The Complete Waste & Recycling Guide to Denver
Find a Local Denver Recycling Center in Your Neighborhood
The Mile High City likes to keep it clean and green, and with our waste & recycling guide we can help you do just that. Currently, the city of Denver recycles approximately 16% of all its waste, equaling 39,218 tons of materials diverted from area landfills. And while Denver's recycling rate is trending up, its residents and businesses could certainly use a little help finding the right place to recycle and dispose of their junk. That's why we've scoured the neighborhoods of Denver to find local recycling centers that will take practically anything and everything that might be lying around the house. Here you will find local recyclers and disposal sites for a wide range of waste items, divided up into the most common waste categories including automotive parts, construction materials and household waste. Take a look and start recycling.
Automotive | Construction Materials | Electronics | Paper & Plastic | Household Items
Not sure what to do with that car battery? Is that old can of gasoline past its prime? Find a place to take all of your automotive parts and accessories below:
Construction debris is big, bulky and a potentially big disposal job. Fortunately, we have construction dumpsters we can use to dispose of all the heavy stuff. But if you are looking to recycle some of your construction debris, such as carpet or scrap metal, you can use these local businesses to ensure it doesn't go to waste:
Electronic waste, or E-waste, is a rapidly growing category of trash, both in Denver and across the nation. It’s important to keep this rising tide of e-waste out of landfills where the hazardous components of an old laptop can contaminate an entire site.
Check out our electronics disposal guide for more tips on safely getting rid of your gadgets.
Paper & Plastic
Paper and plastic can be placed in the curbside recycling bin furnished by the city of Denver. However, there are certain items that must be recycled and/or disposed of separately:
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The average household has a lot of stuff in it. Some of it might need to be dumped, but some of it can find a new home in someone else’s home. Things like jackets, mattresses, even paint, assuming you are done using it, of course!
Are your closets overflowing with clutter?
Rent a dumpster from our Denver service for the rest of your junk
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Household Hazardous Waste
Household hazardous waste is any sort of solid waste that cannot or should not be disposed of using regular trash collection services and locations. These items range from paints to fluorescent tubes, all of which contain hazardous substances that can contaminate the local environment and can even result in bodily harm if disposed of improperly.
You can recycle any of the following items through Denver’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection program:
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Local Landfills & Transfer Stations
Denver Regional Landfill (MSW Only)
1441 Weld County Rd 6, Erie, CO 80516
Denver Arapahoe Disposal Site (MSW and C&D)
3500 S Gun Club Rd, Aurora, CO 80018
Alpine Waste & Recycling (MSW Only)
8201 Schumaker Rd., Bennett, CO 80102
All Recycling North – Transfer Station (MSW and C&D)
5350 Washington St. Denver, CO 80216
Recycling Success Stories in Denver
Revampt Will Revamp All Your Furnishings – With Junk
The old cliché, “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure", couldn’t be truer for this local shop. Founded in 2010, Revampt jumped into the "eco-friendly" movement in a different way than other businesses by focusing on reusing existing resources for its furniture and other household goods. Revampt Goods creates all of its furnishings using a wide, and sometimes odd, assortment of items found in the junkyards of the Denver metro area. On any given day, you might find a coffee table built from the wooden lanes of a bowling alley or a hodge podge of street signs melded together into a chair.
If you are ever in the Cherry Creek corner of Denver, stop by their location and check out their odd odds and ends!
Reclaimed Design Works Can Make Any Wood Work for You
Using reclaimed timber is exceedingly popular in both home and commercial building construction. Why? For one thing old growth lumber just plain looks better, as Reclaimed Design Works can attest to. Their company exclusively uses timber from old barns, warehouses, and factories throughout North America in all of their installations and construction projects. They believe firmly in telling a story through design, which includes the respective history of every piece of lumber used. The individual notches, nail marks, and saw holes in each piece of wood tell part of its story, both where it came from and the building it used to belong to.
Whether you are renovating your home or just looking for a new mantelpiece, you can find the right recycled lumber for your project right here.