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Curious About How Curbside Recycling in NoCo Works?

Are you like the many NoCo community members who want to know what happens to their recycling after it is picked up from the curb?

Look no further, as this blog will highlight the key processes involved after your place your materials at the curb. Whether from a home or business, GSI hauls your single-stream recycling (where bottles, cans, paper and cardboard mixed in one bin) to a recycle transfer stations where it is baled, then trucked to Denver to be separated, then sold to a buyer who will...

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Celebrate Earth Day April 22nd

Happy Earth Day! Here at GSI, we take Caring for the Earth very seriously. Caring for the Earth is not only a service that we offer our community, but a deep family value that our employees and company hold close to our hearts.

This Earth Day, we want to extend the gift of Recycling with Certainty in Northern Colorado: Read up on these FAQ’s to ensure that what you put in the bin will get recycled into a new product!

You may find that you will have had to let go of the “old” belief...

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Fix a Leak Week at GSI Teaches Employees to Check, Twist and Replace

GSI employees look to save thousands of gallons of water! They received a free “Fix a Leak Week” toolkit to identify if water is being wasted at their home, along with tools to get them started on repairs.

If you don’t have tools, another way to monitor for leaks is to take a look at your water usage during a colder month, such as January or February. If a family of four exceeds 12,000 gallons per month, there are serious leaks.

The Fix a Leak Week campaign, which ran March 18- 24,...

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Clean-up this Spring: Start with Renting a Dumpster

Give the gift of a clean-up to someone you care about! 

Slow down and recognize areas in your own or in others lives that need some TLC. Time, money and not knowing where to start are the biggest barriers to a de-cluttered, tidy living space.  Recently, a group of friends helped family friends, by organizing a clean-up day for their yard. Here are the steps you can take to provide a community service to someone you care about.

Ask yourself, Is there someone in know that living a cluttered,...

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America Recycles Day is Today

Gallegos Sanitation's employees share why they choose to recycle. Whether it is for their families, their community or the greater good of CARING FOR THE EARTH, reducing, re-using and recycling are important for a sustainable future.

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Seasonal Yardwaste Recycling

Seasonal Yardwaste Recycling

Embrace a local & sustainable waste diversion program

Decisions … some appear big and important, yet others may look small and inconsequential. How do you view your decision about throwing yardwaste “away”?

When choosing to participate in GSI’s Yardwaste Recycling Program (YRP) you make an impactful and meaningful choice. The yardwaste program works best when all customers understand its basics. So, when our yardwaste seasonal pickup starts April...

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Shred Out!

SHRED OUT!

A helpful tip that will save time and money at the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) is to simply keep shredded paper (shred) out of the single-stream recycle cart!

Why? Because shred is a nuisance since the tiny pieces of paper fly out of the cart (on a windy day), and then fly throughout the MRF facility - making paper dust an air quality issue. Most notably, the shred clogs the expensive machinery that helps to separate items as they move along the conveyer at the recycle center/MRF.

If...

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GSI can help with various waste and recycling service options

For 58 years Gallegos Sanitation has operated as your trusted waste service provider and has assisted our customers with many valuable service options. Here’s what our residential customers can count on in 2018 to keep our community SAFE and CLEAN.

RECYCLING OPTIONS – Be an Eco-Steward

RECYCLE CART: The GSI single-stream recycle BLUE lid cart is available in 65- and 95-gallon sizes. This every-other-week recycling service is offered concurrent with the collection cost of your trash (city...

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Gallegos Sanitation Inc. Kicks October with Think Pink Program, Offers Pink Services to Promote Cancer Awareness

Gallegos Sanitation Inc. (GSI) is kicking off October with its Think Pink Program, a program that literally provides pink services to customers who want to show their support for cancer awareness. The Think Pink Program includes bright pink 35-, 65- and 95-gallon trash carts, pink roll-off containers and pink portable toilets.

“About 1 in 7 women in Colorado will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. We wanted to create a program that would support local organizations and reduce the personal...

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NY makes it illegal to speed past garbage trucks, are we next?

As of Tuesday, it will be illegal to speed past sanitation vehicles.

By classifying garbage trucks and waste collection vehicles as “hazard vehicles,” New York is now the 12th state to enact a ”Slow Down to Get Around” law, which builds off of the preexisting “Move Over” law.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill into law in August, and it takes effect Tuesday. The state Legislature passed the measure in June.

Motorists must now reduce their speed when passing waste and recycling...

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