Call (970) 498-4085 to Schedule Business Recycling
Gallegos Sanitation offers a variety of waste diversion services to businesses, including yard waste, cardboard, steel, wood, paper, electronic, and single-stream recycling. The Gallegos team will work with your business or organization in order to determine appropriate recycling services for your unique needs.
Business Zero Waste Services
What is Zero Waste? Zero waste is a systems approach modeled on the waste-free and self-sustaining systems seen in nature. To be considered Zero Waste, a project, event, or neighborhood must keep 85% or more of the waste out of the landfill.
As part of our Zero Waste Service, a GSI Green Team Member will assist you in implementing:
- Policies and practices that promote resource conservation, composting, and waste reduction
- Removal and diversion of solid waste materials
- Reduction and reuse of resources needed to produce an 85% or higher waste diversion rate
- A written report will be provided to assure the materials have been properly recycled
Past Zero Waste Event Examples:
- Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest
- Gardens on Spring Creek
- Front Range Community College
- United Way of Colorado
- Hospice “Breakfast in the Park”
Business Composting Services
According to an EPA Study on Municipal Solid Waste Generation, food leftovers make up the largest percentage of the organic waste stream. Most restaurants and other business establishments’ waste streams consist of 75% or more organic materials that can be composted rather than placed in the landfill.
Composting your organic waste is an easy way to reduce your Greenhouse Gas Emissions. This is because food waste and other organic materials such as cardboard create methane gas, a greenhouse gas that is 20 times more damaging to the environment than CO2, when wasted in a landfill.
Composting is a natural process where organic matter breaks down. Organic matter collected from participating businesses is taken to a state permitted facility and is mixed with green waste to produce nutrient-rich compost. The composting process takes approximately 3 months. The compost is then mixed with existing soil where it replenishes the earth and stimulates healthy plant growth. It has many benefits such as a soil conditioner, a fertilizer, a natural pesticide, and as humus. When compost is used it reduces the need for water and chemical additives such as pesticides. This, in turn, produces healthier harvest and a cleaner, greener planet!
GSI is a local Fort Collins Hauler and a Waste Diversion Consultant with many years of educational experience and leadership with waste diversion programs. GSI offers Waste Diversions Solutions for those businesses looking for a simple way to “Green Up” their recycling efforts. GSI measures the success of landfill diversion through calculation of diversion rates for individual businesses and schools. The ultimate goal for GSI is to aid businesses in reaching a zero waste goal — a diversion rate of 85% or higher.
GSI’s Compost program works like a normal trash or recycling service. GSI will deliver you a 35 or 65 gallon compost cart. Your business places food and green waste into the bin. GSI will pick up your compost cart(s) on a weekly basis. All food waste will be kept out of the landfill and will be taken to A1 Organics in Platteville to be recycled into compost.