Brent Hildebrand, Vice President of Recycling for Alpine Waste and Recycling, June 19, 2018.

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With new restrictions from China dialing up the pressure on local recycling facilities, knowing how to keep your recyclables out of a landfill is more important than ever. Enter Eco-Cycle, a Boulder-based nonprofit that also runs the Boulder County Recycling Center. Eco-Cycle's mission is to build "zero waste communities," meaning everything a community uses, can eventually be reused. The group also teaches people how the stuff they throw away contributes to climate change. Eco-Cycle director of communications Harlin Savage spoke to Colorado Matters about how Colorado citizens can live a cleaner lifestyle.