Trying to keep it clean

Trying to keep it clean

Ambassadors go through recycling bins seeking ‘contaminants’

Trying to keep it clean

Matt Racette, a “recycling ambassador” for the city of Durango, checks a container in front of a home along 32nd Street. Residents sometimes toss in glass and other items that aren’t accepted in single-stream bins.
Recycling ambassador Matt Racette fills out a tag describing the improper items he found in a single-stream container.
Stacked cardboard awaits crushing and binding at the Durango Recycling Center before being shipped.
Recycling ambassador Matt Racette checks a single-stream container. Racette found glass in the container, so he removed it from the street and attached a notice for the resident.
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