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Montezuma County Landfill opens Upcycle Store

It’s amazing what people will throw out, and nobody knows that better than workers at the landfill. Montezuma County Landfill manager Shak Powers couldn’t stand watching his bulldozers crush and...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Recycling is growing, but so are SW Colorado landfills

Even though recycling is on the rise regionally, consumers in Southwest Colorado are sending more trash to landfills than they were in 2007. For example, WCA Waste, which operates the Bondad...

DATE: July 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Recycling improves in county

Even though recycling is on the rise regionally, consumers in Southwest Colorado are still sending more trash to landfills than they were in 2007. WCA Waste, which operates the Bondad Landfill,...

DATE: June 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Waste Management buys Baker but keeps recycling

Waste Management has purchased Baker Sanitation Inc., an independent local garbage service operating in southwest Colorado since 2006.A spokesperson for Waste Management said it will be a seamless...

DATE: April 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Nonprofit asks Mancos, Dolores to fund recycling

The Four Corners Recycling Initiative is running out of money. Without additional revenue by November, the nonprofit won’t have the funds to pay for recycling bins in Mancos and Dolores to be...

DATE: March 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Sanitation withholds payment on N. Broadway manholes

Sanitation officials are withholding final payment on a nearly $750,000 North Broadway sewer line project because of subpar manholes. After a lengthy discussion this week, Cortez Sanitation...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Baker to add curbside recycling

A local garbage hauler is jumping into the curbside recycling business. Baker Sanitation Inc. is launching the service for customers in Montezuma County. For an extra fee, they will accept paper,...

DATE: July 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

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Baker to add curbside recycling

A local garbage hauler is jumping into the curbside recycling business. Baker Sanitation Inc. is launching the service for customers in Montezuma County. For an extra fee, they will accept paper,...

DATE: June 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - News

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Baker plans to add curbside recycling

A local garbage hauler is jumping into the curbside recycling business. Baker Sanitation Inc. is launching the service for customers in Montezuma County. For an extra fee, they will accept paper,...

DATE: June 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

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Landfill to offer plastic recycling

Students at Southwest Open High have expanded recycling opportunities in the county. The students have been collecting No. 1 and No. 2 plastics to test whether they can be recycled locally. On...

DATE: June 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

Landfill drops compost sales

Record-high temperatures have gardeners clamoring, but those that have grown accustom to purchasing compost from the county landfill are up the proverbial (bleep!) creek without a paddle. “People...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sewer rates more than double for 10 percent of Cortez businesses

About 1 in 10 local businesses have seen their sewer rates increase by 100 percent or more this year, generating nearly $140,000 in added revenues for the Cortez Sanitation District. According to...

DATE: July 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News