Waste Diverson Infrastructure Development Projects
307 Investments (view final report)
Geographic area: La Plata, San Juan and Montezuma County
The goal of this project is to increase the financial viability and long term sustainability of recycling in Southwest Colorado by reducing the distance commodities have to travel to be recycled, and will serve as a consolidation point for all recyclables collected in Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma and San Juan counties. Funds will be used to purchase equipment to bale recyclable material.
A1 Organics (view final report)
Geographic area: Front Range
This project serves to develop a new process that will capture source separated organic waste that would otherwise be destined for the landfill. Grant funds will be used to purchase a specialized food waste de-packaging system. This system will process the source separated organics into feedstock for anaerobic digestion.
Geographic area: Chaffee County and surrounding communities
The equipment purchased with these grant funds will sort plastics, papers, and metals into higher market grades. This will sustain recycling in Chaffee County and central Colorado, providing an economically viable solution for recyclables collection, and will support two permanent full-time positions. Ultimately, this project aims to increase the volume of recyclables collected in Chaffee County and central Colorado.
Geographic area: Montrose, San Miguel and San Juan County
Bruin Waste will establish an efficient recycling facility in Montrose, Colorado, that processes single-stream recyclables for market and provides a safe working environment. This project will also increase the capacity of four existing public recycling drop-off centers, reducing transportation costs to haul the recyclables from each drop-off center to the recycling facility. Grant funds will be used to purchase a horizontal baler and a ventilation system for the recycling facility, as well as four, 20-yard gable-top roll-off containers to be placed at four recycling drop-off centers.
Geographic area: City and County of Denver
Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration (DPA) will improve the existing recycling program at the Colorado State Capitol Building and 16 other buildings comprising the Capitol Complex. Grant funds will be used to purchase and install recycling bins, educate key stakeholders about the program, and draft a recycling program guidance document for the benefit of the Capitol Complex and other state agencies.
Go Green Pallet (view final report)
Geographic area: Front Range
Funds will be used to purchase a saw and a venting unit for Go Green Pallet’s existing heat treatment system, aiming to increase the supply of new wooden pallets in Colorado by remanufacturing obsolete or damaged wooden pallets. The remanufactured pallets will conform to internationally and nationally recognized standards.
Momentum Recycling (view final report)
Geographic area: Statewide
Momentum will open a new \'bottle-to-bottle\' glass recycling facility in the Denver area. This project will establish a supplemental method to process previously unrecoverable glass fines. Grant funds will be used to purchase equipment to segregate and bag glass cullet, and as a result, will serve to increase the amount of glass recycled in Colorado.
Onsite Electronics Recycling (view final report)
Geographic area: Fort Collins and surrounding areas
This project serves to increase the variety of material collected and processed at the grantee’s existing facility in Fort Collins, Colorado, by increasing collection, storage, and processing capacity. Funds will be used to purchase: new storage containers for segregating materials prior to baling, self-dumping hoppers to improve worker safety and increase processing efficiencies, a new box truck for the collection of recyclables from customers and to transport baled commodities to area recycling facilities.
Pitkin County Government (view final report)
Geographic area: Pitkin County
SCRAPS will establish a network of community collection sites, increasing the amount of food waste processed at the Pitkin County compost facility. This project will be complemented by a comprehensive education and outreach campaign. Grant funds will also benefit Pitkin County’s existing compost facility through the purchase of a bagging system allowing finished compost to be sold on-site and in local gardening centers.
Twin Enviro Services (view final report)
Geographic area: Routt, Moffat, and Jackson Counties
Through construction of a recycling facility in Milner, Colorado, Twin Enviro Services will service Routt, Moffat, and Jackson Counties. The facility will increase the financial viability and long-term sustainability of recycling initiatives in northwest Colorado. Funds will be used to purchase equipment to sort, handle, and bale recyclable material.
Regional Studies to Optimize Waste Diversion
EcoAction Partners (view final report)
Geographic area: Ouray and San Miguel Counties
This project serves to study Ouray and San Miguel Counties’ existing waste diversion activities, suggest ways to coordinate those activities to maximize economic efficiencies, and establish goals that will guide future efforts to minimize the amount of waste sent to the landfill. Specifically, these funds support a waste audit in each County, a gap analysis, and public forums.
City of Fort Collins (view final report)
Geographic area: Larimer County, City of Fort Collins, and surrounding areas
Funding will support a study of Larimer County’s existing waste diversion activities, suggest ways to coordinate those activities to maximize economic efficiencies, and establish goals that will guide future efforts to minimize the amount of waste sent to the landfill. This project will include a waste audit, multiple community forums, and a regional survey.
Town of Fraser (view final report)
Geographic area: Grand County
This opportunity supports an examination of Grand County's existing waste diversion activities, suggests ways to coordinate those activities to maximize economic efficiencies, and establishes goals that will guide future efforts to minimize the amount of waste sent to the landfill. Specifically, this study will include multiple community forums, a regional survey, and a waste audit.