Recycling is a series of activities that includes collecting used, reused, or unused items that would otherwise be considered waste; sorting and processing the recyclable products into raw materials; and remanufacturing the recycled raw materials into new products. Consumers provide the last link in recycling by purchasing products made from recycled content. 

Benefits of recycling include:

  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change;

  • Preventing releases of air and water pollutants;

  • Saving energy;

  • Supplying valuable raw materials to industry;

  • Creating jobs;

  • Stimulating the development of greener technologies;

  • Conserving resources for our children's future; and

  • Reducing the need for new landfills and combustors.

The Large Item Pickup program will not be available for 2022. Please refer to our Hard to Recycle Guide to help you with your large item recycling needs. 

All roll-off dumpsters for recycling take single-stream content. It's not necessary to separate your items- see below for acceptable materials.

All materials collected at the drop-off locations are also collected curbside by licensed trash collectors. Curbside trash collectors are required to offer your recycling services.

Recycling Drop-Off:

Drop-Off Locations:

  • Fire Station 1: 3948 W. 73rd Ave.

  • Municipal Service Center: 6575 W. 88th Ave.

  • Municipal Court: 3030 Turnpike Dr.

  • West View Recreation Center: 10747 W. 108th Ave. 

Materials are collected daily. Call 303-658-2400 if you have questions regarding these recycling locations.

What Can Be Recycled At The Drop Off Locations?

All materials as listed below can be placed in the roll-off dumpsters at the recycling drop-off locations.

Paper Products:

  • Newspaper
  • Office Paper - including those with staples, windows and sticky backing
  • Junk Mail
  • Phone Books
  • Magazines 
  • Paper Board (broken down) - none soiled by food or lined with wax
  • Card Board (broken down) - none soiled by food or lined with wax

Aluminum cans

Steel and Tin cans - please rinse them first

Hard Plastics:

  • Plastics Labeled 1-7 - please rinse them first
  • Plastic drink bottles
  • Milk jugs
  • Butter tubs
  • Water jugs (labeled 2 HDPE Natural on the bottom)
  • Detergent jugs
  • Orange juice jugs (labeled 2 HDPE Color on the bottom and 7)
  • Plastic blister packaging (labeled 3)
  • Plastic liter pop bottles (labeled 1 PETE on the bottom). Please remove caps and rinse.

Glass bottles

What Cannot Be Recycled At The Drop Off Locations?

  • Shredded paper

  •  Plastic bags

  • Large plastic storage tubs

  • Intermingled trash.

Questions or wanting more information? Contact the City of Westminster, 303-658-2400

Curbside Recycling

All licensed collection companies must provide recycling at the curb to ALL customers of the following materials:  

  • Aluminum                    

  • Cardboard                  

  • Glass

  • Magazines                    

  • Newspaper                  

  • Office Paper/Junk Mail

  • Paperboard                  

  • Phonebooks                

  • Plastics #1 - #7

  • Tin