Recycling

How to Recycle Holiday Waste in Larimer County and Weld County

 

As the holiday season falls upon us, we want to help our Northern Colorado community understand the best ways to manage their abundance of waste. From trees to broken lights and turkey grease, we have researched local options to help you rid yourself of the clutter.

 

CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING OPTIONS:

+++PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE CHANGES TO TREE RECYCLING DROP-OFF SITES THIS  2020 HOLIDAY SEASON+++

Fees may apply.
Some locations have discontinued...

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How to Manage Wearable and Electronic Waste

Check out this post to decide if you should recycle, donate, or sell yours.

Technology changes rapidly! When you changed from your Fitbit to the Apple Watch, do you think about what to do with your old gadgets? What about replacing your old phone for a new one?  Thanks to Piper, a college student and strong advocate in sustaining the environment, for sending GSI these resources to share out. Read below for best practices for managing your wearables and electronic waste!

 

Responsible...

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Town of Timnath Clean Up Day Success

A Community Proves Reuse and Recycling Works

Gallegos Sanitation, Inc. (GSI) has the privilege of working with The Town of Timnath, through our partnership with Mantooth Marketing Company, for the annual Town of Timnath Spring Clean-up day, hosted on Saturday, September 26th at the Timnath Community Park.

As their partner, GSI has provided waste and recycling services for this event the past four years. For 2020, a Fall Clean-up event was added. The Town of Timnath Clean Up and Appreciation...

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Paper Recycling Is a Node for America’s Circular Economy

There is More to Cardboard Recycling Than the Environmental Benefits... It is Essential to American Production

The Importance of Paper Recycling
If you are like most avid recyclers, you may spend a considerable amount of time focusing on plastics: What plastics to recycle? Which plastics go into the trash? How do we reduce impacts regarding plastic waste? However, in a recent panel discussion regarding the circular economy, an economic system aimed at eliminating waste and the continual use of...

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GSI Customers Already Participate in Successful Recycling Programs

The Larimer County Waste Shed Policy Continues: How Will Proposed Recycling Programs Affect You and Your Pocketbook? Part 2 

As communities continually strive to reduce their environmental impact on the globe, recycling remains a staple that is an accessible and an affordable way to move the needle forward in Caring for the Earth. Here in Northern Colorado, when it comes to our customers' recycling, we are proud to announce that we have a 93% recycle participation rate*. It...

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Reducing Plastic Use and Making Life Simple for the New Year

GSI's very own Carrie Seckman shares how she is reducing her plastic use and making life more simple.

"I am goal oriented. In part of our decision to simplify our lives for 2020, some of the things that we are doing are curbing our Amazon purchases to reduce packaging and shipping costs, buying resale clothing for appropriate items, walking when we can to almost everywhere to reduce gas costs and we are putting a huge effort into plastic reduction." Carrie Ann Seckman, Special Event Service...

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Battery Recycling is Important for Environmental Health

4 Things You Should Know About Battery Disposal And The Environment

***Note: All content and images are credited to Intella Lift Parts.  This resource has been added to GSI's website as a special courtesy to the students of Ms. Martin's class at Learning Haven.

There has been a massive increase in the demand for batteries, as well as an evolution and history of the battery. This demand stems from the fact that billions of people carry electronics that consume electricity. These electronics...

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With the Holidays Here, There are Important Service Changes to Trash or Recycling Pick-up Days

GSI's Office December 2019 & January 2020:

GSI's Main Office will close at noon on Tuesday, December 24th. Routes will not be impacted.
GSI's Main Office and all operations will be closed down on Wednesday, December 25th. No pick-ups will be occur.
GSI's Main Office will close at 3pm on Tuesday, December 31st. Routes will not be impacted.
GSI's Main Office and all operations will be closed down on Wednesday, January 1st, 2020.

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How Do I Recycle or Get Rid of Holiday Waste This Time of Year?

As the holiday season falls upon us, we want to help our Northern Colorado community understand the best ways to manage their abundance of waste. From trees, to broken lights and turkey grease, we have researched local options to help you rid yourself of the clutter. Most drop-off locations offer free service for a limited time only. For your convenience, GSI offers special pick-up large items for a nominal fee.  

PICK-UP SERVICE:

GSI customers can request a special curbside...

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The Larimer County Waste Shed will Impact You & Your Disposal Costs

The Larimer County Waste Shed Projects and Policy Are Under Construction. See How They Will Affect You. --- Part 1

If you live in Larimer County, you will be affected by the recent North Front Range Regional Waste Shed Project and Policy, also known as the LC Waste Shed. The current projects, listed in order of operation, include building a new landfill five miles North of Wellington, turning the existing Larimer County Landfill into a transfer station, and constructing new recycling facilities...

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