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Upper Arkansas Recycling

Your community recycling program


The Upper Arkansas Recycling Program (UAR) is a collaborative effort between the Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments (UAACOG) and various regional entities. All of the partners in UAR have signed an intergovernmental agreement to bring recycling to our region.


The program is funded by a $1.30 per capita charge per year, although in 2014, that amount was reduced to $.79/cents. Similar programs charge in excess of $2.00/per person/per year.


UAR has been in operation since 1998 in Custer, and Fremont County. The program consists of drop-off recycling sites in all of the partner areas. We currently accept newspaper, aluminum, tin, and glass.


An Advisory Board made up of representatives from all of the partners in the UAR. The Advisory Board makes operation recommendations to the UAACOG Board of Directors. UAACOG acts as the fiscal agent for the program. They also maintain collection totals, provide community support, coordinate special collection events, and run a specialty Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) for glass.


All materials that are collected in the region are sold.


100% OF THE PROCEEDS ARE USED TO OFFSET THE COST OF THE PROGRAM. Please consider making a donation to the program using the "Donate" button below.

For More Information
Contact Beth Lenz at (719) 275-8350 ext. 119

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Get Directions To:
Independence Road
Canon City CO 81212

Below are some examples of works that have been in our Recycled Art Show over the past several years.