Eldorado/285 Recycles provides:
- Up-to-date information on existing recycling opportunities, new recycling options, and waste reduction ideas through the periodic publication and distribution of "Recyclopedia Tips" and the "Guide for FREE Recycling at the Eldorado Transfer Station"
- Containers for the collection of No.5 plastics, metal cans, plastic No.1 and No.2 bottles, bins for used plastic writing instruments, dry-type batteries, worn out athletic shoes and used wine bottle corks - see list on the left for locations.
- Recycling containers for use at public events.
- Promotion of back-yard composting of food scraps and yard trimmings.
- Promotion of recycling by our local institutions and businesses.
- Monthly meetings to discuss plans and progress.
- Awards for outstanding Eldorado area recyclers.
- Lobbying of county and regional agencies for improvements in recycling opportunities and conditions at our local transfer station.
- Communication with Waste Management of New Mexico to resolve customer problems and improve recycling.
- If you would like to be placed on our email distribution please send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org
Eldorado/285 Recycles 2013 Award Winners:
Category: Recycling, Business, Food Related
John Brooks’ El Dorado Supermarket at the Agora for baling its cardboard and that of fellow tenants as well as collecting plastic film from the public. Its efforts reduce waste in the landfill and help create reusable products.
Category: Recycling & Composting, Individual Initiative
Sally Connolly for setting up recycling and composting at the Ken & Patty Adam Senior Center. In the absence of a commercial recycling hauler, Sally takes the material to the Eldorado Transfer Station herself.
Category: Composting, Resident
Jim Farley for an outstanding residential composting system that feeds his home garden and that of others. He is an outstanding exemplar of sustainable living.
Category: Recycling, Students
Eldorado Community School, Robin Ellers’ class, which maintains the recycling system for the entire School.
Category: Recycling, Business, Other
CH2MHill, which recycles for all of the offices in its building, and processes and ships the recyclable pens and batteries collected at La Tienda Bldg. B.
Tip #1 Eldorado Area’s Best-Kept Recycling Secret!
Tip #2 What Else Can I Recycle Without Driving to Santa Fe?
Tip #3 How Well Does Eldorado Recycle? Good News or Bad News?
Tip #4 Eigner Family’s One Year Recycling Results.
Tip #5 How do I Start a Compost Pile?
Tip #6 Eldorado’s Curbside Trash and Recycling Services.
Eldorado/285 Recycles thanks the following for their generous support:
Eclectics Art Gallery
Eldorado Animal Clinic
Eldorado Audiology & Hearing Center
Eldorado Computer Works
Eldorado Physical Therapy
First National Bank of Santa Fe
Golden Eye, LLC
High Desert Healthcare & Massage, Inc.
John Hawkins Construction
SERA - Sustainable Eldorado Residents Alliance
SF Sports Med & Rehab
Sue Garfitt & Fred Raznick, Santa Fe Properties