Air Conditioners

Non-reusable appliances containing CFCs must, by law, be removed by a licensed company prior to recycling or disposal. There will be a fee assessed with this service. Refer to the Yellow Pages to obtain the name and number of a certified disposal vendor. If your appliance is in good condition, consider selling it to a used appliance store (see listings in the phone book under “Appliances – used”).

See Household Items for donating working appliances.

GO RECYCLE NOW
5750 East 58th Ave., Suite A, Commerce City 
877-341-2309
Go Recycle Now Website 
Drop-Off Hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday – Friday. Call for availability on Saturdays.
Refrigerators, Washers, Dryers, Stoves/Ranges, Freezers, Air Conditioners, Water Heaters, Dishwashers, Microwaves. Recycling services provided by Appliance Recycling Centers of America (ARCA, INC)

JUNKMAN ENTERPRISES
303-777-4667

RESTORE HOME IMPROVEMENT OUTLET
Accepts, building supplies, furniture, plumbing fixtures, tiles, appliances, art, lighting solutions, and tools. Call for details on material guidelines. Can pick up donations if needed.
Restore Home Improvement Outlet Website
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday - Saturday

Denver Outlets
70 Rio Grande Blvd., Denver, 303-722-5863
7890 W. Quincy Ave., Denver

Wheat Ridge Outlets
10625 W. I-70 Frontage Road, N. Wheat Ridge
303-421-1908

RUBBISH WORKS
Denver
1-800-501-9324
Rubbish Works Website
Offers on-demand labor, hauling, waste disposal, junk removal, rubbish pickup and recycling solutions for both residential and commercial customers. Specializes in the removal of appliances, garage items, old furniture, and renovation debris. Can assist with the removal of single items to multiple truckloads. Call for recycling fees and collection schedules.

SCRAP HAPPY
Patrick Roybal
720-365-6724
Small appliance and scrap metal pick-up and disposal service in the north area. Small fee for service outside of the north metro area.

UNWANTED APPLIANCES

14902 W 44th Ave, Golden
303-430-7142
Unwanted Appliances Website
Provides drop-off or curbside pickup of all major appliances. Certified to remove CFCs. Call for recycling fees and collection schedules.
Free appliance drop-off list: washers and dryers. 
$5 appliance list (freon appliances are $5 to cover the freon recycling cost): refrigerators, dishwashers, laptops, computer towers, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, microwaves, treadmills, stoves, freezers, water coolers, air conditioning, d-humidifiers.
Standard pricing applies to the following: most electronics and furniture, televisions, computers, furniture, mattresses.

Ammunition

CITY OF WESTMINSTER POLICE DEPARTMENT
Officer Sean Tyus
303-658-4260

 

Antifreeze

Your local mechanic or oil change garage may take antifreeze for recycling. Call first.

CITY OF WESTMINSTER HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAM
Accepts household hazardous waste year-round from Westminster residents only.
Materials accepted include solvents, glues, cleaners, paint, pesticides, automotive fluids, and household batteries.
800-449-7587
Household Hazardous Waste Program Website

CLEAR CHOICE ANTIFREEZE RECYCLING
9009 Quince St., Henderson
303-227-9900
Clear Choice Antifreeze Recycling Website

Appliances

Non-reusable appliances containing CFCs must, by law, be removed by a licensed company prior to recycling or disposal. There will be a fee assessed with this service. Refer to the Yellow Pages to obtain the name and number of a certified disposal vendor. If your appliance is in good condition, consider selling it to a used appliance store (see listings in the phone book under “Appliances – used”). See Household Items for donating working appliances.

ALL RECYCLING, INC.
1775 W. Wesley Ave., Englewood
303-922-7722
All Recycling, Inc. Website 
Please remove Freon from appliances before recycling. Company is a full service scrap metal process/broker. Main emphasis is on shredding of autos and white goods. Please contact for more information.

BENSON & BENSON METALS
6885 Lowell Blvd., Westminster
303-650-6312
Stoves, washers, dryers, and dishwashers. Call for fees and hours.

GO RECYCLE NOW
5750 East 58th Ave., Suite A, Commerce City
877-341-2309
Go Recycle Now Website   
Drop-Off Hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday - Friday. Call for availability on Saturdays.
Refrigerators, Washers, Dryers, Stoves/Ranges, Freezers, Air Conditioners, Water Heaters, Dishwashers, Microwaves. Recycling services provided by Appliance Recycling Centers of America (ARCA, INC)

FLATIRONS HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE
1 Park St, Broomfield 
303-404-2008
Accepts donations Wednesday - Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Accepts appliances – small and large, 7 years old or less and in working order. Call for large pickup donations.

JUNKMAN ENTERPRISES
303-777-4667

RESTORE HOME IMPROVEMENT OUTLET
Accepts, building supplies, furniture, plumbing fixtures, tiles, appliances, art, lighting solutions, and tools. Call for details on material guidelines. Can pick up donations if needed.
Restore Home Improvement Outlet Website
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday - Saturday

Denver Outlets
70 Rio Grande Blvd., Denver, 303-722-5863
7890 W. Quincy Ave., Denver

Wheat Ridge Outlet
10625 W. I-70 Frontage Road, N. Wheat Ridge
303-421-1908

ROCKY MOUNTAIN RECYCLING
6510 Brighton Blvd., Commerce City 
303-288-6868
Accepts all major appliances, and most small (non-plastic) appliances for recycling. Refrigerated units must be drained and tagged before delivery. Call for further information.

SCRAP HAPPY
Patrick Roybal
720-365-6724
Small appliance and scrap metal pick-up and disposal service in the north area. Small fee for service outside of the north metro area.

UNWANTED APPLIANCES
14902 W 44th Ave, Golden
303-430-7142
Unwanted Appliances Website
Provides drop-off or curbside pickup of all major appliances. Certified to remove CFCs. Call for recycling fees and collection schedules.
Free appliance drop-off list: washers and dryers.
$5 appliance list (freon appliances are $5 to cover the freon recycling cost): refrigerators, dishwashers, laptops, computer towers, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, microwaves, treadmills, stoves, freezers, water coolers, air conditioning, d-humidifiers
Standard pricing applies to the following: most electronics and furniture, televisions, computers, furniture, mattresses.

Asphalt and Concrete

ALLIED RECYCLED AGGREGATES
7901 Hwy. 85, Commerce City
303-289-3366
Allied Recycled Aggregates Website   
Concrete and asphalt recycler. Please contact for hours and fees.

JUNKMAN ENTERPRISES
303-777-4667

OXFORD RECYCLING
2400 W. Oxford Ave., Englewood
303-762-1160
Oxford Recycling Website   
Open Monday-Saturday 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Premier recycler of asphalt, concrete and wood products as well as a leading source for landscaping materials for the entire Front Range.

RECYCLED MATERIALS COMPANY
7230 Jackson Gap St, Denver
303-431-3701
Recycled Materials Company Website 
Offers aggregate recycling and reuse, deconstruction, excavation, environmental remediation and restoration construction. 

Automobiles

WHEELS FOR WISHES
877-431-9474
Wheels For Wishes Website 
Wheels For Wishes/Make-A-Wish Car Donation Program.  Accepts cars, trucks, RVs, motorcycles, and boats (with trailers).

Bathtubs

CHaRM – CENTER FOR HARD-TO-RECYCLE MATERIALS
6400 Arapahoe, Boulder
303-444-6634
Eco-Cycle Website
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Does not accept used carpet, appliances over about 10 years old or in rough shape, partial cans of paint unless it is white, or other used items that cannot be incorporated into a new home.

RESTORE HOME IMPROVEMENT OUTLET
Accepts, building supplies, furniture, plumbing fixtures, tiles, appliances, art, lighting solutions, and tools. Call for on material guidelines. Can pick up donations if needed.
Restore Home Improvment Outlet
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday - Saturday

Denver Outlets
70 Rio Grande Blvd., Denver, 303-722-5863
7890 W. Quincy Ave., Denver

Wheat Ridge Outlet
10625 W. I-70 Frontage Road, N. Wheat Ridge
303-421-1908

Batteries – All

Non-rechargeable alkaline batteries can be thrown away in your household garbage.

CITY OF WESTMINSTER HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAM
Accepts household hazardous waste year-round from Westminster residents only.
Materials accepted include solvents, glues, cleaners, paint, pesticides, automotive fluids, and household batteries.
800-449-7587
Household Hazardous Waste Program Website

Batteries – Car

Most major auto repair retailers accept batteries for recycling. Some may pay you to recycle them. Please call before returning any batteries.

ADVANCE AUTO PARTS
Every Advance Auto Parts store serves as a community recycling center, accepting consumers’ used vehicle batteries, motor oil, transmission fluid, hydraulic 
oil, gear oil and power steering fluid free of charge. Please call for hours of operation.

5520 W. 120th Ave., Broomfield
303-464-8620

2265 W. 92nd Ave., Federal Heights
303-412-1900

1300 E. 104th Ave., Thornton
303-457-2886

7301 Sheridan Blvd., Westminster
303-427-0997

AUTO ZONE
Most AutoZone stores accept used motor oil, transmission fluid, gear oil and automotive batteries. Contact your local Auto Zone store for details.

9540 Federal Blvd., Federal Heights 
303-428-8100

901 W 84th Ave., Federal Heights 
303-487-0160

3705 E 104th Ave., Thornton 
303-255-4681

CITY OF WESTMINSTER HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAM
Accepts household hazardous waste year-round from Westminster residents only. Materials accepted include solvents, glues, cleaners, paint, pesticides, automotive fluids, and household and auto batteries. 
800-449-7587
Household Hazardous Waste Program Website

O’REILLY AUTO PARTS
At O'Reilly Auto Parts we are doing our share to protect the environment. Every year we collect millions of gallons of used motor oil and millions of old automotive batteries for recycling - free of charge! Help us help the environment by dropping off your used motor oil and automotive batteries at one of our stores. Contact your local O'Reilly Auto Parts store for details. (Some restrictions apply.)

7303 N. Federal Blvd., Westminster
303-427-0086

8735 Wadsworth Blvd., Westminster
303-431-1359

9280 N. Federal Blvd., Federal Heights
303-429-6167

SCRAP HAPPY
Patrick Roybal, 720-365-6724
Small appliance and scrap metal pick-up and disposal service in the north area. Small fee for service outside of the north metro area.

Batteries - Rechargeable 

BATTERIES PLUS
10339 Federal Blvd., Westminster
303-438-0009

BEST BUY
9369 Sheridan Blvd., Westminster
303-426-4434

104 W. 104th Ave., Northglenn
303-252-8677

271 E. Flatiron Circle, Broomfield
303-410-9715

CAN LAND RECYCLING CENTER
6141 Federal Blvd., Denver
303-426-4141
Can Land Recycling Center Website 
Open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Sundays

CITY OF WESTMINSTER HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAM
Accepts household hazardous waste year-round from Westminster residents only. Materials accepted include solvents, glues, cleaners, paint, pesticides, automotive fluids, and household and auto batteries. 
800-449-7587
Household Hazardous Waste Program Website

HOME DEPOT
7125 W. 88th Ave., Westminster
303-420-2498

LOWES
5600 88th Ave., Westminster 
720-540-9334

RADIO SHACK

12385 W 64th St, Arvada
303-421-4985

1275A E. 1st Ave., Broomfield
303-464-9521

Batteries - Silver Oxide and Button Cell

BATTERIES PLUS
10339 Federal Blvd., Westminster
303-438-0009

CAN LAND RECYCLING CENTER
6141 Federal Blvd., Denver
303-426-4141
Can Land Recycling Center Website 
Open Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Sundays

CITY OF WESTMINSTER HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAM
Accepts household hazardous waste year-round from Westminster residents only. Materials accepted include solvents, glues, cleaners, paint, pesticides, automotive fluids, and household and auto batteries.
800-449-7587
Household Hazardous Waste Program Website

Bicycles

For usable bicycles, check the yellow pages for local Goodwill, Salvation Army or ARC locations.

BICYCLES FOR HUMANITY
Bicycles for Humanity Colorado (B4H) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Colorado that uses donated bicycles to address a fundamental barrier to development- mobility. Bicycles delivered through community based bike shops provide sustainable mobility solutions for rural Africans.
Denver or Golden – Wheatridge Cyclery, Golden Bike Shop
Boulder – University Cycles, Sports Garage, Full Cycle  
Bicycles for Humanity Website

CHaRM – CENTER FOR HARD-TO-RECYCLE MATERIALS
CHaRM is subsidized by three partners including the City of Boulder, Eco-Cycle and dedicated recyclers such as you. There will be a small fee for every vehicle using this facility. If you bike in your materials, you will not be charged a facility fee (fees still apply to electronic, bike tire and porcelain materials). Please contact for details.
6400 Arapahoe, Boulder
303-444-6634
Eco-Cycle CHaRM Website

RECYCLE BICYCLES
Recycle Bicycles gladly accepts donations of bicycles and related equipment, as well as monetary donations to cover expenses. 100% of donations to Recycle Bicycles go to operations. Bikes and related equipment may be dropped off at any of the following locations. 
Broadway and Mexico Self-Storage; Arapahoe and Holly Self-Storage; Any Bicycle Village store; Any Tony’s Market.
720-404-9458

SCRAP HAPPY
Patrick Roybal, 720-365-6724
Small appliance and scrap metal pick-up and disposal service in the north area. Small fee for service outside of the north metro area.

Books

For usable books, check the yellow pages for local area used book stores that will take books of value. Public libraries often take books for donation.

CHaRM – CENTER FOR HARD-TO-RECYCLE MATERIALS
Accepts books for recycling, including computer manuals and similar softbound books. EcoCycle removes the binders and covers and then recycles the pages. Call for details.
6400 Arapahoe, Boulder
303-444-6634
Eco-Cycle CHaRM Website

FLATIRONS HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE
6900 W. 117th St., Suite 400, Broomfield
303-404-2008
Accepts donations Tuesday - Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
ITEMS MUST NOT NEED REPAIR, SIGNIFICANT CLEANING AND MUST BE FIT FOR RESALE

Boxes

DATASAFE OF COLORADO
Recycles computers, monitors, telephones, VCR’s, fax machines, cell phones, copiers, and small electronics. Provides secure document shredding and cardboard recycling. DataSafe of Colorado is a division of North Metro Community Services a non-profit serving people with developmental disabilities.
1001 W. 124th Ave., Westminster
303-255-6553
Datasafe of Colorado Website

JOHNSON BOX AND BARRELL COMPANY
5203 Federal Blvd., Denver
303-477-0909
Purchases once-used boxes in good condition for reuse. Call for pricing and details.

UPS STORE
10343 Federal Blvd., Unit J
303-469-2200
store4336@theupsstore.com

9975 Wadsworth Parkway, Unit K-2
303-425-3676
store2498@theupsstore.com

Brick

MENDOZA USED BRICK INC.
701 W. 64th Ave., Denver
303-427-1201
Mendoza Used Brick, Inc. Website

RESTORE HOME IMPROVEMENT OUTLET
Accepts, building supplies, furniture, plumbing fixtures, tiles, appliances, art, lighting solutions, tools, and latex paint. Call for details on material guidelines. Can pick up donations if needed.
Restore Home Improvment Outlet
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday - Saturday

Denver Outlets
70 Rio Grande Blvd., Denver, 303-722-5863
7890 W. Quincy Ave., Denver 

Wheat Ridge Outlet
10625 W. I-70 Frontage Road, N. Wheat Ridge
303-421-1908

Bubble Wrap

Generally, mail service centers accept Styrofoam “peanuts” and bubble wrap for reuse. To locate a “peanut” recycler close to you, call the Plastic Loose-Fill Peanuts hotline at 1-800-828-2214. There are no recycling options for Styrofoam used as food packaging.

CHaRM – CENTER FOR HARD-TO-RECYCLE MATERIALS
Accepts #6 White Block Foam Packaging, Rigid Foam Insulation and Bubble wrap only. No packing peanuts. Call for details.
6400 Arapahoe, Boulder
303-444-6634
Eco-Cycle CHaRM Website

UPS STORE
10343 Federal Blvd., Unit J
303-469-2200
store4336@theupsstore.com

9975 Wadsworth Parkway, Unit K-2
303-425-3676
store2498@theupsstore.com

Cardboard

ACTION RECYCLING
7610 W. 42nd Ave., Wheat Ridge
303-424-1600

CAN LAND RECYCLING 
6141 N. Federal Blvd., Denver
303-426-4141

CITY OF WESTMINSTER DROP-OFF RECYCLING LOCATIONS
Fire Station No. 1
3948 West 73rd Ave.

Municipal Service Center
6575 West 88th Ave.

Municipal Court
3030 Turnpike Drive

West View Recreation Center
10747 W. 108th Ave.

DATASAFE OF COLORADO
Recycles computers, monitors, telephones, VCR’s, fax machines, cell phones, copiers, and small electronics. Provides secure document shredding and cardboard recycling. DataSafe of Colorado is a division of North Metro Community Services a non-profit serving people with developmental disabilities.
1001 W 124th Ave., Westminster
303-255-6553
DataSafe of Colorado Website 

KING SOOPERS
All locations. Also accepts aluminum cans and newspapers.

WASTE MANAGEMENT
3800 E. 48th Ave., Denver
303-399-6351
 
7780 E. 96th Ave Henderson
303-797-1600
Waste Management Website

Carpet

COLORADO RECYCLING SERVICES
1865 W. Union Ave. Unit T Englewood
303-942-1918
Colorado Recycling Services Website
Hours: Hours are: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays. Closed Sundays and all major holidays.

JUNKMAN ENTERPRISES
303-777-4667

REVOLVE CARPET RECYCLING
3401 Industrial Lane, Broomfield
720-212-9375

RESTORE HOME IMPROVEMENT OUTLET
Accepts, building supplies, furniture, plumbing fixtures, tiles, appliances, art, lighting solutions, tools, and latex paint. Call for details on material guidelines. Can pick up donations if needed.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday - Saturday
Restore Home Improvements Outlet Website

Denver Outlets
70 Rio Grande Blvd., Denver, 303-722-5863
7890 W. Quincy Ave., Denver 

Wheat Ridge Outlet
10625 W. I-70 Frontage Road, N. Wheat Ridge
303-421-1908

Car Seats

CHaRM – CENTER FOR HARD-TO-RECYCLE MATERIALS
Accepts plastic car seats with a #2 on the bottom. Materials from car seats are recycled. Call for details. 
6400 Arapahoe, Boulder
303-444-6634
Eco-Cycle CHaRM Website

COLORADO CHILDREN’S AUTOMOBILE SAFETY FOUNDATION
P.O. Box 4133, Boulder
303-444-6634
Colorado Children's Automobile Safety Foundation Website

CD Players

See Electronics

CDs, CD Cases, DVDs and Diskettes

Many music stores buy and sell used CDs.

GREEN DISK
1-800-305-3475
Green Disk Website
Recycles used computer disks. Cost is $.10/lb with a $6 minimum. Download shipping form on website by clicking on “recycling” then “shipping instructions.”

RESTORE HOME IMPROVEMENT OUTLET
Accepts, building supplies, furniture, plumbing fixtures, tiles, appliances, art, lighting solutions, tools, and latex paint. Call for details on material guidelines. Can pick up donations if needed.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday - Saturday
Restore Home Improvements Outlet Website

Denver Outlets
70 Rio Grande Blvd., Denver, 303-722-5863
7890 W. Quincy Ave., Denver  

Wheat Ridge Outlet
10625 W. I-70 Frontage Road, N. Wheat Ridge
303-421-1908

Cell Phones

BEST BUY
9369 Sheridan Blvd., Westminster
303-426-4434

104 W. 104th Ave., Northglenn
303-252-8677

271 E. Flatiron Circle, Broomfield
303-410-9715

CAN LAND RECYCLING
6141 N. Federal Blvd., Denver
303-426-4141

CHaRM – CENTER FOR HARD-TO-RECYCLE MATERIALS
Recycles computers, televisions, VCR’s, fax machines, cell phones, copiers, small electronics, #2 and #4 plastic bags, inkjet and laser jet toner printer cartridges, athletic shoes, hard-back books and computer type manuals.
6400 Arapahoe, Boulder
303-444-6634
Eco-Cycle CHaRM Website

DATASAFE OF COLORADO
Recycles computers, monitors, telephones, VCR’s, fax machines, cell phones, copiers, and small electronics. Provides secure document shredding and cardboard recycling. DataSafe of Colorado is a division of North Metro Community Services a non-profit serving people with developmental disabilities.
1001 W 124th Ave., Westminster
303-255-6553
DataSafe of Colorado Website 

DENVER ZOO
Answer the Call of the Wild
2300 Steel St., Denver
303-376-4800
Denver Zoo Website
Eco-Cell will pay Denver Zoo up to $10 for each working digital cell phone. Funds from the program will support Denver Zoo in providing world class care to its wild residents. Bring your old cell phone to the guest services counter at the main entrance of the Denver Zoo. Located in Denver’s City Park, the Zoo’s main entrance is on 23rd Avenue between Colorado Boulevard and York Street. You can also mail your cell phones in to the listed address.

METECH RECYCLING SERVICES
4920 Washington St., Denver
720-377-7700
Metech Recycling Services 
Please call first to determine acceptability and fee.

VERIZON WIRELESS – HOPE LINE
1-800-426-2790
Verizon Wireless Website
Hope Line collects wireless phones that are no longer being used. The used phones are refurbished, recycled or sold. With the funds raised from the sale of the refurbished phones, Verizon Wireless will purchase wireless phones and donate airtime to victims of domestic violence through human services and law enforcement agencies.

Ceramic and Porcelain Items

BUD’S WAREHOUSE
4455 E. 46th Ave., Denver
303-296-3990
Bud's Warehouse Website
Hours: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Closed Sundays
Bud’s Warehouse is a nonprofit organization that accepts usable and working building and renovation materials. It is not a disposal facility. REUSABLE MATERIALS ONLY! Call for details.

CHaRM – CENTER FOR HARD-TO-RECYCLE MATERIALS
Recycles computers, televisions, VCR’s, fax machines, cell phones, copiers, small electronics, clothing, toilets and tubs, #2 and #4 plastic bags, inkjet and laser jet toner printer cartridges, athletic shoes, hard-back books and computer type manuals.
Call for pricing details.
6400 Arapahoe, Boulder
303-444-6634
Eco-Cycle CHaRM Website 

RESTORE HOME IMPROVEMENT  OUTLET
Accepts, building supplies, furniture, plumbing fixtures, tiles, appliances, art, lighting solutions, tools and latex paint. Call for details on material guidelines. Can pick up donations if needed.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday - Saturday
Restore Home Improvements Outlet Website

Denver Outlets
70 Rio Grande Blvd., Denver, 303-722-5863
7890 W. Quincy Ave., Denver 

Wheat Ridge Outlet
10625 W. I-70 Frontage Road, N. Wheat Ridge
303-421-1908

Clothing and Fabric

There are many other charities in the Denver area that will pick up donations from your home. Check with your favorite charity or look in the Yellow Pages under “charities.”

CHaRM – CENTER FOR HARD-TO-RECYCLE MATERIALS
Recycles computers, televisions, VCR’s, fax machines, cell phones, copiers, small electronics, clothing, toilets and tubs, #2 and #4 plastic bags, inkjet and laser jet toner printer cartridges, athletic shoes, hard-back books and computer type manuals. Call for pricing details.
6400 Arapahoe, Boulder
303-444-6634
Eco-Cycle CHaRM Website 

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS
303-288-8387
Disabled American Veterans Website
Call to schedule a pickup from your home. Reusable items in good condition only. Benefits their thrift stores.

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES
Accepts household items including clothing, bedding, tablecloths and other textiles. Good quality items are resold in thrift stores while worn-out fabrics are sorted for further processing into rags and fill materials. No large furniture and appliances at drop-off center (call store directly). No mattresses, box springs, or lawnmowers.

7547 W. 80th Ave., Arvada
303-456-8988

5139 N. 120th Ave., Unit 8G, Broomfield 
Goodwill Website

METROPOLITAN  ARC
Accepts clean clothing and other household items for their thrift stores. Call to schedule a pickup.

9131 North Washington, Thornton
303-450-4220

9661 West 58th Ave., Arvada
303-420-0358

6500 West 120th Ave., Broomfield
303-439-7255

UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY
303-238-5263
United Cerebral Palsy Website 
Accepts clothing, household items, and knick-knacks. Also accepts some furniture and household items. Please call to see when they will be in your area.

VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA
1-800-775-8387
Vietnam Veterans of America Website
Call for scheduling a free pickup from your home. No large furniture/ appliances, mattresses, waterbeds, built-in-appliances, bathroom fixtures, recliners, console TVs, building materials, doors, windows, chemicals, heaters, air conditioners, tires, car parts, swings, carpet, fencing, tattered/ dirty furniture, open cosmetics and fabric.

Computers

There is usually a fee to recycle old computers. Computers contain 3-8 pounds of lead and a myriad of other toxic materials, which can contaminate the environment when landfilled or incinerated.

BEST BUY
9369 Sheridan Blvd., Westminster
303-426-4434

104 W. 104th Ave., Northglenn
303-252-8677

271 E. Flatiron Circle, Broomfield
303-410-9715

CAN LAND RECYCLING
6141 N. Federal Blvd., Denver
303-426-4141

CHaRM – CENTER FOR HARD-TO-RECYCLE MATERIALS
Recycles computers, televisions, VCR’s, fax machines, cell phones, copiers, small electronics, #2 and #4 plastic bags, inkjet and laser jet toner printer cartridges, athletic shoes, hard-back books and computer type manuals. Call for pricing details.
6400 Arapahoe, Boulder
303-444-6634
Eco-Cycle CHaRM Website 

DATASAFE OF COLORADO
Recycles computers, monitors, telephones, VCR’s, fax machines, cell phones, copiers and small electronics. Provides secure document shredding and cardboard recycling. DataSafe of Colorado is a division of North Metro Community Services a non-profit serving people with developmental disabilities.
1001 W 124th Ave., Westminster
303-255-6553
DataSafe of Colorado Website 

DELL COMPUTERS
1-800-624-9897
Dell Computers Website
The above Dell website gives you the ability to sell or trade-in your old computer. The website also allows owners of 486’s or higher to donate to the National Cristina Foundation.

GATEWAY
1-800-846-2000
Gateway Website 
When buying a new Gateway computer, consumers can request a shipping label for mailing their old computer to a recycler.

GREEN DISK
1-800-305-3475
Green Disk Website
Recycles used computer disks and electronics. Cost is 10 cents/pound with a $6 minimum. Download shipping form on website by clicking on “recycling” then “shipping instructions.”

JUNKMAN ENTERPRISES
303-777-4667

METECH RECYCLING SERVICES
4920 Washington St., Denver
720-377-7700
Metech Recycling Services Website 
Please call first to determine acceptability and fee.

UNWANTED APPLIANCES
4370 Kendrick St., Golden
303-430-7142
Unwanted Appliances Website
Provides drop-off or curbside pickup of all major appliances. Certified to remove CFCs. Call for recycling fees and collection schedules.
Free Appliance Drop-off List: washers, dryers, stoves and ranges, dishwashers, microwaves, hot water heaters, lawnmowers, tractors, snow blowers, barbecue grills, all other metal items and appliances. 
$5 Appliance List (Freon appliances are $5 to cover the Freon recycling cost): refrigerators, freezers, water coolers, air conditioning, de-humidifiers. 
Standard pricing applies to the following: Most electronics and furniture, televisions, computers, furniture and mattresses.

WESTMINSTER  ROTARY CLUB COMPUTERS FOR KIDS PROGRAM
Garth Godwin, 303-428-8088

Concrete and Asphalt


ALLIED RECYCLING AGGREGATES
7901 Highway 85, Commerce City
303-289-3366
Allied Recycling Aggregates Website 
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. to noon; Closed on Sunday. 
Please call for more information.

CONSTRUCTION RECYCLING INC.
3220 Weld County Road 8, Erie
303-440-8777
Accepts presorted construction waste such as wood, pallets, concrete, asphalt, land debris and yard waste.

OXFORD RECYCLING INC.
2400 West Oxford Ave., Englewood
303-762-1160
Oxford Recycling Inc. Website 
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Recycles tires, asphalt, concrete and wood into products used for construction, landscaping and fuel.

Confidential Document Shredding

DATASAFE OF COLORADO
Recycles computers, monitors, telephones, VCR’s, fax machines, cell phones, copiers, and small electronics. Provides secure document shredding and cardboard recycling. DataSafe of Colorado is a division of North Metro Community Services a non-profit serving people with developmental disabilities.
1001 W 124th Ave., Westminster
303-255-6553
DataSafe of Colorado Website 

OFFICE DEPOT
9349 Sheridan Blvd., Westminster
303-650-8722

7390 W. 52nd Ave., Arvada
303-420-9107

OFFICE MAX
5275 Wadsworth By-Pass, Arvada
303-940-8610

10450 Town Center Drive, Suite 400, Westminster
303- 469-0058

STAPLES
5150 W. 120th Ave., Suite 100, Westminster
720-887-2497

Orchard Town Center 
14458 Delaware St., Suite 600, Westminster
303-920-8004

Construction and Building Materials

ALLIED RECYCLING AGGREGATES
7901 Highway 85, Commerce City
303-289-3366
Allied Recycling Aggregates Website 
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. to noon; Closed on Sunday. 
Please call for more information.

ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE INC.
5001 Colorado Blvd., Denver
303-321-0200
Architectural Salvage Inc. Website
Accepts high quality antique doors, windows, plumbing fixtures, hardware, lighting, mantels and fireplaces for resale.

BUD’S WAREHOUSE
4455 E. 46th Ave., Denver
303-296-3990
Bud's Warehouse Website
Hours: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Closed Sundays
Bud’s Warehouse is a nonprofit organization that accepts usable and working building and renovation materials. It is not a disposal facility. REUSABLE MATERIALS ONLY! Call for details.

BUILDER2BUILDER.COM LLC
Builder 2 Builder Website
Free online classified ads for used building materials. Where contractors, homeowners, retailers, architects and designers come to find and sell used building materials and architectural antiques. Call for details.

CUSTOM TILE ROOFING INC.
4560 Columbine St., Denver
303-761-3831
Custom Tile Roofing Inc. Website 
Salvages, purchases and resells tile roofing. Particularly interested in historic roof tiles.

IRON AND METALS INC.
5555 Franklin St., Denver
303-292-5555
Iron and Metals Inc. Website
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Accepts and provides pick-up services for all types of scrap metals from demolition projects and construction sites. Call for on- site evaluation and pricing quotes.

OXFORD RECYCLING INC.
2400 West Oxford Ave., Englewood
303-762-1160
Oxford Recycling Inc. Website 
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Recycles tires, asphalt, concrete and wood into products used for construction, landscaping, & fuel.

QUEEN CITY ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE
4750 Brighton Blvd., Denver
303-296-0925
Queen City Architectural Salvage Website 
Drop-off location for salvaged construction and architectural items. Call for details.

RESTORE HOME IMPROVEMENT OUTLET
Accepts, building supplies, furniture, plumbing fixtures, tiles, appliances, art, lighting solutions, tools and latex paint. Call for details on material guidelines. Can pick up donations if needed.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday - Saturday
Restore Home Improvements Outlet Website

Denver Outlets
70 Rio Grande Blvd., Denver, 303-722-5863
7890 W. Quincy Ave., Denver

Wheat Ridge Outlet
10625 W. I-70 Frontage Road, N. Wheat Ridge
303-421-1908

Cooking Oil

CHaRM – CENTER FOR HARD-TO-RECYCLE MATERIALS
Recycles computers, televisions, VCR’s, fax machines, cell phones, copiers, small electronics, #2 and #4 plastic bags, inkjet and laser jet toner printer cartridges, athletic shoes, hard-back books and computer type manuals. Seasonal, please call.
6400 Arapahoe, Boulder
303-444-6634
Eco-Cycle CHaRM Website

Copiers

See Electronics

Dishwashers

See Appliances

Diskettes and Computer Tapes

GREEN DISK
1-800-305-3475
Green Disk Website
Recycles used computer disks. Cost is 10 cents/pound with a $6 minimum. Download shipping form on website by clicking on “recycling” then “shipping instructions.”

Dry Cleaning Garment Bags

Garment bags are now accepted for recycling at any plastic bag drop-off location such as grocery stores and retail chains.

DVDs

GREEN DISK
1-800-305-3475
Green Disk Website
Recycles used computer disks. Cost is 10 cents/pound with a $6 minimum. Download shipping form on website by clicking on “recycling” then “shipping instructions.”

RESTORE HOME IMPROVEMENT OUTLET
Accepts building supplies, furniture, plumbing fixtures, tiles, appliances, art, lighting solutions, tools and latex paint. Call for details on material guidelines. Can pick up donations if needed.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday - Saturday
Restore Home Improvements Outlet Website

Denver Outlets
70 Rio Grande Blvd., Denver, 303-722-5863
7890 W. Quincy Ave., Denver

Wheat Ridge Outlet
10625 W. I-70 Frontage Road, N. Wheat Ridge
303-421-1908

Electronics

BEST BUY
9369 Sheridan Blvd. Westminster
303-426-4434

104 W. 104th Ave., Northglenn
303-252-8677

271 E. Flatiron Circle, Broomfield
303-410-9715

CAN LAND RECYCLING
6141 N. Federal Blvd., Denver
303-426-4141

CHaRM – CENTER FOR HARD-TO-RECYCLE MATERIALS
Recycles computers, televisions, VCR’s, fax machines, cell phones, copiers, small electronics, #2 and #4 plastic bags, inkjet and laser jet toner printer cartridges, athletic shoes, hard-back books and computer type manuals.
6400 Arapahoe, Boulder
303-444-6634
Eco-Cycle CHaRM Website

DATASAFE OF COLORADO
Recycles computers, monitors, telephones, VCR’s, fax machines, cell phones, copiers, and small electronics. Provides secure document shredding and cardboard recycling. DataSafe of Colorado is a division of North Metro Community Services a non-profit serving people with developmental disabilities.
1001 W 124th Ave., Westminster
303-255-6553
DataSafe of Colorado Website

GREEN DISK
1-800-305-3475
Green Disk Website
Recycles used computer equipment and disks. Cost is 10 cents/pound with a $6 minimum. Download shipping form on website by clicking on “recycling” then “shipping instructions.”

METECH RECYCLING SERVICES
4920 Washington St., Denver
720-377-7700
Metech Recycling Services Website 
Please call first to determine acceptability and fee.

UNWANTED APPLIANCES
4370 Kendrick St., Golden
303-430-7142
Unwanted Appliances Website
Provides drop-off or curbside pickup of all major appliances. Certified to remove CFCs. Call for recycling fees and collection schedules.
Free appliance drop-off list: washers, dryers, stoves and ranges, dishwashers, microwaves, hot water heaters, lawnmowers, tractors, snow blowers, barbecue grills, all other metal items and appliances.
$5 appliance list (freon appliances are $5 to cover the freon recycling cost): refrigerators, freezers, water coolers, air conditioning, d-humidifiers.
Standard pricing applies to the following: most electronics and furniture, televisions, computers, furniture, mattresses.

Expired Medication

The City of Westminster prefers that unused drugs not be flushed down the toilet. Doing so introduces these drugs to the environment. Even though the amount from a single pill is small, the accumulation of these small amounts and the yet-unknown effects on aquatic life and the water environment concern us.

The preferred option: Take advantage of community pharmaceutical take-back programs that allow you to bring unused drugs to central locations for proper disposal. Different pharmacies offer different programs. Some will take back drugs they sold, some take back all drugs, some take back none and others offer solutions somewhere in between. Contact your local pharmacy. King Soopers pharmacy now offers a mail back program for medications for $2.99.

Second option: Remove the prescription drug or medication from the original container and mix it with an undesirable substance such as used coffee grounds or kitty litter. Put that mixture in a nondescript container that won’t leak such as an empty can or a sealable bag. This ensures the drugs aren’t diverted for non-medical use or accidentally ingested by children or pets. Dispose of these containers in the trash.

Eyeglasses

LENS CRAFTERS
10442 Town Center Drive, Westminster
303-429-2950

1281 E. 120th Ave., Thornton
720-929-0329

SAM’S CLUB
93rd and Grant Street, Thornton

WAL-MART VISION CENTER
92nd and Sheridan, Westminster

Fencing

ReSOURCE
6400 Arapahoe Road, Boulder
303-419-5418
Resource Website

1501 N. College Ave., Ft. Collins
970-498-9663

Accepts chain link, welded wire, construction fencing, chicken wire and most other types that are five feet or longer and rolled together neatly. Wood fence sections must be in good condition with no missing pieces and in sections 4 feet or longer. Pieces of fencing, split rails, posts, pickets, etc. are accepted if they are de-nailed and in a reusable condition as is. If a section of fence is broken, you can take it apart and we will accept the separate pickets and rails if they are reusable and de-nailed.

WESTERN DISPOSAL
5880 Butte Mill Road, Boulder
303-444-5794
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Clean, unpainted and untreated dimensional lumber, pallets and other cut-offs left over from construction or demolition projects are accepted. Pressure-treated lumber, wafer board, plywood and other composite lumber held together by glue cannot be recycled and are NOT accepted.

Fire Extinguishers

CHaRM – CENTER FOR HARD-TO-RECYCLE MATERIALS
Recycles computers, televisions, VCR’s, fax machines, cell phones, copiers, small electronics, #2 and #4 plastic bags, inkjet and laser jet toner printer cartridges, athletic shoes, hard-back books and computer type manuals.
6400 Arapahoe, Boulder
303-444-6634
Eco-Cycle CHaRM Website

Freezers

See Appliances

Freon

UNWANTED APPLIANCES
4370 Kendrick St., Golden
303-430-7142
Unwanted Appliances Website
Provides drop-off or curbside pickup of all major appliances. Certified to remove CFCs. Call for recycling fees and collection schedules.
Free appliance drop-off list: washers, dryers, stoves and ranges, dishwashers, microwaves, hot water heaters, lawnmowers, tractors, snow blowers, barbecue grills, all other metal items and appliances.
$5 appliance list (freon appliances are $5 to cover the freon recycling cost): refrigerators, freezers, water coolers, air conditioning, d-humidifiers.
Standard pricing applies to the following: most electronics and furniture, televisions, computers, furniture, mattresses.

Furniture

See Household Items

Hangers

Contact your local dry cleaner for recycling information.

CAN LAND RECYCLING
6141 N. Federal Blvd., Denver
303-426-4141

Hazardous Waste

CITY OF WESTMINSTER HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAM
Accepts household hazardous waste year-round from Westminster residents only. Materials accepted include solvents, glues, cleaners, paint, pesticides, automotive fluids and household and auto batteries and computers. Must have additional materials for collection, will not pick-up electronics only.
Please call for specific wastes that are accepted.
800-449-7587
Household Hazardous Waste Program Website

Hearing Aids

COMMUNICATIONS FOR THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING (CDHH)
2050 Mt Zion Drive, Golden
303-278-1204
Sponsored by the Optimist Clubs in Colorado. The CDHH collects old hearings aids and cooperates with the Starkey, a hearing aids manufacture and distributor of hearing aids to refurbish the hearing aids. Also, Starkey donates new hearing aids.

LIONS CLUB INTERNATIONAL
300 W. 22nd Street, Oak Brook, IL
630-571-5466
Lions Club Website
One of the most effective ways Lions helps people with hearing loss is through their hearing aid recycling program. Lions recycles thousands of hearing aids a year that enhance the lives of adults and children worldwide.

OPTIMISTS CLUB
Help Them Hear Program
800-500-8130
Optimists Club Website
Sponsored by the Optimists Club. Helps clubs that heighten public awareness of the problems associated with hearing loss. Some Optimists Clubs accept donations and they work with various companies and organizations to help those in need of hearing aids. Donated hearing aids are repaired or recycled and given to those in need.

Household Items

There are many charities in the Westminster area that will pick-up donations from your home. Check with your favorite charity or look in the Yellow Pages under “charities.”

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS
303-288-8387
Disabled American Veterans Website
Call to schedule a pickup from your home. Reusable items in good condition only. Donations benefit their thrift stores.

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES
Accepts household items including clothing, bedding, tablecloths and other textiles. Good quality items are resold in thrift stores, while worn-out fabrics are sorted for further processing into rags and fill materials. No large furniture and appliances at drop-off center (call store directly). No mattresses, box springs or lawnmowers. Goodwill Industries Website 

6850 N. Federal Blvd., Denver
303-650-7700

7547 W. 80th Ave., Arvada
303-456-8988

METROPOLITAN ARC
3047 W. 74th Ave., Westminster
303-231-9222
Accepts clean clothing and other household items for their thrift stores. Call to schedule a pickup.

RESTORE HOME IMPROVEMENT OUTLET
Accepts, building supplies, furniture, plumbing fixtures, tiles, appliances, art, lighting solutions, tools, and latex paint. Call for details on material guidelines. Can pick up donations if needed.
Restore Home Improvement Outlet Website
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday - Saturday

Denver Outlets
70 Rio Grande Blvd., Denver, 303-722-5863
7890 W. Quincy Ave., Denver

Wheat Ridge Outlets
10625 W. I-70 Frontage Road, N. Wheat Ridge
303-421-1908

UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY
1-888-363-3803
United Cerebral Palsy Website 
Accepts clothing, household items, and knick-knacks. Also accepts some furniture and household items. Please call to see when they will be in your area.

UNWANTED APPLIANCES
14902 W 44th Ave, Golden
303-430-7142
Unwanted Appliances Website
Provides drop-off or curbside pickup of all major appliances. Certified to remove CFCs. Call for recycling fees and collection schedules.
Free appliance drop-off list: washers and dryers.
$5 appliance list (freon appliances are $5 to cover the freon recycling cost): refrigerators, freezers, water coolers, air conditioning, d-humidifiers.
Standard pricing applies to the following: most electronics and furniture, televisions, computers, furniture, mattresses.

VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA
1-800-775-8387
Vietnam Veterans of America Website
Call for scheduling a free pickup from your home. No large furniture/appliances, mattresses, waterbeds, built-in-appliances, bathroom fixtures, recliners, console TVs, building materials, doors, windows, chemicals, heaters, air conditioners, tires, car parts, swings, carpet, fencing, tattered/dirty furniture, open cosmetics and fabric.

Light Bulbs

ACE HARDWARE
Only accepts the compact type bulb, not the tube style.

2800 W 104th Ave., Denver
303-531-2370

7041 Pecos St., Denver
303-429-2944

5017 W 64th Ave., Arvada
303-426-1035

BATTERIES PLUS
10339 Federal Blvd., Westminster
303-438-0009
Recycle your spent light bulbs, fluorescent tubes and more. At Batteries Plus we will make sure your bulbs are properly cared for and go through the complete recycling process from start to finish.

CITY OF WESTMINSTER HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAM
Accepts household hazardous waste year-round from Westminster residents only. Materials accepted include solvents, glues, cleaners, paint, pesticides, automotive fluids, household and auto batteries, and computers. Must have additional materials for collection, will not pick-up electronics only. Please call for specific wastes that are accepted.
800-449-7587
Household Hazardous Waste Program Website

COLORADO LIGHTING
2171 E. 74th Ave., Denver
303-288-3152
Colorado Lighting Website 
Recycles all types of light bulbs for a fee.

HOME DEPOT
Only accepts the compact type bulb, not the tube style.

7125 W. 88th Ave., Westminster
303-420-2498

12169 Sheridan Blvd., Broomfield
303-410-0861

10003 Grant St., Thornton
303-255-8000

Mattresses and Box Springs

SPRING BACK COLORADO
Delivered to Spring Back  - $15 a piece; Pick-up service - $15 a piece, plus $25 pick-up fee.
3875 Steel Street, Unit B, Denver
720-515-1328
Spring Back Colorado Website
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

UNWANTED APPLIANCES
14902 W 44th Ave, Golden
303-430-7142
Unwanted Appliances Website
Provides drop-off or curbside pickup of all major appliances. Certified to remove CFCs. Call for recycling fees and collection schedules.
Free appliance drop-off list: washers and dryers.
$5 appliance list (freon appliances are $5 to cover the freon recycling cost): refrigerators, freezers, water coolers, air conditioning, d-humidifiers.
Standard pricing applies to the following: most electronics and furniture, televisions, computers, furniture, mattresses.

Medical Supplies

PROJECT CURE
10377 E. Geddes Ave., Centennial
303-792-0729
Project Cure Website

Microwaves

See Appliances

Motor Oil

Many auto parts and auto repair businesses accept oil for recycling. A fee may be charged, please call to confirm pricing and recycling availability.

ADVANCE AUTO PARTS
2265 W. 92nd Ave., Federal Heights
303-412-1900

7301 Sheridan Blvd., Westminster
303-427-0997

AUTO ZONE
14455 W. 64th Ave., Arvada
303-456-9191

9540 Federal Blvd., Federal Heights 
303-428-8100

BRAKES PLUS
7401 W 92nd Ave., Westminster
303-456-9500

5465 Wadsworth Bypass, Arvada
303-467-2500

O’REILLY AUTO PARTS
7303 N. Federal Blvd., Westminster
303-427-0086

8735 Wadsworth Blvd., Westminster
303-431-1359

Oil Filters

Oil filters can be drained of most of their residual oil by punching a hole in the solid end of the filter and letting it drain for 24 hours. Some auto shops that accept oil will also accept filters. (See Motor Oil)

Paint

PAINTCARE
Colorado's paint stewardship program started on July 1, 2015.  Half pint or smaller is free of charge. 
Accepts, house paint, primers, stains, sealers, and clear coatings.
PaintCare Website

CITY OF WESTMINSTER HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAM
Accepts household hazardous waste year-round from Westminster residents only. Materials accepted include solvents, glues, cleaners, paint, pesticides, automotive fluids and household and auto batteries and computers. Must have additional materials for collection, will not pick-up electronics only.
Please call for specific wastes that are accepted.
800-449-7587
Household Hazardous Waste Program Website

Pallets

WESTERN DISPOSAL

5880 Butte Mill Rd, Boulder

303-444-5794

GREEN GIRL RECYCLING
303-442-7535

C&C PALLET RECYCLING
7130 Elm St, Commerce City
303-288-5255

Phonebooks

RECYCLING DROP OFF LOCATIONS
See a map of the recycling locations.

Fire Station No. 1
3948 West 73rd Ave.

Municipal Service Center
6575 West 88th Ave.

Municipal Court
3030 Turnpike Drive

West View Recreation Center
10747 W. 108th Ave.

Plastic Bags

Most supermarkets in Westminster take back plastic bags for recycling. King Soopers, Safeway, Whole Foods and Wal-Mart frequently have visible collection bins; however, this may vary by store. Also, consider using reusable grocery bags. Many stores will give you a 5 cent credit for each bag used.

CHaRM – CENTER FOR HARD-TO-RECYCLE MATERIALS
Recycles computers, televisions, VCR’s, fax machines, cell phones, copiers, small electronics, #2 and #4 plastic bags, inkjet and laser jet toner printer cartridges, athletic shoes, hard-back books and computer type manuals.  Plastic bags must be clean, dry and empty. Drop off location only. 
6400 Arapahoe, Boulder
303-444-6634
Eco-Cycle Website

Plastic Gardening Pots

LOWE'S

5600 W 88TH Ave, Westminster

720-540-9334

HOME DEPOT 
7125 W 88th Ave, Westminster 
303-420-2498

Accepts plastic gardening pots from May to October. 


Prescription Drugs

See Expired Medication

Printer Cartridges and Ribbons

BEST BUY
9369 Sheridan Blvd., Westminster
303-426-4434

104 W. 104th Ave., Northglenn
303-252-8677

271 E. Flatiron Circle, Broomfield
303-410-9715

CARTRIDGE WORLD
5088 West 92nd Ave., Westminster
303-428-4280
Cartridge World Website

CHaRM – CENTER FOR HARD-TO-RECYCLE MATERIALS
Recycles computers, televisions, VCR’s, fax machines, cell phones, copiers, small electronics, #2 and #4 plastic bags, inkjet and laser jet toner printer cartridges, athletic shoes, hard-back books and computer type manuals.
6400 Arapahoe, Boulder
303-444-6634
Eco-Cycle CHaRM Website

OFFICE DEPOT
9349 Sheridan Blvd., Westminster
303-650-8722

Propane Canisters

ARVADA RENT-ALLS
10675 Ralston Road, Arvada
303-422-1212

LOWE’S
5600 W 88th Ave., Westminster
720-540-9334


METRO GAS
Also accepts Helium, welding and oxygen tanks.

790 W. 64th Ave., Denver
303-428-3036
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Refrigerators
See Appliances

Scrap Metal

ALL RECYCLING, INC.
5350 Washington St, Denver 
303-293-3333
All Recycling, Inc. Website
Please remove Freon from appliances before recycling. Company is a full service scrap metal process/broker. Main emphasis is on shredding of autos and white goods. Please contact for more information.

BENSON & BENSON METALS
6885 Lowell Blvd., Westminster
303-650-6312
Stoves, washers, dryers and dishwashers. Call for fees and hours.

CAN LAND RECYCLING
6141 N. Federal Blvd., Denver
303-426-4141

IRON AND METALS INC.
5555 Franklin St., Denver
303-292-5555
Iron and Metals, Inc. Website
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Accepts and provides pick-up services for all types of scrap metals from demolition projects and construction sites. Call for on-site evaluation and pricing quotes.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN RECYCLING
6510 Brighton Blvd., Commerce City 
303-288-6867
Accepts all major appliances and most small (non-plastic) appliances for recycling. Refrigerated units must be drained and tagged before delivery. Call for further information.

SCRAP HAPPY
Patrick Roybal
720-365-6724
Small appliance and scrap metal pick-up and disposal service in the north area. Small fee for service outside of the north metro area.

UNWANTED APPLIANCES
14902 W 44th Ave, Golden
303-430-7142
Unwanted Appliances Website
Provides drop-off or curbside pickup of all major appliances. Certified to remove CFCs. Call for recycling fees and collection schedules.
Free appliance drop-off list: washers and dryers.
$5 appliance list (freon appliances are $5 to cover the freon recycling cost): refrigerators, freezers, water coolers, air conditioning, d-humidifiers.
Standard pricing applies to the following: most electronics and furniture, televisions, computers, furniture, mattresses.

Sharps

Preferred Option: Purchase the container from a mail-back company. Select the size for the sharp container that meets your monthly or quarterly needs. Order a new sharps container at least one week before your container will be full and ready to return to the company. Return the container to the company using the prepaid return address label that accompanies the sharps container when it arrives. The container is boxed up and labeled. The package is shipped through the U.S Postal Service.

AMERICARE
We can handle the safe disposal of all your used sharps. We will provide you with the sharps container, and when it is full, we will replace it with an empty container. This saves you the hassle of taking it to a disposal site, and protects your sanitary workers from exposure to potentially hazardous materials.
303-762-7387

STERICYCLE
1-866-783-7422
Sharps Mail-back Disposal Service is ideal for people who use needles at home to treat diabetes, arthritis, cancer or other medical conditions. It's an environmentally-responsible way to dispose of home-generated sharps waste and keep you and your community safe.

CITY OF WESTMINSTER HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAM
Accepts household hazardous waste year-round from Westminster residents only. Materials accepted include solvents, glues, cleaners, paint, pesticides, automotive fluids, and household and auto batteries and computers. Must have additional materials for collection, will not pick-up electronics only.
Please call for specific wastes that are accepted.
800-449-7587
Household Hazardous Waste Program Website

Last Option: Place the sharps in a sturdy plastic container such as a bleach or laundry detergent bottle with a screw on lid. Place the container with the other garbage for collection.

Shoes

CHaRM – CENTER FOR HARD-TO-RECYCLE MATERIALS
Recycles computers, televisions, VCR’s, fax machines, cell phones, copiers, small electronics, #2 and #4 plastic bags, inkjet and laser jet toner printer cartridges, athletic shoes, hard-back books and computer type manuals.
6400 Arapahoe, Boulder
303-444-6634
Eco-Cycle Website

BOULDER RUNNING COMPANY
2775 Pearl St., Unit 103, Boulder
303-786-9255

CROCS
Donate your worn-out crocs shoes at participating locations. They are then ground and made into shoes to be distributed by approved nonprofit organizations around the world.
1129 Pearl St., Boulder
303-442-4261

2810 E 1st Ave, Denver, C
720-746-2424


Smoke Detectors

Smoke detectors can be one of two kinds: photoelectric or ionizing. The ionizing variety contains a small amount of radioactive material, americium-241. Although more expensive, homeowners should consider purchasing the photoelectric variety to avoid future disposal problems. Smoke detectors with an ionizing sensor will usually indicate on the back of the unit that it should not be disposed of in the regular trash. In this case, the unit should be returned to the manufacturer (which should also be listed) for proper long-term disposal. If the manufacturer is no longer in business or is not willing to accept the used detector, household smoke detectors may be disposed of in the trash. To prevent the smoke detector from accidentally being broken, wrap the unit in several layers of newspaper and carefully place in the trash. The battery should be removed from the unit prior to disposal. These procedures are intended for smoke detectors from a household only. Source: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Sporting Goods

PLAY IT AGAIN SPORTS
7330 w. 88th Ave., Westminster
303-431-6585

653 S. Broadway, Boulder
303-499-2011

RESTORE HOME IMPROVEMENT OUTLET
Accepts, building supplies, furniture, plumbing fixtures, tiles, appliances, art, lighting solutions, tools, and latex paint. Call for details on material guidelines. Can pick up donations if needed.
Restore Home Improvement Outlet Website
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday - Saturday

Denver Outlets
70 Rio Grande Blvd., Denver, 303-722-5863
7890 W. Quincy Ave., Denver

Wheat Ridge Outlets
10625 W. I-70 Frontage Road, N. Wheat Ridge
303-421-1908

Styrofoam and Bubble Wrap

Generally, mail service centers accept Styrofoam “peanuts” and bubble wrap for reuse. To locate a “peanut” recycler close to you, call the Plastic Loose-Fill Peanuts hotline at 1-800-828-2214. There are no recycling options for Styrofoam used as food packaging.

CHaRM – CENTER FOR HARD-TO-RECYCLE MATERIALS
Accepts #6 white block foam packaging, rigid foam insulation and bubble wrap only. No packing peanuts. Call for details.
6400 Arapahoe, Boulder
303-444-6634
Eco-Cycle Website

UPS STORE
10343 Federal Blvd., Unit J
303-469-2200
store4336@theupsstore.com

9975 Wadsworth Pkwy., Unit K-2
303-425-3676
store2498@theupsstore.com

Televisions

Televisions contain lead and a myriad of other toxic materials, which can contaminate the environment when land filled or incinerated. Many thrift stores accept televisions in good working condition. See Household Items for thrift store information.

BEST BUY
9369 Sheridan Blvd., Westminster
303-426-4434

BEST BUY
104 W. 104th Ave., Northglenn
303-252-8677

CAN LAND RECYCLING
6141 N. Federal Blvd., Denver
303-426-4141

CHaRM – CENTER FOR HARD-TO-RECYCLE MATERIALS
Recycles computers, televisions, VCR’s, fax machines, cell phones, copiers, small electronics, #2 and #4 plastic bags, inkjet and laser jet toner printer cartridges, athletic shoes, hard-back books and computer type manuals.
6400 Arapahoe, Boulder
303-444-6634
Eco-Cycle Website

CITY OF WESTMINSTER HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAM
Accepts household hazardous waste year-round from Westminster residents only. Materials accepted include solvents, glues, cleaners, paint, pesticides, automotive fluids and household and auto batteries and computers. Must have additional materials for collection, will not pick-up electronics only. Please call for specific wastes that are accepted.
800-449-7587
Household Hazardous Waste Program Website

JUNKMAN ENTERPRISES
303-777-4667

METECH RECYCLING SERVICES
500 W 53rd Pl., Denver 
720-377-7700
Metech Recycling Services Website 
Please call first to determine acceptability and fee.

UNWANTED APPLIANCES
14902 W 44th Ave, Golden
303-430-7142
Unwanted Appliances Website
Provides drop-off or curbside pickup of all major appliances. Certified to remove CFCs. Call for recycling fees and collection schedules.
Free appliance drop-off list: washers and dryers.
$5 appliance list (freon appliances are $5 to cover the freon recycling cost): refrigerators, freezers, water coolers, air conditioning, d-humidifiers.
Standard pricing applies to the following: most electronics and furniture, televisions, computers, furniture, mattresses.

Thermometers

Mercury is a very toxic material and mercury thermometers should be recycled and not discarded.

CITY OF WESTMINSTER HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAM
Accepts household hazardous waste year-round from Westminster residents only. Materials accepted include solvents, glues, cleaners, paint, pesticides, automotive fluids, and household and auto batteries and computers. Must have additional materials for collection, will not pick-up electronics only.
Please call for specific wastes that are accepted.
800-449-7587
Household Hazardous Waste Program Website

Thermostats

ACE HARDWARE
All Colorado Ace Hardware stores are accepting mercury thermostats. This program is intended for residential users only.
2800 W 104th Ave., Denver
303-531-2370

7041 Pecos St., Denver
303-429-2944

5017 W 64th Ave., Arvada
303-426-1035

Tires

There may be a small fee for recycling tires. Please call for pricing information.

BIG O TIRE
9595 W. 58th Ave., Arvada
303-421-2881

7500 N. Pecos, Denver
303-427-9151

DISCOUNT TIRE
7401 W. 92nd Ave., Westminster
303-940-5502

1107 W. 84th Ave., Federal Heights
303-427-0401

11707 Ralston Road, Arvada
303-425-9574

PEERLESS TIRE
8080 N. Sheridan, Westminster 
303-426-1255

3434 W. 72nd Ave., Westminster
303-427-7061

Toilets, Bathtubs and Sinks

BUD’S WAREHOUSE
4455 E. 46th Ave., Denver
303-296-3990
Bud's Warehouse Website
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Closed Sundays
Bud’s Warehouse is a nonprofit organization that accepts usable and working building and renovation materials. It is not a disposal facility. Bathtubs not accepted. REUSABLE MATERIALS ONLY! Call for details.

CHaRM – CENTER FOR HARD- TO-RECYCLE MATERIALS
Recycles computers, televisions, VCR’s, fax machines, cell phones, copiers, small electronics, #2 and #4 plastic bags, inkjet and laser toner printer cartridges, athletic shoes, hard-back books and computer type manuals.
6400 Arapahoe, Boulder
303-444-6634
Eco-Cycle CHaRM Website

RESTORE HOME IMPROVEMENT OUTLET
Accepts, building supplies, furniture, plumbing fixtures, tiles, appliances, art, lighting solutions, tools, and latex paint. Call for details on material guidelines. Can pick up donations if needed.
Restore Home Improvement Outlet Website
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday - Saturday

Denver Outlets
70 Rio Grande Blvd., Denver, 303-722-5863
7890 W. Quincy Ave., Denver

Wheat Ridge Outlet
10625 W. I-70 Frontage Road, N. Wheat Ridge
303-421-1908

Toner and Ink Cartridges

CARTRIDGES FOR KIDS
451 W. 69th St., Loveland
1-800-420-0235
Cartridges for Kids Website
Pays cash for used inkjet, laser, fax and copier cartridges, used cell phones, laptops and PDAs. If you would like to donate any of the above items to a local school or nonprofit organization, CFK will either pick up the items or provide you with pre-paid shipping labels.

Access Computer Products, Inc. also provides a program that recycles computers, monitors, printers and other electronic waste materials.

CARTRIDGE WORLD
5088 West 92nd Ave.,Westminster
303-428-4280
Cartridge World Website 

CHaRM – CENTER FOR HARD-TO-RECYCLE MATERIALS
Recycles computers, televisions, VCR’s, fax machines, cell phones, copiers, small electronics, #2 and plastic bags, inkjet and laser jet toner printer cartridges, athletic shoes, hard-back books and computer type manuals.
6400 Arapahoe Boulder
303-444-6634
Eco-Cycle Website

OFFICE DEPOT
9349 Sheridan Blvd.,Westminster
303-650-8722

7390 W. 52nd Ave., Arvada
303-420-9107

OFFICE MAX
5275 Wadsworth By-Pass, Arvada
303-940-8610

10450 Town Center Drive, Suite 400, Westminster
303-469-0058

STAPLES
5150 W. 120th Ave., Suite 100, Westminster
720-887-2497

Orchard Town Center 
14458 Delaware St., Suite 600, Westminster
303-920-8004

Tools

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS
303-288-8387
Disabled American Veterans Website
Call to schedule a pickup from your home. Reusable items in good condition only. Donations benefit their thrift stores.

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES
Accepts household items including clothing, bedding, tablecloths and other textiles. Good quality items are resold in thrift stores, while worn-out fabrics are sorted for further processing into rags and fill materials. No large furniture and appliances at drop-off center (call store directly). No mattresses, box springs, or lawnmowers. Goodwill Industries Website

6850 N. Federal Blvd., Denver
303-650-7700

7547 W. 80th Ave., Arvada
303-456-8988

LONGMONT TOOL EXCHANGE
1330 N. Coffman St., Longmont
303-772-1855
Buys, sell, and trades good quality lawn mowers, tools, shop equipment, and outdoor power tools.

METROPOLITAN ARC
3047 W. 74th Ave., Westminster
303-231-9222
Accepts clean clothing and other household items for their thrift stores. Call to schedule a pickup.

RESTORE HOME IMPROVEMENT OUTLET
Accepts, building supplies, furniture, plumbing fixtures, tiles, appliances, art, lighting solutions, tools, and latex paint. Call for details on material guidelines. Can pick up donations if needed.
Restore Home Improvement Outlet Website
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday - Saturday

Dener Outlets
70 Rio Grande Blvd., Denver, 303-722-5863
7890 W. Quincy Ave., Denver

Wheat Ridge Outlet
10625 W. I-70 Frontage Road, N. Wheat Ridge
303-421-1908

UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY
1-888-363-3803
United Cerebral Palsy Website
Accepts clothing, household items, and knick-knacks. Also accepts some furniture and household items. Please call to see when they will be in your area.


VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA
1-800-775-8387
Vietnam Veterans of America Website
Call for scheduling a free pickup from your home. No large furniture/appliances, mattresses, waterbeds, built-in-appliances, bathroom fixtures, recliners, console TVs, building materials, doors, windows, chemicals, heaters, air conditioners, tires, car parts, swings, carpet, fencing, tattered/dirty furniture, open cosmetics and fabric.

Tree Limbs

Residents are encouraged to recycle their tree limbs to reduce landfill use and provide valuable mulch. Limb chipping and free mulch are available for Westminster residents. Visit the tree limb recycling page for complete details.

Tyvek Envelopes

DuPont Tyvek envelopes are made of high density polyethylene which is 100 percent recyclable.

TYVEK
1-866-338-9835
For small quantities (less than 25 envelopes/month) turn any Tyvek envelope inside out, so the unprinted white surface shows on the outside. Stuff the inside-out Tyvek envelope with other used Tyvek envelopes for recycling.

Address and mail the envelope to:
Tyvek Recycle
Attn. Shirley B. Wright 
8401 Fort Darling Road, Richmond, VA 23237

Vacuum Cleaners

See Household Items

SUSTAINABILITY RECYCLING 
6380 W 54th Ave, Arvada

303-425-9226

1270 S. Bannock St, Denver

303-424-1719

ARES THRIFT STORE

2536 Spruce St  #A, Boulder

303-444-8088

VCRs

See Electronics

Video Tapes

GREEN DISK
1-800-305-3475
Green Disk Website
Recycles used computer disks, CDs, DVDs, video tapes and more. Cost is 10 cents/pound with a $6 minimum. Download shipping form on website by clicking on “recycling” then “shipping instructions.”

Washers and Dryers

AA CLEAN UP – DENVER TRASH HAULING AND JUNK REMOVAL
720-329-5421
Appliances, furniture, household junk, rubbish, brush, trash and we recycle metal, garage clean outs and more. Same day service. Call for price quote.

ALL RECYCLING, INC.
1775 W. Wesley Ave., Englewood
303-922-7722
All Recycling, Inc. Website   
Please remove Freon from appliances before recycling. Company is a full service scrap metal process/broker. Main emphasis is on shredding of autos and white goods. Please contact for more information.

BENSON & BENSON METALS
6885 Lowell Blvd., Westminster
303-650-6312
Stoves, washers, dryers and dishwashers. Call for fees and hours.

GO RECYCLE NOW
5750 East 58th Ave., Suite A, Commerce City
877-341-2309
Go Recycle Now Website
Drop-Off Hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday – Friday. Call for availability on Saturdays. Refrigerators, washers, dryers, stoves/ranges, freezers, air conditioners, water heaters, dishwashers and microwaves. Recycling services provided by Appliance Recycling Centers of America.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN RECYCLING
6510 Brighton Blvd., Commerce City 
303-288-6867
Accepts all major appliances and most small (non-plastic) appliances for recycling. Refrigerated units must be drained and tagged before delivery. Call for further information.

SCRAP HAPPY
Patrick Roybal
720-365-6724
Small appliance and scrap metal pick-up and disposal service in the north area. Small fee for service outside of the north metro area.

UNWANTED APPLIANCES
14902 W 44th Ave, Golden
303-430-7142
Unwanted Appliances Website
Provides drop-off or curbside pickup of all major appliances. Certified to remove CFCs. Call for recycling fees and collection schedules.
Free appliance drop-off list: washers and dryers.
$5 appliance list (freon appliances are $5 to cover the freon recycling cost): refrigerators, freezers, water coolers, air conditioning, d-humidifiers.
Standard pricing applies to the following: most electronics and furniture, televisions, computers, furniture, mattresses.

Water Heaters

See also Scrap Metal

ALL RECYCLING, INC.
1775 W. Wesley Ave., Englewood
303-922-7722
All Recycling, Inc. Website 
Please remove Freon from appliances before recycling. Company is a full service scrap metal process/broker. Main emphasis is on shredding of autos and white goods. Please contact for more information.

BENSON & BENSON METALS
6885 Lowell Blvd., Westminster
303-650-6312
Stoves, washers, dryers and dishwashers. Call for fees and hours

CAN LAND RECYCLING
6141 N. Federal Blvd., Denver
303-426-4141

IRON AND METALS INC.
5555 Franklin St., Denver
303-292-5555
Iron and Metals, Inc. Website
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Accepts and provides pick-up services for all types of scrap metals from demolition projects and construction sites. Call for on-site evaluation and pricing quotes.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN RECYCLING
6510 Brighton Blvd., Commerce City 
303-288-6867
Accepts all major appliances and most small (non-plastic) appliances for recycling. Refrigerated units must be drained and tagged before delivery. Call for further information.

SCRAP HAPPY
Patrick Roybal
720-365-6724
Small appliance and scrap metal pick-up and disposal service in the north area. Small fee for service outside of the north metro area.

UNWANTED APPLIANCES
14902 W 44th Ave, Golden
303-430-7142
Unwanted Appliances Website
Provides drop-off or curbside pickup of all major appliances. Certified to remove CFCs. Call for recycling fees and collection schedules.
Free appliance drop-off list: washers and dryers.
$5 appliance list (freon appliances are $5 to cover the freon recycling cost): refrigerators, freezers, water coolers, air conditioning, hot water heaters and d-humidifiers.
Standard pricing applies to the following: most electronics and furniture, televisions, computers, furniture, mattresses.