The editorial “The true cost of recycling” falsely states that the closest materials recovery facility is in Denver. That is the closest MRF owned and operated by Waste Management.
There is a much closer MRF located at the Eagle County Landfill at mile marker 2 on Highway 131. It is open to the public. It is a multi-million dollar facility with advanced equipment. They do not pay for materials, but neither do they charge for materials being dropped off.
I have been told that Waste Management, as a matter of corporate policy, only hauls recyclable materials to Waste Management recycling facilities. Thus, in terms of recycling services provided by Waste Management, those recyclable materials will be hauled to Denver.
I suggest that the community needs to consider solutions for recycling services that are able to utilize the much closer Eagle County MRF.