Colorado Springs utilities is recycling old toilets into road base

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.

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