ASU Community Partnerships Ongoing Environmental Organizing Programs
Since no San Luis Valley recycling center recycles plastic caps, ASU Community Partnerships collaborates with Aveda Corporation, Alamosa Recycling Center and local k-12 school to recycle plastic caps for the San Luis Valley community. Aveda Corporation has one of the few national recycling programs for plastic caps. ASU Community Partnerships has raised Valley community awareness of the problem and organized community members and organizations around the problem. The drop off sites: ASU Community Partnerships (corner of Main & Edgemont Streets)
ASU Community Partnerships developed the “Plastic or Planet?” program to raise consumer’s awareness about plastic bag consumption. The program is based on getting people into the habit of using reusable bags. Staff members have developed a marketing plan that is designed to remind people to “recycle, re-use and re-purpose”. Community Partnerships involves ASU student athletes and student clubs in this program. City Market in Alamosa has agreed to sell our reusable—100% biodegradable, fair trade bags at their store and offer a rebate for promoting use of those bags back to Community Partnerships. The effort provides funds that will leverage additional funding for environmental projects.
ASU Community Partnerships is partnering with a variety of companies to recycle or reuse techno trash, including old cell phones, cartridges and laptops. Techno trash boxes are located at Community Partnerships (corner of Main & Edgemont Blvd.).
To follow are useful links for items to recycle:
Computers: Southern Colorado Recycling
1405 Quartz Road
Pueblo, CO 81008
Off of I-25 on Eden Exit (exit 104). Call for more specific directions and hours.
Small fees are charged for recycling services.