Reducing Our Impact
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Brant Porter recycles!
Recycling efforts have improved significantly at Curecanti and Black Canyon.
NPS

Quick Facts

GETTING READY FOR 2016:

A Call to Action
Action Item:
Go Green
Year Accomplished:
2013

The park has implemented an ISWAP plan (Integrated Solid Waste Alternatives Program Plan) to help identify and guide park staff in the process and requirements of solid waste management. Recycling efforts have seen a significant improvement with contracts in place for the disposition of white papers, mixed paper/newspaper, cardboard, aluminum, plastic (#1 PET, #2HDPE), glass, scrap metal and toner cartridges, as well as fluorescent lamps, lamp ballast, batteries, used oil, antifreeze and tires in a manner consistent with applicable hazardous waste regulations (EO 13423) Currently the park is at 46% diversion rate with the Department of Interior's targeted goal of 50% by FY 2015.