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Date(s) - May 21, 2021
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


If you cannot afford curbside pick-up and would like to recycle, or curbside waste haulers with recycling options don’t service your area, sign up for one of the upcoming community recycling drop-off events being sponsored by GARNA through support from Chaffee County Waste. These events were designed to provide Chaffee County residents with recycling drop-off if they cannot access other options right now.

Friday, May 21, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Buena Vista at Buena Vista Public Works Shop, 755 Gregg Dr. 
Registration is required and costs $1:

Registrants for these two pilot events can drop off clean No. 1-7 plastics, aluminum, glass and cardboard. Items don’t need to be presorted but must be clean and dry and cannot be in plastic bags. Volunteers will be on hand to monitor what goes into the recycling bin and prevent contamination. To volunteer, sign up at the Chaffee County Community Foundation’s Volunteers in Action (VIA) Chaffee platform at

Due to the high interest anticipated for these events, we ask the whole community help ensure there is sufficient capacity for households that cannot access the curbside recycling service options.  Chaffee County Waste has graciously donated one 30-yard dumpster for each event day and it may fill quickly so if you have other options such as curbside, please use them! Start with refusing unnecessary packaging and reusing items when possible.

“We’ve heard many inspiring solutions about neighbors teaming up to share the cost of one curbside single-stream recycling bin, and self-monitoring to ensure that their bin remains free from contamination,” says Naccarato. “We’ve also heard about homes that can’t receive curbside service (in unincorporated areas of the county) partnering with neighbors to find a place for a recycling dumpster and sharing the service. With solutions like these, we think we’ll actually be able to substantially increase our waste diversion rate, if the community takes advantage of existing services.”