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Recycling

Please do not place recyclables in plastic bags into the recycling cart. Place items loose in cart.

What can be recycled in the City's program?

visual list of recyclable materials

In the City's Waste and Recycling Program, residents can recycle the following materials:

  • Newspaper (including inserts)
  • Mixed Paper
  • Phone Books
  • Steel or Tin Cans
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Plastic Milk Jugs
  • Chipboard (Cereal and Tissue Boxes)
  • Corrugated Cardboard (Flattened)
  • Plastic (#1-#7) Bottles or Tubs
  • Empty Aerosol Cans
  • Magazines
  • Bulk or Junk Mail
  • Office Paper
  • Brown Paper Bags
  • Aluminum Cans (do NOT crush)
  • Glass Bottles and Jars
  • Detergent Bottles
  • Metal Jar Lids

Place your recyclables directly into your recycling cart. Do not bag recyclables.

Please do not place the following in your recycling cart:

  • Plastic bags (return them to retailers)
  • No household hazardous waste
  • No yard waste
  • No shredded paper
  • No hoses, cords or wires
  • No food or liquid

 

Recycling information for hard to recycle items

 

Arvada residents frequently request information regarding recycling. Please keep in mind that the recycling industry changes rapidly and information goes out of date quickly; additionally, recycling is handled differently in various locales: arvada.org/residents/recycling-resources.

Local Recycle Partner SustainAbility

SustainAbility is open. Please visit their website for new procedures.