Video: Recla Metals


Jun 09, 2008 12:47 PM

This guy's business backs right up to the Montrose River.  The real story is what leaves his property and enters the Montrose River.  The city should condemn this property.

Recla Metal
Mar 02, 2009 12:16 PM
Nothing in your comment is true with the exception of the property backing up to the river . NOTHING leaves Recla and enters the river . Also it is the Uncompahgre river not the Montrose
Mar 03, 2009 11:39 AM
First of all there is no "Montrose River"; I think you mean the Uncompahgre River. Historically, businesses like these were located adjacent to rivers, since back in the day folks were not concerned about protecting the river and water quality. Back then low income homes and industry were located near rivers, since most folks opted to be outside of the river flood plane. Nowadays however, people are more concerned about keeping river corridors pristine and clean. This presents an enormous task as there are many industries that are located along river corridors. It is simply impractical to think that river corridors can be cleaned up and returned to their native state in any sort of reasonable time frame, especially given economic times we are in.

On the other hand, has anyone paid any attention to the benefits that businesses like Recla Metals provide to the environment? Because of businesses like Recla, most of the new steel you buy today is recycled. All that old steel and metal could be filling up our landfills. It may not seem like it is (since it is a recycling center), but Recla Metals is a green company, run by folks that care about the environment, and folks that are responsible to make sure that nothing enters the river.