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Textile Recycling

“Old rags, any old rags!” was a call heard on many city streets from the late nineteenth century into the 1960s, as the rag man rumbled by collecting textiles from households. In fact, textile recycling can be traced all the way back to the Napoleonic wars (1803-1815) when virgin wool shortages resulted in the requirement…

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Know Your to-Go

As a result of the ongoing pandemic, take-out food has become a lifeline; both for those of us hungry for something other than our own cooking, and for the local restaurants depending on us to help them through this unprecedented time. But when it comes to waste sorting, take-out containers have added a whole new…

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Business Spotlight: The Buff Restaurant

Founded in 1995 by Jacquie and Chris Meyer, The Buff Restaurant in Boulder, quickly became an institution for residents and visitors alike.  Now in their 25th year, this family-owned and operated restaurant is known for their incredible breakfasts, welcoming atmosphere, and their $0.99 breakfast cocktails.  The Buff also prides itself on working with numerous local…

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Tips for Recycling in the Bathroom

Many types of packaging used for bathroom products are recyclable, but as a recycling opportunity the bathroom is frequently overlooked. Follow these simple guidlelines for recycling right in the bathroom. A dedicated container in the area adds convenience and makes recycling more practical. Add a small bin under the sink for recyclables. Labels do not…

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Recycling Right in Boulder County

What do equipment downtime, excessive maintenance, added labor costs and reduced commodity values all have in common? They all can result from contamination in the recycling stream. Follow these simple rules to keep the recycling stream clean and the Boulder County Recycling Center operating efficiently: 1. NO LOOSE PLASTIC BAGS AND NO MATERIAL IN PLASTIC…

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