Are there any ways to improve a city, which has already attained success in recycling? In order to find a solution to this problem, Denver Public Works teamed up with a state not-for-profit organization, The Recycling Partnership in 2017. The NGO uses corporate partner funding to develop the recycling initiatives all over the country, which helps to boost provision of clean materials for production. The Recycling Partnership is planning to collaborate with Denver Public Works for the following three months. Their objective is to augment Denver’s already prominent capacity to recover materials. Its domestic recycling scheme can boast with great results, as it provides great quality of assembled material, which is far beyond the national average. However, more material still necessitate recovery.
The experimental scheme is exploring the most effective way to augment the quantity of recyclables such as steel cans and aluminum that locals place in their purple carts. By teaming up with Denver Public Works, the not-for-profit organization will bring to life a tutoring project on four pilot routes. Trash carts will be tagged by on-the-ground recycling specialists with a card displaying instruction to citizens to place cans in their recycling carts. Additional information will also be sent to residents via social networks and mailers. The growth in the number of steel and aluminum cans, which are brought from the pilot routes and that can undergo infinite recycling will measure the success of the program.
Charlotte Pitt, Manager at Denver's Solid Waste Management, said that the company wants this scheme to assist in growth of the local recycling rate from 20 percent to 34, which is hoped to be attained in 2020. According to her, it will provide a number of benefits, including environmental and communal, as well as financial, as it can save no less than $1 million in landfill fees.
Keefe Harrison, CEO of The Recycling Partnership, said that the model of residential service is already outstanding, but it still can become better. By attaining progress in Denver's recycling initiatives, the entire America can get the tools and proof points necessary to make their programs even more efficient.
According to Harris, some of The Recycling Partnership's 30 funding associates are active in Colorado, and they aim at getting best results for local recycling, as recycling is an unambiguous way of attaining healthier communities, jobs increase and climate action.
The Recycling Partnership is a single body in the state that involves the entire recycling supply chain: starting with the businesses that make products and packaging, to municipal administration charged with recycling, to haulers, industry end markets, material recovery plants, which effect recycling for the better on each stage of the process and altering recycling in cities across the US. Since 2015, The Recycling Partnership has provided help to more than 420 communities with resources, equipment and technical assistance. 400,000 recycling carts have been granted, and it has dealt with 17 million households. Additionally, $27 million has been invested in recycling infrastructure by firms thanks to the organization’s help. As a result of these steps, the not-for-profit has attained the following achievements: 164,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas avoided, 382 million gallons of water preserved, targeted pollution rates reduced, and 2.0 trillion BTU of energy saved annually. Additional information about the work of The Recycling Partnership can be available at www.recyclingpartnership.org
Every-other-week recycling assortment, and restricted admission for composting collection to single-family households (no more than seven units) is offered by Denver Recycles, a platform of Denver Public Works Solid Waste Management within the City and County of Denver. A number of special services, seasonal schemes, and resources are also available, which can significantly help locals in processing and composting. In 2016, Denver citizens effectively processed and composted more than 46,000 tons of waste.