City employees adopt-a-recycle bin program to expand single-stream recycling
Colorado Springs, Colorado, City employees have been recycling paper for years. At the same time, many employees have cared enough to take recycling a step further by collecting and sorting the recyclables generated in their office areas for recycling at home. Now that all of the community’s waste providers offer single-stream recycling, the City is embracing this new way to recycle—with a creative twist. Single-stream recycling and recycling bins can come with a cost. So, the City has launched an employee volunteer-driven effort to make the change, despite current budget constraints.
BETTR has a commitement to educate communities about the importance of recycling and the role it plays in community sustainability.
Through our classes and services, we have established communication between constituents who might otherwise have had no opportunity or desire to interact. All of these are components of community sustainability that impact every business.
We are partnering with organizations such as Green Cities Coalition of Colorado Springs, Colorado Association for Recycling, City of Pueblo, and Keep Colorado Springs Beautiful to create collaborative efforts throughout southern Colorado.