Councilors OK with county's recycling use

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Councilors OK with county's recycling use

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Councilors OK with county's recycling use

Meigs

Where Durango's recyclables go

In 2008, the city of Durango’s recycling plant processed 3,701 tons of six types of recyclable material. Much of that was sold to manufacturers.


Coors Brewing Co. purchased the city’s brown glass and turned it back into bottles. Mexico-based cardboard manufacturer Durango-McKinley Paper Co. took all 1,232 tons of cardboard collected behind north City Market and remade it into cardboard. Durango’s 1,533 tons of mixed paper were sent to Catalyst Paper’s recycled newsprint mill in Snowflake, Ariz.


The city processed 500 tons of mixed glass. Some of that glass was used in city landscaping projects. Other glass was sold to construction companies for use as backfill material and some was crushed and turned into sand powder, which is used by plaster manufacturers.


Fifty-eight tons of electronics were processed. About 42 tons of paint, oil and pesticides were processed as hazardous waste as well.

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