low sides, making it ideal for loading heavier debris, such as dirt, roofing material, concrete, tiles and masonry.

Information about dumpster rental weight limits and overage charges

Dumpster rental providers typically put a cap on the amount of weight you can load into a dumpster due to the fact it costs them more money to dump heavier loads at local landfills. This weight limit can range from 1 ton (2,000 lbs.) to 8 tons (16,000 lbs.) or more.

Overage fees typically range between $50 per ton and $100 per ton. For example, if the weight allowance is 2,000 lbs. and your load weighs in at 2,500 lbs., you’d owe an additional 1 ton of overage charges at the $50 to $100 rate, or whatever rate your dumpster rental agreement specifies.

TIP: Be particularly careful of going over the allotted weight limit when dealing with heavier debris, such as concrete, roofing shingles, dirt or masonry.