There are more things that can be recycled now in Grant County with single stream recycling. Everything goes together in the roll-off containers - it does not need to be sorted. Everything is taken to a recycling facility in El Paso to get sorted for recycling.
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You can recycle:
Cardboard boxes flattened
Paperboard (cereal, snack and beverage boxes), milk and juice cartons
Newspaper, magazines, and books
Paper of all kinds, including colored paper, envelopes (even with glassine windows), and junk mail
Aluminum, steel, and tin cans, foil, and clean pots and pans
Plastics #1-5 and 7 (soda bottles, laundry soap containers, milk jugs, water bottles, yogurt and butter tubs, plastic clamshells). NO STYROFOAM!
Small electronic devices (cell phones, ipods, gameboys, laptops, CPUs, etc.) NO TVís or monitors!
Grant County has the following drop-off locations for all your recycling except glass:
Grant County Admin Bldg 1400 Hwy 180 E.
Pinos Altos behind the Buckhorn
Bayard City Maintenance Yard
Snell Middle School, Bayard
Mimbres Transfer Station
Gila Transfer Station
Main Landfill 318 Ridge Road (also accepts glass)
The decorated roll-off containers were painted by kids at various schools around Grant County several years ago. They are labeled with names of recyclable items by the openings but now with single stream you can put anything in any opening. The openings are small to discourage people from putting bags of trash in the bins.
If you drop off glass at the landfill there is a special bin just for glass. Please do not put plastic or paper in this bin. The glass is crushed and used by Grant County for road construction.
For questions or problems call 388-8051. Learn more about how Silver City's recycled materials are handled by Friedman Recycling in El Paso: (insert Youtube video you recently added to the town recycling website)
Learn more about how Grant County's recycled materials are handled by Friedman Recycling in El Paso: