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Recycling Guide

  • Published
  • Updated
  • by City Manager

As of November 1, 2018 SustainAbility will be making changes to their single stream recycling service. Please view changes:

City of Arvada Recycling Guide


Category   Business  Material(s)   Address  & Phone

All Recycling

Single-Stream Recycling: Changes coming November 1. Visit their website for details.


Single-stream recycling, which includes paper, cardboard, metal, glass, some plastics and glass. The cost to use single-stream recycling is $1 per visit.

Electronics and items requiring disassembly will require a small fee. Call for hours, directions, and applicable fees.

  • batteries
  • bike frames, tires & inner tubes
  • books
  • bubble wrap
  • cameras
  • cardboard
  • CDs & DVDs
  • computers/monitors and accessories
  • cork
  • electronics
  • fax machines
  • file cabinets
  • fire extinguishers
  • metal furniture (such as patio furniture)
  • game systems
  • gardening tools
  • glass bottles and jars
  • grills
  • hard drive destruction services
  • ink cartridges and toner
  • latex and oil-based paint
  • laptops
  • metal/aluminum
  • microwaves
  • paired shoes
  • paper
  • paperboard
  • plastic (#2 and # 5)
  • plastic grocery bags
  • printers
  • propane tanks (must be punctured)
  • scanners
  • smoke alarms
  • styrofoam packing materials (no peanuts)
  • telephones
  • televisions (CRT and flat screens)
  • tennis balls
  • tools
  • vegetable oil

    Visit for a complete list, hours of operation, and applicable fees.

6240 W. 54th Ave.




Appliance and Scrap Metal Removal

Front Range Recycling Services
Small fee for pick up removal may apply. Call for info.

  • appliance and scrap metal
Auto Parts O'Reilly Auto Parts
  • automotive batteries
  • oil filters
  • used automotive oil

6464 Wadsworth Blvd.

11702 W. 64th Ave.

Auto Parts Advance Auto Parts
  • antifreeze
  • automotive batteries
  • used automotive oil

5465 Wadsworth Bypass

10150 Ralston Rd.

Batteries Interstate All Battery Center
  • button cell batteries
  • household batteries
  • lead-acid batteries (auto & sealed)
  • industrial batteries
  • rechargable batteries

12650 W. 64th Ave.

Bicycles and Bicycle Gear A New Spin Bike Recyclery
  • Bicycles and bicycle gear

6410 Wadsworth Bypass


Box Springs and Mattresses Springback Mattress Recycling

Pick ups and drop offs

End-of-life mattresses and box springs at a disposal rate of $20 per piece

3875 Steele St. #B
Denver 80205

Building Materials Habitat ReStore Please see website for details.

70 Rio Grande Blvd.
Denver 80223

10625 W. I-70
Service Rd.
Wheat Ridge 80033

Car Donation Colorado Wheels for Wishes Car Donation program benefiting Make-A-wish Colorado. 877-451-9474
Composting Organic Matter Rocky Mountain Composting Services Please see website for details

Cooking Oil



6240 W. 54th Ave.

Drugs/Medications (Prescription)

Colorado Medication Take-Back Program (Permanent Locations)

Arvada Police Department/Northey Foundation Drug Take Back (One Event Per Year)

Prescribed and over the counter substances accepted. Needles, marijuana products and chemotherapy medication not accepted.  
Electronics Target
  • cell phones
  • ink cartridges
  • MP3 players

7899 Wadsworth Blvd.

General Recycling Arvada Recycling

All grades of non-ferrous metals, including:

  • alloys
  • aluminum
  • brass
  • copper
  • lead
  • other metals

Accept but do not purchase:

  • appliances
  • ferrous metals
  • magazines & newspaper, white paper
  • phone books

9630 Ralston Rd.


Hazardous Waste Rooney Road Recycling Center

Hazardous waste including but not limited to:

  • aerosols
  • antifreeze
  • automotive batteries
  • batteries
  • cleaners
  • electronics
  • fertilizers
  • florescent bulbs
  • gasoline
  • latex paint
  • motor oil
  • oil based paint
  • paint thinner
  • pesticides
  • waxes

Appointment Required

151 S. Rooney Rd.
Golden 80401


Hearing Aids Starkey Hearing Foundation
  • all makes and models of hearing aids


For more info:

Household Recycling Pro Disposal, Inc.
  • aluminum
  • corrugated cardboard (flattened)
  • detergent bottles
  • empty aerosol cans
  • glass
  • magazines & newspapers
  • paper
  • plastic (#1-7)
  • telephone books
  • tin

10100 E. 102nd Ave.
Henderson 80640


Household Recycling Republic Services of Colorado

Can co-mingle:

  • aluminum
  • glass
  • plastic

newspapers must be separate

5075 E. 74th Ave.
Commerce City 80022


Household Recycling Waste Connections
  • glass
  • paper
  • plastic (#1-7)
  • metal

5500 Franklin St.
Denver 80216

Household Recycling Waste Management of Colorado
  • aluminum
  • newspaper
  • plastic
  • Tin

410 Orchard
Golden 80401

Light Bulbs

Ace Hardware
  • CFL bulbs (Spiral)

 5017 W. 64th Ave.

Light Bulbs


  • CFL bulbs
  • plastic bags
  • rechargeable batteries
5405 Wadsworth Bypass
Light Bulbs
Home Depot
  • CFL bulbs
  • power tool rechargeable batteries
5215 Wadsworth Blvd.
Organic Waste Rocky Mountain Composting Services Please see website for details.

Green Sheen


  • latex paint
1281 W. Dartmouth Ave.
Englewood 80110
Paint PaintCare (operates paint stewardship programs on behalf of paint manufacturers in states such as Colorado that have passed paint stewardship laws. Visit website for a comprehensive list of retail stores where paint can be dropped off at no charge.    
Plastic Bags King Soopers
  • clean aluminum cans
  • plastic bags


15200 W. 64th Ave.

12350 W. 64th Ave.

9731 W. 58th Ave.

8055 Sheridan Blvd.

6350 Sheridan Blvd.
(bags only)

Plastic Bags Safeway
  • plastic bags


7561 W. 80th Ave.

9517 Ralston Road

12680 W. 64th Ave.

Plastic Bags WalMart
  • plastic bags
14605 W. 64th Ave.
Plastic Bags Sprouts
  • plastic bags
7725 Wadsworth Blvd.
Styrofoam ACH Foam Technologies #6 Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam plastic that is white, clean and dry.  Such as insulated coolers or protective packaging for electronics, household goods, and toys. 5250 Sherman St.
Denver 80216
Tires Discount Tire
  • car tires

5330 Wadsworth Bypass

11707 Ralston Road

Tires Big O Tires
  • tires (car, motorcycle)

6510 Indiana St.

7425 W. 52nd Ave.


Front Range Tire Recycling


  • tires

5765 N. Peterson Rd.
Sedalia 80135

Tree branches and other organic matter Rocky Mountain Composting Services please see website for details
Tree branches and sod spoils Jefferson County Slash Events During the months of May through November, Jefferson County offers weekend slash events at various locations. Visit the website for more information. The website is updated each May.


Tree branches and sod spoils

Select Materials Main Page

Select Materials Services Page

Accepting any size branches or cut wood and all sod free of charge as a green service to the community. 

17269 County Road 12, Fort Lupton 43616