Tackling rural recycling transportation in Colorado

Resource Recycling – July 9, 2024

CEDC Director Laurie Johnson was interviewed by Resource Recycling to comment on the CEDC’s Front Range Transload project. An excerpt from the article follows.

One of the biggest barriers to recycling in remote and rural areas is transportation. The Circular Economy Development Center is tackling the issue in Colorado with the Front Range Transload project.

Laurie Johnson, director of the Circular Economy Development Center, said the project’s results could have positive effects far beyond the state’s borders.

“If it works here, it will work in rural Oregon, rural Washington” and other rural areas, Johnson told Resource Recycling.

The project brings together rail giant BNSF, trucking companies, brokers and the City of Pueblo to create a consistent and cost-effective system for aggregating and moving recyclable materials.

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