• Aspen, Pitkin County recognized as state leaders in recycling and composting


    Pitkin County and Aspen are at the top of the list of Colorado municipalities and counties making strides in recycling and composting, but officials say there is still much work to do to get to where they want to be.

    The county and city were recognized as state leaders…

  • Recycling Paper and Cardboard? Here's the right way to do it.


    There’s more to recycling than just tossing items into a bin. Use these tips in light of COP26.
    -Katie Teague

    If you order pizza regularly or receive multiple deliveries from Amazon every month, you’ve likely got empty boxes piled up somewhere in your house. And…

  • Love Zero Waste App finds treasure in trash


    By Dyana Z. Furmansky

    The launch of the Love Zero Waste app in April 2020 is one of the little good-news stories that got trashed in the outbreak of the global pandemic, when practically the only news reported was bleak and related to COVID-19. “We didn’t get the coverage we…

  • New Technology Detects Food Packaging


    LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 20, 2021–

    NEXTLOOPP, the groundbreaking project by Nextek Limited, that recently won the overall award for ‘Best Sustainable Packaging Innovation’ at Packaging Europe’s Sustainability Awards – has revealed the results of its highly successful tracer-based sorting trials held at TOMRA (Germany) in September…

  • Recycling Is Broken


    Article written by: Maddie Stone.

    In Philadelphia, people like to recycle. Together, all 1.6 million of us generate about 400 tons of recyclable material each day. But since last fall, roughly half of the bottles and cans my neighbors and I have placed dutifully curbside in our…

  • Curbside recycling programs are now such money-losers that it's going to cost us more


    Article Written by: Steve Orr

    Published in: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 

    Even as you diligently fill your blue box each week, the recycling industry has been turned on its head — and you may have to change the way you recycle, and pay more for it, as a…

  • China’s Changing Import Regulations— What Does It All Mean?


    There’s a new normal in the world of recycling. Once the largest importer of post-consumer recyclables, China decided it didn’t want “foreign garbage” inundating its country anymore.

    So, it instituted a waste import ban on 24 kinds of solid wastes in January 2018; a new contamination standard of 0.5 percent…

  • Keep Calm and Recycle On: The Sky Isn’t Falling


    Chaz Miller, Staff Writer
    WASTE 360

    Recycling is a dynamic process forced to change as products evolve and markets fluctuate.

    Recycling is in the news and not in a good way. Newspapers and television news shows are full of stories about its apparent death. If they are right, then…

  • Recycling is in trouble – and it might be your fault


    Paul Singer, Staff Writer

    If you are recycling at home, you are probably doing it wrong.

    That is why a worker lunged to grab a garden hose off the conveyor belt at a Waste Management recycling facility here Wednesday before it got caught in a giant sorting…

  • 2017 Rate Increase


    Important Notice

    Your Rates Are Changing Effective December 1st, 2016

    We sincerely thank you for choosing Mountain Waste & Recycling for your solid waste & recycling services. It is our privilege to serve you at your home, business, construction site, or special event.

    We are informing you in…