Wednesday, October 17, 2012

UPDATE: Bestway opens region's first Materials Recovery Facility

Posted By on Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Well, it turns out that "It wasn’t Landfill Larry, but you weren’t that far off," says Maddy Wold, assistant account manager at Vladimir Jones, on behalf of Bestway Disposal.

She's talking about my earlier guess as to the special secret guest who appeared at last month's unveiling of our new local materials recovery facility.

In fact, the man of mystery turned out to be MRF Man, who'll surely turn up again soon at a local school or organization, lecturing on recycling:

MRF Man Bestway Disposal
  • Just dig the recycled paper cape ...

——-ORIGINAL POST, FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 4:35 P.M. ——-

Free pizza and giveaways, a ride on a trash or recycling truck ...

Say no more: I'm in.

Yes, it's a party, to celebrate Bestway Disposal's new materials recovery facility — the first of its kind in the area.

Between 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29 (tomorrow), head to 4005 Interpark Drive to tour the new plant. Here are the details on it, from a press release:

The facility, which created 20 jobs and has an economic impact of $2 million annually, allows Bestway Disposal to process thirty to fifty tons of locally collected recyclables a day. The MRF processes aluminum, paper, plastics, cardboard, and other materials, which are compressed into bales and shipped by rail or truck to be reprocessed and reused.

Also, a "very special secret guest" will make an appearance around noon.

As to who that is, your guess is probably better than mine. The mayor? The governor? Landfill Larry, the friendly public-service announcement guy who preaches faithful recycling habits? (Just made him up.)

Anyhoo, my guess is there'll be plenty of places to recycle your paper plates and plastic cups at event's end.

bestway colorado springs
  • Truckin' for a good cause — to honor those cyclical recycle arrows.

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