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Trash and Recycling

For missed waste and recycling pick up please call 720-898-7575. For additional utility bill questions, please reference the Pay My Bill page or email

City of Arvada's Waste Hauling Program

Waste & Recycling container placement & storage

Arvada Municipal Code Chapter 18, Sect. 18-517 requires waste and recycling containers to be stored behind the front plane of a residence when not placed out for collection. Appropriate places to store your containers are on the side of your house, in a garage, or in the back or side yard. 

  • Containers should be placed out by 7 a.m. on your collection day.
  • Containers should be placed as close to curbside as possible without obstructing the sidewalk.
  • Municipal Code requires that containers may not be curbside for longer than 24 consecutive hours per week. 

graphic showing that when your trash day arrives, carts should be placed at the curb, wheels & handles toward the curb, with at least 3 feet between the carts and any other objects.

Find your service day

The City of Arvada has made available a searchable map where you can find your collection day and recycling week color. PDF calendars for each day/recycling week are available on the Republic Services/Arvada website

pick up day map

Join the City's Waste & Recycling Program

Residents may join the City's Waste and Recycling Program at any time. Call 720-898-7575 to request new service or change your current service level. 

Waste + recycling rates

The City's program offers four service levels to suit your waste generation habits. Visit our Republic Services/Arvada rates page to view service level details and rates. 

Service guide

With a new service, you may have questions about acceptable recycling materials, what can go in your waste cart, and other service details. The City and Republic put together a service guide to help you learn all about the new program. You can download the guide and find other resources on our Republic Services/Arvada resources page.

Customer service

Ask questions and get information from the waste hauling team: 720-898-7575 
Republic Services app: If you'd like to use the Republic Services app you will need to call the team at 720-898-7575 and get your account number directly from Republic. Please note: this is different than your City utilities customer number that is on your City water & trash bill.

Frequently Asked Questions

Read commonly asked questions and answers about Waste and Recycling Services. 

Service Level Changes 

If you would like to make a service level change including changing cart sizes, requesting minimum service or setting up new service, please call 720-898-7575. 

There is no charge for:

  • Service level changes, including cart swaps. 
  • Removal of City of Arvada carts for residents who wish to hire their own hauler.
  • Delivering additional waste or recycling carts.

If you need to make a change to your service with the City of Arvada Waste & Recycling Program, please contact the team at 720-898-7575.

Local Recycle Partner SustainAbility

SustainAbility is open. Please visit their website for operating hours and acceptable materials.

Recycling Guide

Visit our Recycling Guide for information on where to recycle common household and hard to recycle items in the Metro area. Remember, the recycling industry changes rapidly. Please contact the companies listed to verify current information.

 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.


Waste Hauling Annual Report