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Apr. 23, 2014
Did you see us in the Colorado Springs Independent? Bestway Disposal Co-Owner Phil Kiemel gave reporter Laura Eurich a tour of the MRF and explained why some recyclable items are not a part of the single stream process. Check it out!
Reducing recycling's mysteries
I've secretly imagined fairies picking and sorting through all my used items. I've also secretly been afraid of doing it wrong.
Apr. 18, 2014
Thank you for your votes! We are proud to announce that were voted 'Gold' for Trash Company in the Gazette's 2014 Best of Colorado Springs. All the winners can be found at the link below.
2014 Best of the Springs - In Print
We all know it: we live in a beautiful place and Colorado Springs offers us many good things. That’s what Best of the Springs is all about. More than 15,000 voters and eight staff members weighed in, and here’s what they love best about our city.
Apr. 16, 2014
Thanks to everyone who voted in the 2014 Thumbs Up Club! We are so excited to announce the winners, the gentlemen of Route Six - Ryan Hamill and Jared Sharp. Thanks for all your hard work!
Apr. 14, 2014
“Like” to help us congratulate Colorado College on placing 3rd for Food Service Organics in the nation-wide RecycleMania contest! Check out the link below for all the details as well as the complete rankings. http://bit.ly/1aayice
Apr. 11, 2014
You may have heard about Heartbleed, an internet bug that is causing problems with encryption technology and potentially exposing people’s passwords. Our website, BestwayDisposal.com was not affected by this bug, and we want to assure all our customers that your information is safe. Here is a helpful list of sites that were affected if you’d like to update any of your passwords as a precautionary measure
The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now
Heartbleed: A look at which companies have issued a security patch to fix the Heartbleed bug.
Apr. 9, 2014
What a beautiful day! Now that the weather is getting nicer, there's no better time to break out your bike. The City of Colorado Springs has set up a self guided Sustainability Bicycle Tour - see the map here:
City of Colorado Springs - Sustainability Tour
City of Colorado Springs - The Official web site for the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado. The city sits at the foot of Pikes Peak, America's mountain. It encompasses 194 square miles, has an elevation of 6,035 feet, and has over 250 days of sunshine per year!
Apr. 7, 2014
Help out some four legged friends! While you are cleaning out the house, hold into some items to give to an animal shelter like the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region. Here are some ideas to get you started
10 Items to Donate to Animal Shelters - Earth911.com
You probably know that animal shelters are a great place to rescue a cute and cuddly new pet for your family. What you may not know is that they can also be a good place to ‘upcycle’ some of your ...
Apr. 2, 2014
Can you hear me now? In 2010 alone, Americans threw away 135 millions cell phones and mobile devices. Before you toss your electronics in the trash, be sure to check out local businesses like Blue Star Recyclers who recycles a full range of electronics.
Apr. 1, 2014
Do you love our big red trucks? Well meet the man behind keeping them all in order. Darrell Stutzman is Bestway Disposal's Shop Manager and has been with the company for nearly 24 years. He knows more about our trucks and equipment that anyone in the company. Thanks for your years of dedication, Darrell!
Mar. 31, 2014
Less waste, more taste. Check out this handy list of 10 mason jar recipes that are delicious and help reduce waste. Thanks Earth911 for the tasty ideas.
Less Waste, More Taste: 10 Mason Jar Recipes - Earth911.com
Whether you're preparing lunches for the week or planning an afternoon picnic, these 10 make-ahead recipes will put your recyclables to work saving you time and money.
Mar. 28, 2014
Spring cleaning in full swing? Did you know that Bestway Disposal will take your extra-large loads of garbage at the Transfer Station? The minimum charge is 15.00 for up to 140 lbs. of trash! More info on our website
Bestway Disposal - Transfer Station
Drop off your extra-large loads of garbage at the Bestway Disposal transfer station. The best place in Colorado Springs to dispose of trash!
Mar. 24, 2014
Did you know that plastic bags are one of the biggest contaminants we see at the Material Recovery Facility or MRF? While we don't accept them, many grocers have plastic bag recycling programs available to the general public. See more Recycling FAQ's on our website.
Bestway Disposal - Recycling Service FAQs
Find out answers to some commonly asked questions regarding Bestway Disposal's recycling service on our recycling service FAQs page.
Mar. 20, 2014
Celebrate the first day of spring by eating your garbage. Here's a great list of 10 foods you can grow from kitchen scraps!
Garden with Garbage: 10 Foods You Can Grow from Scraps - Earth911.com
What if we told you there are ways you can save food scraps from landfills without composting them, and you could save money on your grocery bill at the same time?
Mar. 19, 2014
Does the name Jimmy Grimes ring a bell? It should! That was MRF Man's name before he turned into the superhero he is today. Want to know more about MRF Man's beginnings? Check out this comic!
The Legend of MRF Man
Mar. 14, 2014
POP QUIZ: Glass takes a little more than _____ years to decompose in a landfill.
Mar. 11, 2014
Have you seen this video? A trash man's actions on his route have people calling him a hero. See the whole thing here: http://bit.ly/1pfkL7A