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What we do

Recycle Bin

Step one

We help people who want to recycle by making it as easy and convenient as is financially viable.

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Step two

We work with our commercial partners to do primary processing of recyclable waste streams.

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Step Three

We work with our commercial partners to develop manufacturing processes to turn those waste streams into useful products.

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Step Four

We sell those products and reinvest that money back into the first three steps.

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Mission Statement

Our goal is to divert reusable and recyclable items (paper, plastic, metal, cardboard, glass, and compostable kitchen waste) from the landfill and turn them into valuable commodities and useful products. We believe that these activities should be done at the municipal level, but since that is not currently available in Grant County, this is the next best thing. We believe that with time and the development of some infrastructure to process the various waste streams, this activity will be self funding. For now however, it will require the support of its membership.

Our Service Currently Includes

Plastic

  • Must be clean and in a container that is easy for one person to pick up.
  • Must be separate from other materials.

  • Must have a number between 1 and 7 on it’s recycling logo.

Aluminum

  • Must be clean and in a container that is easy for one person to pick up.
  • Must be separate from other materials and preferably crushed.

Corrugated Cardboard

  • Must be clean – no pizza boxes, milk cartons, or anything that touched food or has a waxy coating.
  • Completely broken down flat.

  • Cut into pieces that are no larger than 3 foot square and stacked flat under your other containers.

Glass

  • Must be clean and in a container that is easy for one person to pick up.
  • Must be separate from other materials.

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Steel

  • Must be clean and in a container that is easy for one person to pick up.
  • Must be separate from other materials.

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What are we doing with the material we collect?

  • Steel cans are handed off to the Grant County Solid Waste Department who is still able to sell them as a commodity (they just don’t pick them up anymore).
  • Glass is handed off to Silver City Recycles to be crushed into sand and gravel products.
  • Plastic is handed off to  Silver City Recycles to be shredded.  This shredded material will either be made into new plastic items, or sold as a commodity.
  • Cardboard and aluminum cans are made into bales that are sold as a commodity.

Ready to sign up?

You must be within Silver City limits or the immediate vicinity to qualify for pick-up service. Drop-off locations will be available soon.

Bi-weekly $30

$30 per month

Single Residence Pick-up Service
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Monthly $20

$20 per month

Single Residence Pick-up Service
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Drop-off N/A

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