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United States Averages

Source: epa.gov/epawaste/wycd/catbook/what.htm



United States Averages

 Source: epa.gov/epawaste/wycd/catbook/what.htm


United States Averages

 Source: epa.gov/epawaste/wycd/catbook/what.htm


United States Averages

 Source: epa.gov/epawaste/wycd/catbook/what.htm

*For safety reasons related to limited walking and viewing space, the Waste Management Materials Recovery Facilities in Denver are not available for public tours.

OTHER RECYCLING TOUR OPTIONS:

 

Waste Management Education Center Tour
Waste Management/Recycle America
3730 E. 48th Ave., Denver, CO
For tour information and to schedule a school group tour email  Katie Symons.

 

Alpine Waste & Recycling “Altogether Recycling” Processing Center
Alpine Waste & Recycling
645 W. 53rd Pl., Denver, CO
Tours by appointment only (Monday – Friday). For tour information call
303-744-9881
or email info
info@altogetherrecycling.com

Boulder County Recycling Center
Boulder County Resource Conservation Division
1901 63rd St., Boulder, CO
Self-guided tour (Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM), excluding holidays. For more information call
720-564-2220
or visit  
bouldercounty.org/env/recycle/pages/recyclingcentertours.aspx

The Food Recovery Challenge is part of EPA's Sustainable Materials Management Program, which seeks to reduce the environmental impact of materials through their entire life cycle, including how they are extracted, manufactured, distributed, used, reused, recycled, and disposed. Through the Food Recovery Challenge, the EPA is partnering with organizations and businesses to prevent and reduce waste food. Challenge participants save money, help communities, and protect the environment by purchasing less, donating extra food, and composting.  For more information on how you can reduce food waste visit EPA website Food Recovery Challenge.