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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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News & Updates

What's happening in the recycling community? Click here to see what's new.

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WHY WE RECYCLE

Recycle today for a better tomorrow. Why?

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Paper

Shredded Paper, Newspapers, Magazines, and Office Paper

Our Newspaper is recycled with Applegate Insulation in Penrose, Colorado, where they re-purpose the newspaper into insulation for homes.

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Paper Facts:

  • Think about the energy consumed in the logging industry.  By recycling we are saving so much energy in the entire Paper Industry, from logging to pulping.

  • The average person in the US uses 680 pounds of paper each year.  (There are about 350 million people in the US! Look at the math here!)

  • The average American uses 7 trees per year in paper, wood, cardboard and other tree-derived products.

  • Each ton of paper recycled saves 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, 7000 gallons of water, and 4000 kilowatts of energy.

  • The construction costs of a paper mill designed to use waste paper is 50-80% less than the cost of a mill using new pulp.

  • Approximately 1 billion trees worth of paper are thrown away every year in the U.S.  The amount of wood and paper we throw away each year is enough to heat 50,000,000 homes for 20 years.

  • Each ton (2000 pounds) of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4000 kilowatts of energy, and 7000 gallons of water. This represents a 64% energy savings, a 58% water savings, and 60 pounds less of air pollution!

What We Recycle

Free Drop Off at our Swink (Sugar Factory) Location: Cardboard: all types Cartons: both types (shelf-stable & refrigerated) Glass: bottles and jars, all colors Metals: aluminum, steel, tin cans, washers […]

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Curbside Recycling

It’s Fun. It’s Easy. It’s the Right Thing to Do. Currently available in La Junta, Rocky Ford & Swink. To enroll call us at (719) 468-0254 or visit us at […]

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Paint Recycling Program

When you’ve run out of ways to use up your leftover paint, recycle it! Purchase recycled paint at our Swink location for only $5/gallon! The Paint Recycling Program at CVR […]

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Reclaimed Building Materials

Looking for supplies for your home improvement project?  Stop in at the Sugar Factory to see what we’ve got available.  If you’re doing some remodeling or demolition you can donate […]

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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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