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Curbside Cleanup Program Update

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In May of 2017, the City will offer a two-week drop-off recycling event with SustainAbility Recycling located at W. 54th Ave. and Marshall St. in Arvada. More information to come soon.

Curbside Cleanup Program Eliminated

In 2015, just one waste hauler—Waste Connections—bid on the City of Arvada’s biennial Curbside Cleanup program; upon completing the 2015 program, Waste Connections stated they would never bid on the program again. Given the inability to source a contractor, coupled with the need to increase funding for street maintenance, Arvada has decided to eliminate the curbside cleanup program, which in 2015 cost taxpayers over $350,000 ($150,000 over the budgeted amount).

Arvada is not alone.  No other city in Colorado continues to offer such a program, with the exception of cities which contract with a single hauler (such as Golden and Commerce City) where quarterly “bulky item pickups” are written into the contract.

Alternative Program: Two-Week Recycle Event

The Arvada City Council analyzed several alternatives to provide residents with some opportunity to dispose of bulky items at no cost.  In line with our commitment to sustainable practices, the City of Arvada will be offering a two-week drop-off recycling event in May 2017 in partnership with SustainAbility Recycling located at W. 54th Ave. and Marshall St. in Arvada. Residents will be able to drop off a variety of items including electronics, paint, tires, mattresses, appliances, metal, bikes, batteries, and all single-stream recycling items at no cost during those two weeks. More details will be provided as they become available.  

Questions may be directed to the City Manager's Office at 720-898-7500.

Recycling and Trash Disposal Information


SustainAbility is open year round and is located in East Arvada. They are able to accommodate many common household and hard to recycle items. Some items, if dropped outside the two-week recycle event, require a small drop fee.




Household Chemical Disposal

Contact Rooney Road Recycling Center  at 151 S. Rooney Rd., Golden, Colorado. Visit the website for a list of accepted materials, directions, cost. and contact information.

 Rooney Road



Recycling Guide

Visit our Recycling Guide for information on where to recycle common household and hard to recycle items in the Metro area.

 Recycling Guide



Local Landfill

The landfill nearest Arvada is Republic Services Landfill located at 8900 CO-93, Golden, CO 80403. For hours and pricing information, contact them at 303-371-5115.

Recycle/Trash Haulers Licensed in Arvada

Download the PDF of Licensed Recycling/Trash Haulers.

Appliance and Scrap Metal Removal

Contact Front Range Recycling Services, LLC at 720-588-0268 to schedule an appointment.