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High Country Conservation Center 737 Ten Mile Dr Frisco CO 80443 PO Box 4506 Frisco CO 80443

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(970) 668-5703

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info@highcountryconservation.org

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Dear Eartha, I thought I was a great recycler, but I found out recently that I might be putting items in my recycling bin that don’t belong there. Why is recycling in Summit County so confusing? Recycling shouldn’t be so confusing. But it is, thanks to years of the plastic industry tricking us into thinking everything is recyclable. So let’s start […]

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Dear Eartha, I’ve been a patient High Country gardener and haven’t yet planted my vegetable garden, or my annuals. While I’m waiting, I’ve been thinking of adding compost to the beds. Is it really worth it, or is fertilizer enough? I applaud your self-control! Multiple weeks of 60 and 70-degree weather send many gardeners’ minds […]

Ask Eartha: Hard-to-Recycle Items

Dear Eartha, I was surprised to learn I could recycle my mattresses for free in Summit County. What other hard-to-recycle items around my home should I know about? It may be surprising to find out there are quite a few items around your home that shouldn’t be tossed into the trash. Some items can be […]

Ask Eartha: Energy and Happiness

Dear Eartha, I know that to fight climate change, we all need to use less gas and less energy. But do I have to give up my creature comforts? How can I find some balance? This is an important question to consider in the wake of yet more discouraging news from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate […]

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Dear Eartha, as much as I’m ready to enjoy warmer weather and summer activities, I’m still hoping for spring snowstorms knowing our state needs all of the moisture it can get. How is Colorado’s water situation right now? We Coloradans are lucky. We are a headwater state, meaning our rivers start high in the Rocky […]

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