Attention Beef Producers:
The 2014-15 Farm to school beef bid process is underway. School districts in southwest Colorado are working together to purchase beef from Colorado ranchers in order to bring in healthier, sustainably produced and regionally sourced foods to our lunch programs. If you are a producer and are interested in putting in a bid for one or all of the participating school districts you may find a bid packet on the websites of the participating area school districts, Ignacio, Bayfield, Durango, Mancos and Cortez. Sealed bids need to be returned to Krista Garand of Durango 9R by 2:00 PM Friday May 16. Please click here for a packet.
Reminder: The District still has one more make up day: Friday, May 2. Students will have school that day!
Mancos is a small town with a whole lot of old western charm in southwestern Colorado. The town is located in the Mancos River Valley between the La Plata Mountains and the escarpments of Mesa Verde National Park, and sits at 7000 feet above sea level. The area's economy is based on ranching, timber, archaeology and tourism. Mancos is linked to Cortez, 18 miles to the west, and Durango, 28 miles to the east, by Route 160, the San Juan Skyway.
For more information on the our community please visit the Mancos Valley Visitors Center website at: www.mancosvalley.com
The Mancos School District RE-6 is proud to host a community recycling bin behind the Middle School. The School works with the 4 Corners Recycling Initiative to provide this convenience to our community.
PLEASE DO NOT PUT ANYTHING THAT CAN NOT BE
RECYCLED INTO THE DISTRICT TRASH!
All incidents of this type action will be turned over to the Mancos Marshall. We have cameras!
Please use the following guidelines to help us get the most from the recycling efforts!
Mixed metals: Mixed metals include aluminum and tin. The most common types of these materials are beverage cans (aluminum), food cans (tin) and pet food cans (tin). For the health and safety of the people who have to work around these materials and to discourage attracting critters to the bins, please rinse out cans before putting them in the bin
Corrugated cardboard: Corrugated cardboard is fairly easy to identify. It is made up of three layers, two thin smooth outer layers separated by a wavy layer in between. If in question, simply try and pull the layers apart at a corner. You should be able to see the wavy layer in the middle. Boxes and other packaging materials are the most common uses of corrugated cardboard
Mixed paper: is the most complex. There are several paper products in use. FCRI accepts some, but not all, paper products as mixed paper. The most common mistake is to include paperboard (fiberboard, boxboard) in your load. Paperboard is not acceptable mixed paper. Paperboard can be identified by its wax coating, multiple colors, and relatively thin structure. Paperboard is used primarily as food and beverage packaging.
The list of mixed papers that we do accept is long and varied. We accept: Copy paper, printer paper, office paper, junk mail, envelopes (with or without address windows), file folder, sticky notes, newspaper, phone books, and magazines.
2013-2014 Recycling Reminders!!
The Four Corners Recycling Initiative would like to take a minute to thank you for making recycling in the Mancos schools a success!! The Mancos school bin is on track to divert over 40 tons of recyclable materials from the landfill in 2013! Thank you for your efforts, and please help us keep this program successful and a worthwhile educational experience for the students in Mancos. We are asking for your help in reminding your co-workers and students of a few key actions that will help make the recycling effort a continued success!
· Please break down all cardboard boxes before putting them in the recycle bin.
· Please, Please, Please – do not leave recyclable materials, mainly cardboard, next to the bin if it is full. This encourages others to follow and accumulates into a mess like the one pictured below. We are working on raising funds to add more pick-ups to the bin, which will hopefully provide more bin space for recycling! Please visit our website if you are interested in helping in this effort.
· Please do not put materials that are not accepted into the recycle bin. This includes; plastic of any type, glass and paperboard (cereal boxes, soda boxes, etc.).
Thank you again for your efforts, please visit our website if you need more details about what is recyclable or feel free to email us if you have any questions!
email: firstname.lastname@example.orgThis community project helps our students learn the benefits of recycling.
PLEASE SET A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR OUR STUDENTS
AND USE PROPER RECYCLING ETTIQUETTE!
BE SURE TO BREAK DOWN ALL BOXES.
DO NOT LEAVE ANY OVERFLOW OUTSIDE THE BIN.
DO NOT PLACE ANYTHING IN THE BIN THAT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE
ACCORDING TO WHAT IS LISTED ABOVE.
To learn more, please visit the 4cornersrecycles.org web site.
Warning: It has come to our attention that people are leaving household trash in the dumpster located near the bin.
This is not only unacceptable, it is illegal. Violaters will be prosecuted.