City-county recycle center opens in Rifle |

City-county recycle center opens in Rifle

Contributed photoThe new recycling center in Rifle will accept glass bottles, plastics, cans, newspapers, magazines and cardboard. It's on land owned by the city of Rifle, and operated by Garfield County.

RIFLE, Colorado – Garfield County and the city of Rifle are collaborating to offer a recycling drop-off facility in Rifle.

The facility will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. It’s located on city-owned land on Highway 6 between the Rifle and West Rifle exits from I-70.

Garfield County government built the facility and will manage it, according to a press release issued Wednesday. The initial cost for establishing the facility was approximately $15,000.

“We are really excited to see the recycle bins installed,” said Garfield County Commissioner Mike Samson. “This will be a great resource in Garfield County for our residents to recycle.”

The center was created in response to resident requests for such a facility.

The center will accept:

• Glass beverage containers of all colors

• Recyclable plastics numbered 1-7

• Cans made of tin and aluminum

• Corrugated cardboard boxes that are flattened

• Newspapers, including inserts, magazines and catalogs, office paper and phonebooks

The center will not accept:

• Broken glass or plate glass

• Plastic bags

• Aluminum foil

• Light bulbs

• Medical, pill and vitamin containers

• Aerosol cans

• Chemical or oil containers

• Paper board boxes, plastic-lined boxes or packing materials

Residents are encouraged to not overfill the bins, and are cautioned that items left next to the bins will not be recycled.

Commingled materials will be hauled to Basalt to be consolidated, and then will be delivered to a Grand Junction facility for processing.

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