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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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Pay-Per-Bag Plastics Recycling

Simply purchase a recycling bag, fill it with your clean recyclables, and drop it off at one of our drop-off locations.

  • Cost: $3.00 per 40 gallon bag

  • Please remove lids and make sure containers are empty & clean.

  • Please don’t cut up plastic as we sort it by type before baling & shipping

Acceptable Material: Plastic bottles and containers #1-#7

  1. PET: soda bottles, water bottles

  2. HDPE: milk bottles, detergent bottles, spray bottles, large supplement tubs, triple-rinsed chemical jugs.

  3. PVC: bottles, containers, No PVC pipe

  4. LDPE: bottles, containers

  5. PP: medicine bottles, drinking straws, ketchup bottles, dairy tubs, etc.

  6. PS: compact disc jackets, tableware, containers. No styrofoam.

  7. Other: reusable water bottles, triple-rinsed chemical jugs.

Non Recyclable Plastics:

  1. Styrofoam is not recyclable

  2. No ziplock or trash bags or pet food bags.

  3. No plastic film – bubble wrap, clear plastic wrap, 6-pack plastic, frozen vegetable or meat bags.

A portion of the proceeds from our plastics recycling program benefits student organizations and other nonprofits who volunteer to help recycle on Saturday mornings. If you are interested in scheduling your organization to help, visit our Volunteers page.


Plastic Facts:

  • Plastics are an important part of our modern lives. They are used to manufacture many of the products that we use on a daily basis like containers, toys, and furniture. This large use of plastics means we need to make an effort to recycle it. Currently Plastics make up more than 12 percent of our trash.

  • Recycling 1 ton of plastic can save over 7 cubic yards of landfill space.

  • Americans use 2,500,000 plastic bottles every hour and most and not recycled.

  • Americans throw away 25,000,000,000 Styrofoam coffee cups every year.

  • Recycling plastic saves twice as much energy as burning it in an incinerator.

  • Only around 27% of plastic bottles are recycled.

  • Plastic bags and other plastic garbage thrown into the ocean kill as many as 1,000,000 sea creatures every year!

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.  Select areas can even enroll and pay online.  Learn more: To […]

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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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