750 Lake County students are composting!

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On October 26th, Lake County grades 3 – 12 began composting food scraps at lunch.  Kitchen staff at the Intermediate School and High School are also composting.  How do they do it?  They bring the scraps to two big earth Tubs located behind the Intermediate School, where they add wood chips, and turn, until the mix turns to compost, a valuable fertilizer for soil.  We’ve only just begun and so far so good!  A huge thank you to custodial, kitchen and maintenance staff for making it all happen.  And to our Intermediate School green team and high School Ecology Club.  And teachers and admin!  Ok, all of you!


Pre-Paid Lake County Trash Bags Now Available


Pre Paid Lake County Trash Bags are bright yellow, specially marked and now available for sale at True Value, Saturday’s Discount (south of town on HW 24), the Lake County Courthouse, the C4 Office at the  Post Office Building and the Lake County Landfill.

$5 for a 40 gallon bag.

Fill it up with your trash and drop it into specially marked dumpsters at Drop Sites, open 24×7.  Drop Sites will be open starting September 25 and will accept clean and sorted recycling for free.

Our mission is to inspire stewardship of our natural resources by creating environmentally-friendly community infrastructure in Leadville and Lake County, Colorado.