In response to results from the Arvada Citizen Survey and recommendations from the City’s Sustainability Advisory Committee, the City of Arvada has begun an exploration of ways to organize waste hauling in our community and has solicited feedback from Arvada residents. Looking for information on organized waste hauling in Arvada? Visit the webpage at arvada.org/waste-hauling. Care to weigh in on organized waste hauling in Arvada in the future? Visit speakup.arvada.org/waste-hauling.
Arvada residents frequently request information regarding recycling. While the recycling industry changes rapidly and information goes out of date quickly, the following resources may provide you with a broader picture of recycling in Colorado and across the nation.
- Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries: national economic impact of recycling
- Recycling and climate change
- Institute for Local Self Reliance: impacts of composting
- United States Environmental Protection Agency: recycling factoids
- United States Environmental Protection Agency: calculate individual impact
Recycling by Materials
- What happens to plastic, paper, cans, glass bottles and cartons from pick up to life as a new product.
- Glass recycling in Denver
Take a journey with recyclables from pick up to process in three cities across the nation
Arvada Recycling Resources
Colorado Recycling Information
- Colorado's 2019 Recycling Policy
- Zero Waste Colorado
- KUNC Article: Colorado Cities and Recycling Costs
- Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: recycling totals
- Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: solid waste data and reports
City Manager's Office, 720-898-7500.