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Waste and Recycling Program News

Waste and Recycling Program Update August 2, 2021

Crews are working across the community to collect unwanted City of Arvada waste and recycling carts. Other waste hauling companies also continue to work to collect unneeded carts throughout the community. The City and other haulers have been challenged by a shortage of labor. At this time, the City projects that all unwanted carts will be collected by the end of September. 

What you can do to help: Leave carts that need to be removed in a visible location not blocking sidewalks or behind fences. Carts that are not visible from the street cannot be collected. Carts must be empty. When carts are full, trash collection must be scheduled before a cart is collected. This slows down the pick up process. 

We acknowledge that the transition to the City’s hauler is causing some residents to have extra carts on their property for longer than anticipated. Code Enforcement will not ticket for extra trash carts until after the transition is complete. We appreciate your continued patience as we work to complete the transition. 

Upcoming drop off events include:

Leaf Recycling events: November 6, November 13, November 20

More details are available at

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:

Phone: 720-898-7575


Program FAQs

  • Where can I find my pick up day in the City's program? 

    • The City has a searchable pick up day map you can access online. You can also find your recycling week color on the searchable map.

  • I just moved to Arvada and need trash service. How do I join? 

    • If you are a new resident and would like to join the City’s Waste and Recycling Program call 720-898-7575. 

  • I have other questions about the Waste and Recycling program that aren’t covered here.