Since the City of Cortez has a source-separated recycling program, doesn’t it pay off with us taking extra steps to separate our items?

Yes it does.  Because our residents separate their items, it is much easier for us to move material to market.  In fact, we use Domestic markets whenever possible.  Our collection efforts have been clean and did not in any way contribute to the China situation.

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1. How do I get a city recycling container:
2. When is my refuse picked up?
3. Why the sudden adjustment in our recycling mix?
4. Since the City of Cortez has a source-separated recycling program, doesn’t it pay off with us taking extra steps to separate our items?
5. If we already use domestic markets whenever possible, then why do we need to separate our recycling even further than we already are?
6. Why is it so hard for us to get our recycling to market?
7. How can I further separate my recyclables, & what should I do if I have limited space to store them?