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5th Annual Electronics Recycling Event!

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Join Woodland Park High School's SOS Club and Blue Star Recyclers for their 5th annual electronics recycling event on May 5.

Get rid of those unwanted TVs, computers, audio/video equipment, and small appliances by recycling them!  Event runs from 10am-2pm on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at the high school parking lot, 151 N. Baldwin in Woodland Park.  All proceeds from the event go to the SOS Club & help Blue Star create jobs for resident with disabilities in the Pikes Peak Region.  Visit the Blue Star website to learn more!

Please click HERE to see the event flyer for complete details, directions, and location.

Note - If you plan on recycling a TV or CRT (box) computer monitor, there is a small fee depending on size.  All other electronics recycling is FREE!  See flyer for details.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 February 2013 06:52
 

The Bears Are Awake!

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It's another early Spring this year, and the bears will soon be out.   And because it's been so dry, chances are the Spring food supply will be scarce.  That means bears will be looking for trashcans.  

Problem is a "fed bear is a dead bear".  Once they start eating trash, they won't stop.  They become habituated (used to humans), and they become bold .. and can be very dangerous (especially if it's a mother with cubs) and destructive (a bold bear will break into a house or car if they see an opportunity for food).  

So please take the time this Spring to secure your trashcans.  This is a GREAT first step.  Get them in garages or a shed or behind a fence if you can.  Or consider building a "bearbox" for your cans (I built mine 10 years ago with plywood and 2x4s... and it's still getting the job done!  Here's a couple pics.)

 

 IF a bear gets into your trash, please pick it up.  Even if it's blown off your property, or across the street, or into a ditch.   Your neighbors will appreciate it.  So will the bears.  And it can help you avoid fines.   If you have any questions, comments, or are looking for additional suggestions, feel free to email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  We're happy to help.  Or check out the great online resources from the Division of Wildlife ... LIVING WITH BEARS.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 April 2013 15:52
 

Hazardous Waste Recycling

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Did you know that El Paso County hosts a FREE hazardous waste recycling facility open to El Paso County AND Teller County residents?

They accept a HUGE number of items including: paints, solvents, thinners, household cleaners, lawn & garden chemicals (fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides), antifreeze, used motor oil, batteries of all kinds, fluorescent lights, electronics, and even old prescription medications.

For a COMPLETE list of accepted items, and hours of operation, click HERE.

To check out the program page on the El Paso County website, click HERE.

   

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 March 2012 05:27
 

Walmart Recycling Center Abuse

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Walmart & Waste Management have been gracious enough to provide Woodland Park and Teller County residents with a free-to-use recycling facility in the Walmart parking lot.  But unfortunately it continues to be misused.  And I'm afraid if that misuse continues, we'll no longer have the facility. 

PLEASE make sure all your recyclables get in the binsIf you drop something, pick it up.  This will help us reduce litter.  And it's especially important if what you drop is glass .. that's a safety issue.  Times are tight for everybody.  None of us want to have to replace a tire because of carelessness.

Also please note that Waste Management does not want plastic grocery sacks in the comingled recycling bin ... they clog the sorting machines.  If your comingled recyclables (plastic, glass and metal) are in plastic bags, please tear the bags open and dump their contents in the bins.  Then place your empty plastic bags in the green totes for separate recycling.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 March 2012 06:53
 

Take That Plastic Bags!

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A great podcast from The Story of Stuff Project on how one unlikely town dealt with the problem plastic bags & plastic bag litter. And no, we're not talking Seattle or Berkeley or Boulder.   It's Brownsville, Texas.

http://www.storyofstuff.org/2012/01/22/take-that-plastic-bags/

 


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