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Colorado Recycling Resources

Denver
Click on Residential Recycling for a list of items accepted and for a directory of hard to recycle items.

Boulder
Eco-cycle offers great information and guides on how to recycle and compost. They also have a drop off location in Boulder for Hard-to-Recycle Materials.

Fort Collins
Offers a comprehensive A-Z Recycling list for the Fort Collins/ Northern Colorado area.

Colorado Association for Recycling
CAFR is a non-profit organization in Colorado that is working to advance infrastructure, recycling markets and policies. They offer an extensive list of recycling organizations in the Colorado area.

Colorado Recycles
This site also provides a comprehensive listing of where to recycle various materials in Colorado.

Recycling Centers in Denver/Boulder Metro areas

Alpine Waste & Recycling
Denver, CO 303-744-9881 303-744-9881
Recycling and compost collection in the Denver Metro area.

Rocky Mountain Recycling
4744 Forest St., Denver CO 80216 303-321-3662 303-321-3662
Hours: Mon - Fri: 9 - 4
Operates in over 11 states in the Rocky Mountain Region of the United States. Accepts aluminum cans, books (incl. hardbacks), cardboard, mixed paper, glass bottles and jars, magazines and catalogs, junk mail, office paper, newspaper, paperboard (like cereal boxes), phonebooks, plastic bags, plastic bottles, plastic shrink-wrap, plastics-durable and steel cans.

SustainAbility
SustainAbility recycles batteries, bikes, bike tubes, books, bubble wrap, cork, CDs, DVDs, fire extinguishers, ink and toner, electronics, paint, propane tanks, mercury thermostats, single stream materials, stryofoam, durable plastics (#2 and #5), smoke alarms, scrap metal, shoes, tennis balls and yard signs. They have residential and business pickup services, as well as two drop-off locations (in Denver and Arvada, cost of $1), and they also take many hard-to-recycle items (cost of $3). Their business employs individuals who have intellectual or development disabilities.

Waste Management

Commercial Material
3730 E. 48th Ave., Denver CO 303-399-6351 303-399-6351
Accepts aluminum cans, books (incl. hardbacks), cardboard, mixed paper, glass bottles and jars, magazines and catalogs, junk mail, office paper, newspaper, paperboard (like cereal boxes), phonebooks, plastic bottles and steel cans. No plastic bags or tubs.

Waste Management
Waste Management services the Denver Metro area. They accept aluminum cans, batteries, , cardboard, electronics, mixed paper, glass bottles and jars, lightbulbs, magazines and catalogs, junk mail, office paper, newspaper, paperboard (like cereal boxes), phonebooks, plastic bottles and steel cans.

Western Disposal
Western Dispoal services Boulder and Broomfield counties of Colorado. They provide single stream recycling and compost services for residential and commercial. They also accept scrap metal and appliance recycling.

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