Home & Garden

Home decorating and improvements from organizing, landscaping to decorating from Elizabeth Alexander and FVTimes.com

Tour the Bestway Recycling Center in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs is home to the first full recycling sorting center in southern Colorado with the recent opening of Bestway Recycling’s material recovery facility. Be one of the first to see how the aluminum, cardboard, paper, plastics and glass put into recycle containers at home and work are separated to be reprocessed into new goods…

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off

El Paso County Household Hazardous Waste Facility will provide proper disposal of various materials free to residents.   The facility is open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. every second Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3255 Akers Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80922 on the following dates: Saturday, August 11, 2012 Saturday, September…

City of Fountain 2012 Clean Up Weeks

The City of Fountain will have Clean-Up Week starting April 30th through May 9th, 2012. Please do not put items out more than 24-hours prior to your scheduled day for pick-up. Any items left at or along the curbside, which are not intended for removal by the City, must be clearly marked. All items must…

Recycle Toilet and Porcelain in El Paso County

Colorado Springs Utilities now crushes toilets and porcelain to use as road base to help reduce waste in landfills and to lower costs for buying new aggregate.  The new program is free which helps local residents reduce disposal costs and helps promote a more sustainable community.  Toilets, sinks and other porcelain are accepted at El Paso County’s…

2012 Fountain Neighborhood Assistance Program

Are you storing old broken furniture, appliances, and other junk items in your home, garage, or shed? Have you accumulated bags of leaves, yard clippings, tree branches, scrap wood, metal, etc. in your yard? Do you want to get rid of these items, but you don’t own a truck; can’t move the stuff by yourself;…

Prescription Drug Disposal Day

by LIZ ALEXANDER On April 30, 2011 the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)  and local law enforcement agencies will have a one day Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative. The statewide event will give the public an opportunity to dispose of pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement for destruction.   The event will be from…

City of Fountain Clean Up Weeks

by LIZ ALEXANDER The City of Fountain Clean Up Week event starts on May 2, 2011 to May 11, 2011.  This is the time to clean up and get a new start.  All items must be at the curbside by 7:00 am on the day of the scheduled pick up for your area.  There is a…