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Montezuma County Landfill Hopes to Sell Still-Useful Items with "Up-Cycle" Store

Richard Masoner, Cyclelicious
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That item you threw out during spring cleaning may find a new home when it gets to the Montezuma County landfill.

On Monday, landfill manager Shak Powers told the county commissioners he hopes to open an “upcycle” store this spring. The outlet would allow people to buy discarded lawn mowers, bicycles, furniture and other items that are still usable but may have been dumped during divorces or redecorating efforts. He said he is getting the necessary paperwork completed and hopes to have the store going within a month or so.

Gail Binkly is a career journalist who has worked for the Colorado Springs Gazette and Cortez Journal. She is currently a freelance writer as well as the editor of the Four Corners Free Press, based in Cortez.
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