COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Colorado Springs utilities are asking residents for their old toilets -- it's even paying for them.
The city is using the old toilets in a unique recycling project. The porcelain is crushed into 3/4-inch pieces and used for road base underneath road asphalt.
Last year, Colorado Springs repurposed 6,600 toilets and urinals.
Customers get a rebate of up to $75 for recycling their toilets, while the city reduces landfill waste and avoids the cost for new aggregate.
Learn more on the utilities' website.