Waste

Warm temps prompt emergency ordinance for bear-strewn trash

Heftier fines for bear-strewn trash are making a come back, as warmer temperatures persist. The Durango City Council unanimously approved an emergency ordinance Monday eliminating warnings for...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cameco to resume radioactive waste shipments

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has concluded that Wyoming-based Cameco-Power Resources has fixed its shipping problems that led to radioactive spills south of Blanding, Utah, and can resume...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA-contracted company uses mine waste to resurface county road in Silverton

The same Environmental Protection Agency crew that caused the Gold King Mine spill is again catching flak for using potentially toxic material from a mine waste pile to improve a road north of...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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