Recycling is not just good for the environment. It’s also good for the economy, creating jobs and generating local and state tax revenue. On average, ten times more jobs are created from recycling than from trash. Recyclable materials are a valuable resource, many of which can be recycled indefinitely.
YVSC is working with local governments and businesses to determine baseline recycling and contamination rates for the Yampa Valley and setting metrics for measuring recycling success. This information will help guide community goals and measure project impacts. YVSC provides programs and services to increase Yampa Valley recycling rates, such as our Yampa Valley Recycles App, Zero Waste Events and Recycling Drop-Off Days and supports recycling with education and community outreach.