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Wondering what you can recycle with us, when and where?

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The Swink Sugar Factory is the hub of CVR, click here to view all our convenient drop-off locations.

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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. Why?

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Curbside Recycling

It’s Fun. It’s Easy. It’s the Right Thing to Do.


What’s So Cool About Recycling?

  • It Saves Energy.
    • It takes far less energy to make products using recycled materials rather than virgin materials.
    • And, yes, the energy it takes you to bring your bag to the curb is WAY less than the energy it took to bring your recyclables to one of our convenient Drop-Off Locations, as well.  (We know you were thinking it!)
  • It Saves Landfill Space & Taxpayer Money.
    • Landfills are very expensive to build and maintain.
    • According to the U.S. EPA, recycling (including composting) diverted 68 million tons of material away from landfills and incinerators in 2001, up from 34 million tons in 1990.
  • It Creates Jobs and Promotes Economic Development.
    • Incinerating 10,000 tons of waste creates one job; landfilling 10,000 tons of waste creates six jobs. Recycling 10,000 tons of waste creates 36+ jobs.
    • Recycling creates 1.1 million U.S. jobs, $236 billion in gross annual sales and $37 billion in annual payrolls.
    • Thousands of U.S. companies have saved millions of dollars through their voluntary recycling programs. They wouldn’t recycle if it didn’t make economic sense.
    • See our page Why We Recycle for many more of recycling ‘s economic benefits and interesting facts!
  • It Reduces the Use of Toxic Chemicals.
    • Making products from already refined waste materials reduces — and often avoids altogether — the need for manufacturers to use toxic chemicals, essential when using virgin materials.
  • It Reduces Dependence on Foreign Oil.
    • The national recycling rate of 30 percent saves the equivalent of more than five billion gallons of gasoline, reducing dependence on foreign oil by 114 million barrels.
  • It Saves Trees.
    •  Half the Earth’s forests are gone, and up to 95 percent of the original forest area in the U.S. has been cut down.

Clean Valley Recycling began in April 2011 with a mission and dream to keep the Arkansas Valley “Clean and Green.” CVR made its home in Swink, Colorado in the old […]

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Main Location Swink, Colorado Inside The Old Sugar Factory Wednesdays 9am-4pm    –    Saturday mornings 9am-noon Drop-Off Locations La Junta Trailer at 3rd & Adams Saturday mornings 9am- noon Currently accepting […]

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What We Recycle

Free Drop Off at our Swink (Sugar Factory) Location: Cardboard: all types Cartons: both types (shelf-stable & refrigerated) Glass: all colors Metals: aluminum, steel, tin cans, washers & dryers (no […]

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Curbside Recycling

It’s Fun. It’s Easy. It’s the Right Thing to Do. LA JUNTA • ROCKY FORD • SWINK What’s So Cool About Recycling? It Saves Energy. It takes far less energy […]

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ’s Why Should Anyone Recycle? Recycling not only reduces waste to landfills, but is a more affordable solution waste disposal, making new materials such as bottles and paper, and save […]

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