Tree recycling a success |

Tree recycling a success

For the 15th consecutive year, Christmas trees were collected for recycling in the Glenwood Springs area. The trees will be chipped and made into compost at the CacaLoco Compost facility located at the Glenwood Springs landfill.Without the contributions of many, the continued success of this recycling effort would not be possible. Thanks to the following cooperators who have made this recycling effort an annual success: Herman Aardsma and his employees of Waste Management, who provided the collection bins and hauling of trees to the composting facility; Jim Duke of CacaLoco Compost for chipping, composting and providing a viable use for the hundreds of trees collected; Al Laurette and the city of Glenwood Springs Parks staff for providing the primary collection site at the Roping Arena; and True Value Hardware and Glenwood Springs Mall for providing additional collection sites for trees.In closing, thanks to everyone who delivered trees to the collection sites for recycling. Providing an alternative such as chipping and composting of Christmas trees helps to reduce waste at the landfill.Jim ByersGlenwood SpringsAspen SkiCo. helped CarbondaleThe Aspen SkiCo, consistently exceeds it’s bounds. This time, the SkiCo. provided essential assistance to make a magical day for a really big bunch of Carbondale Community School children. As a volunteer parent, I had the pleasure to see never-ever skiers’ faces transform from expectant anxiety into bursting with pride, with smiles so big they stretched their ears. And the ones that already knew how to ski/snowboard also had beaming faces. What a great day!On behalf of these children and their parents, please allow me to extend a huge googolplex thank you to the Aspen SkiCo. (and give it the nickname of the “Roaring Fork Ski Co.” – it may not sound as grand but the SkiCo. is just that – Grand).Gary PaxCarbondale

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