The ScSEED Recycling Initiative is a volunteer driven program to reinvest and renew the critical importance of recycling in Saguache County. Waste reduction, environmental protection, job creation, cost of living reduction measures and youth engagement are the main motivations driving this Initiative. Saguache County’s strong community support provides an excellent foundation for establishing the program.
The Saguache County Landfill needs investment in equipment and infrastructure to have an efficient and sustainable recycling program. The need to maximize collection of recyclable materials from our communities is highly important to the success of the landfill program. There is a great need to educate our youth about the responsibilities of recycling and civic involvement. Community collection centers maintained by the students at the five (5) schools* within the county would benefit all Saguache County Residents and provide the needed volume of materials needed for the landfill to operate a profitable recycling program.
*potential for La Garita and Villa Grove Volunteer Centers
The schools currently participating in the project, including student leadership teams that will be working together and in their own schools to lead the initiative are:
Center Consolidated School, Center
Mountain Valley School, Saguache
Moffat Consolidated School, Moffat
Crestone Charter School, Crestone
Sangre de Cristo MS and HS, Mosca
Sangre de Cristo ES, Hopper
Please read the full proposals below for more information on the project and its goals.