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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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Click here to view the full 2018 CVR Membership Letter (pdf)

Clean Valley Recycling Members,

Thank you for all the support we have received from you, our members, over these past years.

Clean Valley Recycling (CVR) is a grass-roots nonprofit organization, working to protect our environment for future generations.  Whether you contribute through volunteering with operations, monetary donation or both, the help is invaluable.

Over the past year, Clean Valley Recyclers have continued to grow the business – and the amount of materials diverted from the landfill keeps increasing:

In 2014, we diverted 313 tons; in 2015, 393 tons; in 2016, 512 tons; and in 2017, over 540 tons!

Our mission is to keep increasing this number!


To make recycling more convenient for busy folks, we have added curbside recycling.  We have over 175 curbside customers and many of these customers are new to recycling!   Also this past year we received grant money from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to expand our operations with recycling bins and a skidsteer for material handling.  We are thankful for their support!


Our member support makes a real difference to us as we operate on a shoestring budget. Every little bit helps, be it monetary donation or giving valuable time.  In the last year CVR members have provided maintenance on our forklift and baler, helped with a landfill waste audit, collected, sorted and baled recyclables, prepared recycling bags for our customers, etc.   In addition to volunteers, CVR is happy to have six employees that keep operations running.  We make a significant contribution to the local economy and we are proud to provide these jobs.

2018 Goals:

  • Expanding our curbside program
  • Installing energy efficiencies for our warehouse in Swink
  • Adding “architectural salvage” for folks to be able to purchase used construction materials for “do it yourself” projects.


As membership is an annual commitment, we are asking you to renew yours over this next cycle. Look over the different levels of membership to choose what works for you & your family.   Clean Valley Recycling is a 501c3 nonprofit, charitable organization and all donations are tax-exempt. 

Thank you for your continuing support!

Download the 2018 CVR Membership Form (pdf) to become a member today!


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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