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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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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!


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-4pm Drop-Off Locations Swink Old Sugar Factory in Swink Wednesdays and Saturdays 9 am – 4 […]

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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: 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. To enroll, select your city: LA JUNTA  ROCKY FORD SWINK Already Enrolled and want to RENEW YOUR SUBSCRIPTION? LA JUNTA […]

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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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