The cost of recycling

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The cost of recycling

Durango looks to county to help offset expense
Residents of the city and La Plata County can drop off glass at the Durango Recycle Center, 710 Tech Center Drive. Collecting glass separately from single-stream recyclables allows the city to sell the glass for a higher price. This helps control recycling costs.
David Shaver cleans up recyclable debris after a load of single-stream recyclables were dumped onto a conveyor belt at the Durango Recycle Center. Every week, the center ships between 44 tons and 66 tons of material to processing facilities out of state.
David Shaver pushes single-stream recyclables onto the conveyor belt at the Durango Recycle Center. Shaver is one of 10 employees at the center.
David Shaver pulls a bin past packaged single-stream recyclables outside of the Durango Recycling Center.

The cost of recycling

Residents of the city and La Plata County can drop off glass at the Durango Recycle Center, 710 Tech Center Drive. Collecting glass separately from single-stream recyclables allows the city to sell the glass for a higher price. This helps control recycling costs.
David Shaver cleans up recyclable debris after a load of single-stream recyclables were dumped onto a conveyor belt at the Durango Recycle Center. Every week, the center ships between 44 tons and 66 tons of material to processing facilities out of state.
David Shaver pushes single-stream recyclables onto the conveyor belt at the Durango Recycle Center. Shaver is one of 10 employees at the center.
David Shaver pulls a bin past packaged single-stream recyclables outside of the Durango Recycling Center.
Where to go

The Durango Recycle Center, 710 Tech Center Drive, operates from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. La Plata County residents can take their recyclables to the drop-off location. Electronics and household batteries are collected Saturday. Fees vary by device and quantity.
The county has two recycling drop-off locations that are free:
4496 County Road 223 between Durango and Bayfield
1765 County Road 134 in Marvel

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