Recycling is a series of activities that includes the collection of items that would otherwise be considered waste, sorting and processing the recyclable products into raw materials, and re-manufacturing the recycled raw materials into new products. Consumers provide the last link in recycling by purchasing products made from recycled content. Recycling also can include composting of food scraps, yard trimmings, and other organic materials. At the Academy newspaper, #1 &2 plastics, and glass are collected for recycle in dumpsters located in the Community Center parking lot. Plastic, paper, and aluminum and steel cans are also picked up in housing areas through the curb-side recycling program. For missed collections in housing areas, call (719) 333-3528/0812. In addition to recycling, household hazardous products no longer wanted can be taken to the Household Hazardous Material Drop and Swap site located in building 8125 on Wednesdays and Thursdays each week.

Household Medical Waste Management: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued guidance for disposal of contaminated bandages, used hypodermic needles, and unwanted household medicines.

For a copy of the guidance, see the CDPHE website at:

Click here for Adobe PDF "Household Medical Waste Management".


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