STERLING — Sterling Correctional Facility is doing its part to try to reduce waste. Rick Schulte, supervisor of SFC’s recycling and composting program, spoke to Rotary Wednesday about the program at the prison.
SCF is the largest prison in Colorado, with approximately 2,500 inmates, which means they generate a lot of waste. In 2001 the prison generated around 1,400 tons of trash. By 2006 that number had been cut by 59 percent with the composting and recycling program.