Recycle Colorado kicks off Contractors Challenge

Recycle Colorado kicks off Contractors Challenge

The Contractors Challenge assists participants with waste management plans, on-site recycling training, recycling signage and collaboration with C&D recyclers.

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Denver-based Recycle Colorado, in partnership with Colorado Springs, Colorado-based GE Johnson Construction Company and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, announced it is kicking off the 2019 Colorado Contractors Challenge April 8. The Contractors Challenge is a free program that assists participants with waste management plans, on-site recycling training, recycling signage and collaboration with construction and demolition (C&D) recyclers.

“This is a great opportunity for contractors to increase construction and demolition recycling on projects that currently haul most waste to the landfill,” Recycle Colorado Program Director Heather Miner says.

The Contractors Challenge requires contractors to select a project in Colorado and identify what green practices may already be in place. Contractors are then asked to pledge to improve their sustainability efforts from a list of 15 options. The level of commitment depends on the project selected and is tailored to each company’s size and goals. 

“PCL is excited to participate in the Colorado Contractor’s Challenge,” says Scott Beckman, director of sustainability at Denver-based PCL Construction Enterprises Inc. “Waste diversion is an area where contractors can take a direct role in finding cost-effective ways to reduce the immediate environmental impacts of construction. We look forward to learning and sharing best practices to improve recycling and reuse opportunities in Colorado.”

The accomplishments of participants will be highlighted in a recognition ceremony in the first quarter of 2020. Participants are also recognized on the Colorado Contractor’s Challenge website. Contractors can find out more and join the challenge at www.coloradocontractorschallenge.com.