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Rural Recycling Is Less Profitable

For 15 years, Angel of Shavano Recycling collected Chaffee County’s trash, but due to slim profits and bad behavior by customers, it’s closing four community recycling sites. The company collected 4 million pounds of recyclables just last year.

Commercial trash haulers — Chaffee County Waste and Waste Management – will pick up where Angel of Shavano Recycling left off for the county’s rural community. Both residents and commercial accounts will be able to pay for curbside recycling pickup.

The county’s landfill has around 92 years of capacity remaining, based on current dumping and recycling rates. Recycling programs help extend that life span by keeping reusable materials out.

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