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Waste Removal and Recycling Franchise Opportunities in Pueblo, Colorado
Recycling has become more expensive for residential and commercial users as of summer 2019, with MRF tip fees equal or greater than disposal fees in some cases, according to Colorado’s Department of Public Health & Environment. The agency reports drop-off programs are struggling (some have closed) and some MRFs are having trouble getting fiber or mixed plastics to market. In response, CDPHE has revised grants programs, conducted MRF outreach and worked to remind facilities of material turnover requirements.
The agency also conducted a survey, designed by The Recycling Partnership, of all state MRFs to identify top contaminants. Based on results, it has shared educational material focused on bags and food contamination.
Steel still makes a difference in Pueblo. This Banana Belt city remains one of the major steel producers in the USA. That’s why it continues to retain the name of “Steel City".
There’s no depending on one major industry in Pueblo. The City has a strong focus on community and business development. That means celebrating its cultural and historical heritage while also being home to the railway and aerospace industries in addition to steel.
Do you like to spice things up? The annual Chili and Frijoles Festival is for you. The Festival pays homage to two of the city’s most noted crops – frijoles (better known as pinto beans) and green chilies. Along with all sorts of spicy delicacies, enjoy the chili cook-offs after you spend some time checking out the art displays and listen to the live music.
Pueblo is large enough to provide plenty to do. It’s one of the state’s largest cities. In fact, the latest census data places it as the 7th largest city in Colorado. Pueblo’s current population also makes it the 259th largest city in the country.
They take history seriously in Pueblo. Livability.com named it one of the top historic cities in the United States. Pueblo is also among the top 10 cities for historic preservation. Historic Pueblo is a community initiative that drives the effort to locate, research, and ultimately identify landmarks that should be protected as the city continues to grow.
Love the arts? You should visit Pueblo. The Creative Corridor includes three historic city centers that offer an array of art. Enjoy galleries, public displays of art, museums, live music, and even art classes and open mic nights at various clubs.
Once upon a time, President Dwight D. Eisenhower observed “What is it… something in the water out there in Pueblo? All you guys turn out to be heroes!” The city has produced a number of medal of honor recipients – more than any other USA city or town. That’s why Pueblo is nicknamed the Home of Heroes.
Pueblo is also a star of the silver screen. Remember the National Lampoon’s Vacation movies starring Chevy Chase? These Eighties classics featured the city several times.
Underground tunnels continue to thrill and delight visitors to Pueblo as well as locals. The tunnels once connected buildings associated with the Mental Health Institute and were used to transport patients and equipment between sites. Today the tunnels are known for some eerie experiences that makes the city a destination for anyone interested in the paranormal.
Enjoy the water? The Pueblo Reservoir is for you. Boating, fishing, and camping awaits anyone who wants to enjoy the largest body of water in Southern Colorado. No swimming is allowed in the Reservoir proper, but there’s plenty of sunbathing and swimming close by.
The city’s steel mills stretch back into the 19th century. Founded as the result of a merger in 1892, the The CF&I Steel Mill was by 1903 controlled by the Rockefeller family along with the Jay Gould family.