How many of you think recycling is a profitable operation?
It might be in the large metropolitan markets, but not in small markets and certainly not in the mountains where recyclables have to be hauled to Denver or Grand Junction for processing. Our Milner Mall operations, our compost operations, and our recycling operations are funded by Twin as beneficial community services. Your support of Twin’s services helps us keep these programs available to our communities.
Want the valley to remain beautiful?
Want to keep re-useable items out of the landfill? Want to support your fellow residents by donating to the Milner Mall? Want your food waste turned into compost to grow plants instead of attracting bears and putting the bears into jeopardy? Then sign up for Twin Enviro services and get into the recycling game.
How can you support Twin’s MRF and recycling efforts? Give us your trash business. Our trash hauling operations support our recycling operations. Compare our prices and services and save yourself some money.
OH, and ask your neighbors to do the same. They will appreciate the savings.
Complete list of recycling do’s and dont’s HERE
Twin is the recycling services leader in NW Colorado: Cardboard, paper, plastics, bottles, aluminum, metals, food waste, wood and other organics are all put to beneficial reuse by Twin. How many other trash and recycling haulers can say that? Our recycling services are offered at only $32 per month in the City of Steamboat Springs when combined with our trash collection services. Compare that to the other trash haulers.
Do you enjoy cooking? Making compost is very similar, although our ingredients are much less tasteful than the fresh ingredients you use in your recipes. Twin accepts food waste from customers, biosolids from the waste water treatment plant, horse manure from local horse enthusiasts, and wood debris from landscapers and residents. These ingredients are blended together according to a recipe and “cooked” in the environment for a determined amount of time.
Twin sends samples of the finished compost to ACZ Laboratories for analysis to ensure the finished product is free of pesticides and harmful bacteria.
So you see the fresh ingredients used in your recipes can be recycled into compost used to grow new plants which create new ingredients for your recipes. How cool is that?
Every year, hundreds of tons of otherwise useful building materials are sent to landfills because there is no mechanism to recycle these materials and make them available for reuse. This problem is especially prominent in the Yampa Valley, where the construction industry is one of the largest segments of the local economy. Frequent remodels, “scrape offs,” and new home construction projects are generating a tremendous volume of waste, much of it potentially reusable or recyclable.
The Milner Mall operates as a subsidiary of Twin Enviro’s Milner Landfill, and as a general rule, we encourage the public and businesses to de-construct buildings rather than demolish them. We offer a place for owners to donate salvaged materials so they can be reused, which keeps materials out of landfills and saves natural resources. Plus, you can save yourself the extensive disposal fees, win-win!
We then offer the salvaged materials for sale to the public at a discounted rate. The income from these sales is used to fund the organization.
Material Recovery Facility
What does a MRF do? The MRF will accept single stream recyclables into the facility, sort them into marketable categories, bale those categories into 20,000 lb bales, and store the bales until sufficient quantities are available to transport to market where the recyclables are turned into new products.
You can dispose of all of your recyclable materials in one bin with out “getting your hands dirty”, we do the sorting for you! These recyclables do not end up in the landfill and that’s good news for all of us.
How does a MRF benefit our community and the environment? It facilitates turning recyclables into new, reusable products; it reduces the hauling of recyclables to large MRF’s in Denver and Grand Junction, thereby reducing engine emissions into the environment; it reduces the amount of large trucks on the road and the accidents and congestion resulting therefrom; and it allows Twin to accept recyclables from communities across NW Colorado. These all have positive impacts on the environment.