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Posted on: October 8, 2019

Town of Windsor Advocates for Smart Recycling

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The Town of Windsor encourages Windsor utility customers to utilize the Sorted Materials Recycling Center located at 922 N. 15th St. but kindly asks residents to do so responsibly.

Located at Windsor’s Public Works Facility, the recycling center is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and holidays. Use of the center is intended for Windsor utility customers and can be utilized free of charge. The Recycling Center cannot accept trash, yard waste,* scrap metal, Styrofoam, clothing, electronics, appliances, paint or hazardous materials.

Improper recycling is costly to both the Town of Windsor and the environment. Contaminated recyclables, or putting an item in the recycling bin that doesn’t belong, can lead to excess cost and materials ending up in the landfill. The Town’s previous recycling center location was closed due to improper use.

Residents are encouraged to keep operation costs low for the community and care for the planet by taking the following steps when using the Sorted Materials Recycling Center.

Before visiting the recycling center, review the list of accepted items and gather them.  Make sure all jars and containers are empty and rinsed. Unclean containers can cause contamination. Remove lids from glass jars, since they cannot be recycled with glass. Organize items based on the disposal container they will be placed in.

Bring the sorted recyclable items to the center along with proof of residency by showing either a driver’s license or utility bill.

The center requires residents to sort their items and place them in the correct containers. There are separate containers for glass, low grade paper, commingle materials, corrugated cardboard and other paper. Certain materials may be accepted in one container but not in another. Do not toss plastic bags used to sort and carry items into the recycling containers.

There’s typically an attendant on duty that can answer recycling questions. Follow the guidelines below or visit windsorgov.com/Recycling for a bin appropriate list of recyclable items.

Glass: In the glass container please recycle glass bottles and jars. Please do not recycle  Mirrors, window glass, light bulbs, drinking glasses, dishes, ceramics, bakeware or Pyrex.  

Low Grade Paper: In the low grade paper container please recycle paper egg cartons, brown packing paper, paper tubes, cereal/cracker boxes, frozen pizza boxes, single layer boxes, phone books, gift boxes, wrapping paper, tissue paper, blue prints and tab envelopes. Please do not recycle napkins, paper towel, pet food bags, charcoal bags, fertilizer bags, plastic-lined boxes, wax paper or poster board.

Corrugated Cardboard: In the corrugated cardboard container please recycle cardboard boxes, brown paper bags and clean pizza delivery boxes. Please do not recycle paperboard or plastic bags.

Paper: In the paper container please recycle office paper, shredded paper, junk mail, newspaper, newspaper inserts and magazines. Please do not recycle foiled-backed paper, wrapping paper, phone books, plastic bags or paper bags.

Commingle: In the commingle container please recycle plastic water bottles, metal lids/caps, aluminum cans, steel/tin cans, empty aerosol cans, plastic containers #1-7 and milk/juice cartons. Please do not recycle glass, food/party trays or containers larger than 2.5 gallons.

For more information, visit windsorgov.com/Recycling.

*Windsor Water Utility customers have the option of recycling organic yard waste with businesses such as A1 Organics in Eaton or Hageman's in Fort Collins to receive a one-time annual reimbursement of up to $10 by turning in a rebate application with proof of residency and purchase. Organic yard waste must be recycled with a legitimate organic waste center in order to qualify for the rebate. Completed applications can be dropped off at Windsor's Town Hall, 301 Walnut St.

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