Business: Waste Management acquires Curbside Recycling business
Ryan Summerlin July 8, 2014
Customers of Curbside Recycling, a locally owned small business, may notice that their recycling services are now provided by Waste Management. Waste Management acquired Curbside earlier this spring. The transition in service was completed June 30.
No changes are expected to Curbside customers’ accounts, according to Kevin Richards, Waste Management’s district manager. Prices will remain the same, and Waste Management will service the existing recycling bins.
Customers can also continue to put all materials together in the same container, known as single-stream recycling.
Residential pick-up service will change from Curbside’s current schedule to every-other Wednesday beginning July 16, unless weekly service is requested. Recycling drop-off locations currently available in the county will remain the same.
Curbside Recycling owner Dallas Davis-Timms approached Waste Management, one of the country’s largest waste and recycling service providers, about taking over his business.
“I feel comfortable with them taking over what we built. They’ve already been providing recycling services in the area so it makes sense. I feel like it’s a good thing,” he said.
Curbside Recycling was started in 2008 to fill a gap that then existed in recycling services on the east side of Grand County. Waste Management has also provided recycling service to business and residential customers for the past couple of years.
The Trash Company, a Granby-based garbage disposal company, offers drop-off recycling at the Granby transfer station, 723 County Road 612. The minimum fee is $5 for up to 100 gallons of recyclables. Call 627-8531 for more information.
New customers can contact Waste Management of Grand County at 970-725-3350 to inquire about services and pricing. Waste Management can also replace existing bins if necessary. They can provide containers up to 96 gallons.
The recyclables collected in Grand County are taken to the Granby Transfer Station and then transported to Waste Management’s processing facility in Denver. Past small businesses ventures trying to provide recycling services found the transportation costs prohibitive.
Davis-Timms plans to remain in the area, pursuing a new job.
Complete information about trash and recycling, including more unusual items like batteries and ink cartridges, is available on the Grand County government website, co.grand.co.us/334/Trash-Recycling.