Dream Lake iced over - RMNP

Larimer County Offices, Courts, and Landfill are all closed on Monday, Sept. 5, 2016 for the Labor Day Holiday. Critical services at Larimer County are not interrupted by closures. Critical services at Larimer County are not disrupted by closures.


Market Values

The chart below shows the prices received by the Larimer County Recycling Center for the various types of recyclables processed there. Prices fluctuate constantly, and the chart shows the prices at just one point in time. Still, from this you can easily see how the market values for different recyclables compare. For instance, aluminum tends to command the highest prices per ton, with paper products getting lower prices. (Of course, it takes a lot of aluminum to equal a ton, compared with, say, newspaper!)

Market Values

A Brief Explanation of Plastics

PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastics include items such as soda and other drink bottles.
HDPE-N (high density polyethylene-natural) includes milk jugs and other similar "natural-colored" containers.
HDPE-C (high density polyethylene-colored) includes brightly colored items such as laundry detergent bottles.

Background Image: Dream Lake frozen over in Rocky Mountain National Park by Bryce Bradford. All rights reserved.