Trash Building

TOWN OF OPHIR TRASH FACILITY

 Please make sure to close the Trash Building Door after utilizing the facility! No bears or porcupines allowed! Please ensure all lights are off after leaving the facility as well! ( Thank you!) 

 

TRASH

Please no appliances, batteries, electronics, construction waste, or tires in Town dumpsters.

Paint and stain must be dry. Please add kitty litter or paint hardener prior to disposal.

Please break down cardboard boxes and place them in the west end dumpsters.

ASHES

Please Absolutely NO Ashes in the Trash Building Dumpsters. Please use the ash bin outside. Thank You!
(Our last Trash Building burned down due to an ash fire)

RECYCLING

Please note there are separate bins for paper and commingles (glass, plastic, aluminum).

For Recycling Guidelines and other resources to recycle please click HERE

Recycling

 

 

Plastic Bag Recycling 

https://www.ecoactionpartners.org/plasticfilm

In response to concerns from Certified Green Businesses, EcoAction Partners has launched an experimental 6 month plastic film recycling program. Trex Decking uses plastic film to make 100% post-cosumer products in the USA. This program is ongoing through November 24,2019 and will be assessed for permanent implementation then. 

Town of Ophir Drop Off Instructions:

Bundle plastics in a CLEAR bag. All plastic must be clean, dry and free of food residue. The Drop Off Box is located in the trash building by the stand alone composter. What plastics can be recycled?

  • Grocery Bags
  • Packaging Air Pillow
  • Ziplock & reclosable food storage bags
  • Dry cleaning bags
  • Bread Bags
  • Cereal Liners
  • Trash Bags, any color
  • Newspaper Sleeves
  • Ice Bags
  • Wood Pellet bags
  • Produce bags
  • Bubble wrap
  • Salt bags
  • Case overwrap
  • LDPE/HDPE Films
  • 2, 4 polyethylene film

Do not include:

  • Degradable/compostable bags or film packing
  • Pre-washed salad mix bags
  • Frozen Food Bags
  • Candy Bar Wrappers
  • Chip Bags
  • Six-pack rings
  • Other recyclables; this waste stream is for plastic film only. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMPOST

The town of Ophir currently has four composters where residents can discard their home food waste in turn creating mulch/soil for our community. The composting program was implemented by the Ophir Self Reliance Committee in efforts to reduce residential waste and CO2 emissions.

Pledges are available for residents at the Trash Building and volunteers are needed to help with compost duties!

 

C-Pledge

 

 

 

OPHIR FREEBOX

Please be mindful of what you put in the free box.
If the free box is full, please save your donations for another day.
 

Other options for donating your items are:

Ophir Facebook Group
Telluride Sweet Deals
Trash and Treasure - koto.org
Telluride Freebox
Second Chance Thrift Shop - Telluride and Ridgeway
Life Choices - Montrose
MADA - Montrose
2nd Impressions - Montrose
Habitat for Humanity - Montrose
 

NOBODY wants...

Your old boxers or kids used underwear
Ripped, holey, stained, stretched out clothing
Any broken items
Old, dirty appliances or kitchenware
Old TV\'s or other old electronics
Paint, oil, chemicals or other hazardous waste
Batteries, tires or tire rims
Chairs, tables, couches or other large items (Please call Trash or Treasure on KOTO radio )
 

When you put these items in the free box, you are merely leaving your trash for someone else to clean up.

Thank you for being thoughtful and passing along only good, desirable, and useable items!