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Gold Leaf Recycling Information

RECYCLING INFO AND LOCATIONS: Grand Junction | Montrose | Ridgway

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Mesa County Area

Locations & Contact Info

Curbside Recycling Indefinitely Inc.
The City Of Grand Junction’s Curbside Recycling Program

333 West Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone: (970) 242-1036

* Take advantage of the City’s recycling services from your own driveway or drop off your recycling items directly at 333 West Ave in Grand Junction. To learn more about these services, call (970) 242-1036. Or visit our website at

Waste Management Recycling Drop-Off Center

1227 Winters Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone: (970) 243-4345

* Take items to 1227 Winters Ave in Grand Junction or for additional details, call (970) 243-4345.

Uncompahgre Area

Locations & Contact Info

Cornerstone Waste and Recycle

60110 Oak Grove Rd
Montrose, CO 81403
Phone: (970) 462-6595

Double J Recycle Center

21358 Austin Rd
Austin, CO 81410
Phone: (970) 835-3706

Montrose Recycle Center

1901 6450 Rd
Montrose, CO 81401
Phone: (970) 249-1699

Visit our website for more details:

Ridgway Transfer Station

111 Mall Rd
Ridgway, CO 81432
Phone: (970) 249-1699

*Call for details on the types of materials accepted at these sites.

Get Informed. Make A Difference!

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Paper products have been a favorite target of the green movement for years. Recently, the “paperless” home and office idea has added to the voices seeking to discontinue paper usage for countless applications.

Meanwhile the challenges and issues surrounding the exponential growth of e-waste are only just now beginning to come into focus, and preliminary indications show that the environmental impact of such waste could quickly exceed that of many other sources of waste which historically have been tagged as the worst offenders.

Suffice it to say that there is much more to paper products today than meets the eye, and there is also much more impact on the environment from the paperless world of texting, email, tablets, computers, etc. than most people realize. Paperless isn’t necessarily greener.

Where Are The Mythbusters When You Need Them?

Most people would be astonished to know that no trees were cut down to create Gold Leaf Directory’s phone books. Likewise, they would likely never consider that 100% of the material in these books can be recycled.

Fewer still would accept the fact that phone books account for less than 2% of landfill waste, a smaller percentage than that of bulk mail, magazines, newspapers, toilet paper, paper towels, or virtually any other paper product.

And finally, almost no one would know that the total carbon footprint for a phone book from production to recycle is roughly equal to that of 2 loads of laundry in a washing machine!

Can You Handle The Truth?

Most trees used for paper come from forests called managed timberlands. Even though the trees in these timberlands may look like “woods,” they are an agricultural crop – like vegetables on a farm. The trees are grown to be made into products for human use. Not using paper in order to save trees in these managed timberlands is like not eating salad in order to “save” vegetables.

Many forests might not exist in the first place if trees weren’t planted and harvested by industry. In fact, every day the paper and forest products industry plants more than 1.7 million trees, and in the U.S. today there are 12 million more acres of forests than there were in 1987.

The paper for our phone books comes from wood chips, which is a by-product of the lumber industry. Trees already harvested for lumber are cut to dimension. The leftover wood chips from that process are what is used to make the paper for our books, while the bark waste is used to make other by-products. The revenue in the tree is held in the lumber and is the reason the tree is harvested by the industry.

The wood chip waste simply allows a by-product to be created from the same resource to maximize its efficiency. So, yes, the paper in our book does in fact come from a tree, but only as a waste product. And, up to 75% of the paper in our books year to year comes from post-consumer recycled products since paper is one of the most highly recycled and recyclable materials in the world by percentage.

If you have great interest in going green and the becoming part of the recycling movement, get involved and get educated. We can make a difference!