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Ask Eartha: What is the difference between aluminum and plastic?

Dear Eartha, Recently I noticed that some grocery stores offer aluminum water bottles in addition to plastic water bottles. Both are recyclable, does it really matter which one I buy? Despite many of us owning (and occasionally forgetting to bring) reusable bottles, consumption of bottled water is on the rise. In 2020, Americans consumed 15 billion gallons — […]

Free Pumpkin Composting

This Halloween don’t trash your pumpkins – instead turn them into high country compost! FREE PUMPKIN COMPOSTING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Available Saturday, October 29th through Sunday, November 13th at the Breckenridge, Frisco and Silverthorne Recycling Centers. There will be clearly marked pumpkin composting bins at the drop off centers. Please remove candles, artificial lighting, […]

Ask Eartha: What can I do with household hazardous waste?

Dear Eartha, I have some old paint and fertilizer in my garage. I think they’re recyclable in Summit County, but I don’t know where. Can you help? Both items you mention are considered household hazardous waste, leftover household products that can catch fire, react, explode or are considered corrosive or toxic. The waste also includes things […]