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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Change in Plastic Recycling Collection

Shavano

Angel of Shavano Recycling is announcing that we will no longer be able to accept 3-7 plastics beginning May 15, 2019.  Due to the market collapse of these types of plastics we cannot collect and process them. Unfortunately this is happening across the country. The plastic markets have been hit extremely hard due to many factors especially the international ban of these types of plastics. We will continue to accept 1-2 plastic containers and are attaching new signs to assist the public with what materials are now accepted in the trailers. The best way for the general public to identify these containers is to locate the number on the bottom of the container. Generally the container will be a twist top bottle (soda, detergent, and milk containers) or Clam Shells (produce containers such as strawberries). New signs will be in place by May 15 and have all the information the public needs for what is allowed in the trailers. 1-2 plastic containers have a strong market domestically and we will continue to search for other ways to divert 3-7 plastics from the landfill.  Unfortunately due to our location and the value of the materials we cannot justify the collection of 3-7 plastics.

Angel of Shavano will continue to collect the following materials at Chaffee County’s Drop Sites:
Cardboard: Corrugated Boxes, Cereal/ Soda Boxes, Brown Paper and bags, Egg cartons, and Cartons (juice boxes, milk cartons)

Paper: Office paper, Junk Mail, Folders, Magazines, Shredded Paper (in a bag)

Newspaper: Newspaper Inserts, Phone Books, Coupons, White Packing Paper

Glass: Bottles and Jars Only: Colored (Brown, Green, and Blue), Clear

Tin/ Aluminum: Cans, Clean Aluminum Foil, Clean Aluminum Pans (No Scrap Metal)

Plastic Containers 1-2: Plastic Bottles w/Twist Tops, Clam Shells

Questions can be emailed to shavanorecycling@gmail.com and we will respond to them as quickly as we can.

Thank You
Mickey Barry
Angel of Shavano Recycling, LLC

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