The trash and recycling behind the community operation building is being modified to improve efficiency and ease of use by residents. When complete, there will be new trash and. When complete, there will be new trash and recycling dumpsters.
As a reminder, Cordillera offers this amenity to property owners. The dumpsters are not to be used by contractors, landscapers or by people from outside of Cordillera.
Construction debris and yard waste are to be disposed of by the contractor at the Eagle County landfill. There are significant penalty fees paid by the CPOA when construction debris is dumped in the dumpsters; higher rates are also charged when trash contaminates the recycling dumpsters.
Help the CPOA save your association dues by being mindful of proper trash and recycling disposal.
Acceptable Items in Cordillera Dumpsters
Non-hazardous residential solid waste e.g. household trash is acceptable.
All glass beverage containers (all colors); aluminum, steel and tin cans; rinsed and empty plastic containers (#1 through #7); cleaned and flattened corrugated cardboard boxes (corrugated means it has an undulating layer between two flat layers); office paper (not shredded); magazines and newspapers.
Note: Please remove recycling items from plastic bags. Plastic bags are not recyclable when holding other recycling materials. Plastic bags contaminate the whole dumpster, thus rendering the whole dumpster trash, wasting the effort to recycle.
Unacceptable Items in Cordillera Dumpsters
No hazardous waste including paints, motor oil, antifreeze, fertilizers, fuels, household cleaners, pesticides, pool chemicals, solvents and thinners; batteries; fluorescent light bulbs; refrigerators and freezers; e-waste, televisions, computers and printers; prescription drugs; tires and yard waste.
No plastic bags or materials in plastic bags; plastic utensils; needles or syringes; ceramics or Pyrex; Styrofoam; hazardous materials; napkins or paper towels; box board (cereal boxes); shredded paper; mirrors; light bulbs; dishes; six-pack holders; #7 PLA plastics.
When in doubt, keep it out!
Unacceptable trash and recycling items can be taken to the Eagle County Solid Waste & Recycling facility (the dump) located in Wolcott.
Here is video from PBS on why people should not recycle plastic bags with other recycling.