Tel: +719-468-0254
Email: cleanvalleyrecycling@gmail.com
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WHAT WE RECYCLE

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

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OUR LOCATIONS

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

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WHY WE RECYCLE

Recycle today for a better tomorrow. Why?

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Electronics

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Electronics Recycling is available at the Swink Sugar Factory location only.

We are partnering with “Sustainability” to ethically recycle your electronics while providing meaningful jobs in Colorado.

Recycling Fees:

  • No charge:

    • computer towers*, laptops, servers,

    • cell phones

  • 20 cents/lb:

    • general E-waste: printers, AV equipment, IT

    • components, scanners, small appliances, toner

    • cartridges…

  • 25 cents/foot:

    • fluorescent U-tubes

  • 48 cents/lb:

    • computer monitors, TV’s

  • 50 cents each for CFL bulbs

* For data destruction, take your computer to Triad Computer Systems at 1321 E 3rd in La Junta. They will certifiably erase all personal data and then recycle your computer through Clean Valley.

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Electronics Facts:

  • In 2012, we generated over 9 million tons of e-waste, with the majority going to landfills.

    • Electronic devices become obsolete quickly (designed for the dump) and are replaced by newer technology.  These outdated items can be recycled and should not be thrown away.

  • Electronic waste isn’t just waste.  “E-waste” contains some very toxic substances (such as mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic, beryllium, and brominated flame retardants).  When these are burned at low temperatures they create additional toxic such as halogenated dioxins and furans – some of the most toxic substances known to humankind.  They can cause cancer, reproductive disorders, endocrine disruption, and other health problems.  If E-waste is dumped in a landfill, these toxic substances can leach into our ground water, contaminating our water and soil.

    • E-waste represents 2% of America’s trash in landfills, but it equals 70% of overall toxic waste.

    • Improper E-waste disposal affects virtually every living organism by releasing dangerous chemical pollutants into our atmosphere and underground water.  This includes animals and aquamarine life; plants and crops; our soil, water and air, etc.

  • Cell phones and other electronic items contain high amounts of precious metals like gold or silver.  Americans dump phones containing over $60 million in gold/silver every year.

  • Precious metals are not the only usable material that can be recycled from electronics.  Plastic and glass can also be salvaged, refurbished and reused in a new electronic device.

About

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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Locations

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

The Arkansas Valley can make the difference! Did you know, only 11% of Coloradans recycle, when the national average is 34%!  (CAFR, 2015). Yikes!!  It is time the Arkansas Valley […]

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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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