A - Z Recycle Guide

The A-Z Recycle Guide is a resource tool to locate outlets to recycle and properly dispose of hard-to-recycle items within the Tri-County area.
  
 

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Aerosol Cans
Household Chemical Roundup Events - Adams and Douglas Counties
720-200-1592
Website
Notes: Call to verify the Household Chemical Roundup (HCR) event dates and times. Aerosol cans containing propellant are explosive if crushed or incinerated, and should not be placed in the trash. If you no longer hear any hissing when you press the nozzle, the can is empty and may be recycled or thrown away. If you need to get rid of a non-hazardous, non-flammable product in an aerosol can, you may empty it by discharging the contents into a cardboard box or paper bag while outdoors and in a well-ventilated area. Full or partially empty aerosol cans should be disposed of through a household hazardous waste collection program.
 
Air Conditioners

Rocky Mountain Recycling

6510 Brighton Blvd. 
Commerce City, CO 80022
303-288-6868
Website
Notes: Accepts all major appliances, and most small (non-plastic) appliances for recycling. Refrigerated units must be drained of all chlorofluorocarbon (CFC's) and tagged before delivery. Capacitors in the air conditioner must also be removed. Call for further information. 

Antifreeze
Household Chemical Roundup Events - Adams and Douglas Counties 

720-200-1592
Website


Notes: Do not mix antifreeze with used oil or other substances.
 
Clear Choice Antifreeze Recycling
303-227-9900
Website
Notes: Call to find a drop off location near you. Clear Choice Antifreeze is remanufactured from reclaimed antifreeze. 


Appliances

Bud's Warehouse
4455 East 46th Avenue
Denver, CO 80216
303-296-3990
Website
Notes: A nonprofit organization that accepts usable and working building and renovation materials such as cabinets, appliances, tile, carpet, hardware, light fixtures, doors, windows, bath tubs, sinks for reuse. Call for details or to arrange a free pickup for your donation.
 
Ecoprojex
3750 Dacoro Lane Suite 155
Castle Rock, CO 80109
720-733-8700
Website
Notes: Provides pickup for all major working appliances less than seven years old, including A/C units, swamp coolers and hot water heaters. Certified to remove chlorofluorocarbon (CFC's). Call for fees and schedules.

Front Range Recycling Services LLC.
17255 East Wyoming Place
Aurora, CO 80017
303-588-0268 
Website
Notes: Offers free pickup of metal goods including those that contain refrigerants. EPA certified to evacuate refrigerants at no additional cost.  
  
Reliable Appliance 
988 Dayton Street 
Aurora, CO 80010
303-344-4014
Website
Notes: Accepts major kitchen and laundry appliances for refurbishing or recycling. Licensed to recycle freon. Drop off (free), or pickup also available. Will also pay cash for late model appliances.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore Home Improvement Outlet
1640 S Abilene St.
Aurora, CO 80012
720-904-6739
Website
Notes: Available for drop off or pick up.  Pick up service is free, but a $15 donation is very helpful in transport costs.
  
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Batteries
Household Chemical Roundup Events - Adams and Douglas Counties
720-200-1592
Website

  

Notes: Place button-style batteries on a piece of CLEAR tape small spaces apart from each other and affix another piece of tape over the top. Tape the positive and negative ends of the battery to prevent them from touching any metal or other batteries. 

Interstate All Battery Center 
5801 East County Line Pl #2 
Highlands Ranch, CO  80216
303-771-1107 
Website
Notes: Accepts car batteries, rechargeable, and alkaline. Contact Interstate Battery Center with other questions.

Batteries Plus
8202 S University Blvd
Centennial, CO 80122 
303-771-7112
Website
Notes: Accepts rechargeable batteries and lead-acid batteries. No fees for small quantities. Will also accept up to 2 pounds of Alkaline batteries for free and $1/pound for larger quantities. Call for details. 
 
Batteries Plus

994 S. Abilene St.
Aurora, CO 80012 
303-745-3333
Website
Notes: Accepts rechargeable batteries and lead-acid batteries. No fees for small quantities. Will also accept up to 2 pounds of Alkaline batteries for free and $1/pound for larger quantities. Call for details. 

Batteries Plus
8601 W. Cross Dr.
Littleton, CO 80123 
303-973-4000 
Website
Notes: Accepts rechargeable batteries and lead-acid batteries. No fees for small quantities. Will also accept up to 2 pounds of Alkaline batteries for free and $1/pound for larger quantities. Call for details. 
  
Batteries Plus
11355 S. Parker Road 
Parker, CO 80134
303-805-5822 
Website
Notes: Accepts rechargeable batteries and lead-acid batteries. No fees for small quantities. Will also accept up to 2 pounds of Alkaline batteries for free and $1/pound for larger quantities. Call for details. 
  
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Cooking Oil

Darling International Inc.
5701 York St.
Denver, CO 80216 
303-295-7551 
   
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DVD's and Cases
Green Disk

Technotrash Pack-IT Service
1-800-305-DISK (3475) 
 Website
   
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Electronics


Blue Star Recyclers
953 Decatur Street
Denver, CO 80204
303-534-1667
Website

Best Buy Stores 
Website
Notes: Takes back electronics for a fee. Acceptable Tube TV’s: 32 inches or less. Call your local store or visit the website for more information. 
 
Electronic Recyclers International Inc. 
3250 Abilene Street
Aurora, CO 80011 
1-800-374-3473 (ERI-DIRECT)
Website
 
Gone for Good
101 Kalamath Street
Denver, CO 80223
303-736-2387
Website
Notes: Hours are Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm. Available for pickup service or see website for drop-off fees.
  
Metech Recycling 
500 W 53rd Pl
Denver, CO 80216 
720-377-7700 
Website 

Techno Rescue
797 Peoria Street Unit #15
Aurora, CO 80011
303-482-2207
Website
Notes: Drop-off for most electronics is free. Pickup services available for a charge. Call or visit website for more details. 

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Fire Extinguishers
Cintas Fire Protection 
3745 E. 50th Ave.
Denver, CO 80216
303-321-0345
Accepts fire extinguishers for recycling and recharging for a fee. Call first

Sentry Fire and Safety
1294 S. Inca St.
Denver, CO 80223
1-800-479-2712
Recycles fire extinguishers at $4.00 per item. Or they can be recharged for a fee.

Simplex Grinnell Fire Extinguishers
6240 Smith Rd.
Denver, CO 80207
303-355-0500
Recharges fire extinguishers for a fee. There is no fee for recycling fire extinguishers if dropped off. Commercial customers call for pricing for recycling and pick-up.
 
Florescent Bulbs
Facility Solutions Group
5050 Osage Street
Denver, CO 20221
303-295-1800
Website
Notes: Light bulbs must be boxed. Florescent tubes are $0.11/foot and compact florescent light-bulbs (CFL) are $0.46 each.

Household Chemical Roundup Events - Adams and Douglas Counties
720-200-1592
Website
Notes: Please do not bring broken bulbs.

Home Improvement Stores – Examples are Home Depot, Lowes, and Ace Hardware stores 
Notes: Look for the CFL bins at the front of the store. 

Florescent Tubes:

  
Batteries Plus 
8202 S University Blvd
Centennial, CO 80122 
303-771-7112
Website
Notes: Do not accept 8ft-10ft bulbs. All acceptable florescent tubes are $0.50/foot. 
  
Batteries Plus
994 S. Abilene St.
Aurora, CO 80012 
303-745-3333
Website
Notes: Do not accept 8ft-10ft bulbs. All acceptable florescent tubes are $0.50/foot. 
  
Batteries Plus

8601 W. Cross Dr.
Littleton, CO 80123 
303-973-4000
Website
Notes: Do not accept 8ft-10ft bulbs. All acceptable florescent tubes are $0.50/foot. 
 
Batteries Plus
11355 S. Parker Road 
Parker, CO 80134
303-805-5822 
Website
 Notes: Do not accept 8ft-10ft bulbs. All acceptable florescent tubes are $0.50/foot.
  
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Light Bulbs
See Florescent Bulbs for Compact Florescent Light-bulbs (CFLs) or Florescent Tubes.   
 
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Mattresses and Box Springs

Spring Back Colorado Inc. 
3875 Steele Street
Denver, CO 80205
720-515-1328 
Website
Notes: Spring Back Colorado recycles mattresses and box springs. Call for more information about dropping off at their location or to schedule a pick up. 
 

Medication

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) - Medication Take-Back Program
303-692-2903
Website

Notes: Effective July 1, 2016 only select law enforcement agencies and Walgreen locations are able to accept medication/pharmaceutical waste. Please follow link to find a list of drop-off locations in the State of Colorado. For more information about proper disposal of medication visit the following link: Pharmaceutical Fact Sheet or the CDPHE website.

 
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Oil
Household Chemical Roundup Events - Adams and Douglas Counties
720-200-1592
Website
Notes: Do not mix oil with antifreeze or other substances.
 

Check with auto parts stores or service stations - Examples are Auto Zone, Napa Auto, O'Reilly Auto etc.
 
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Paint

PaintCare
Website
Notes: Effective July 1, 2015 paint stewardship Senate Bill 14-029 became law to provide drop-off locations for Colorado residents. Please visit the above PaintCare website (www.paintcare.org) and type in your zip code to find the most current paint drop-off sites in your area.

Household Chemical Roundup Events - Adams and Douglas Counties
720-200-1592
Website
Notes: During the Household Chemical Roundup events oil-based and latex paint are accepted for proper disposal and recycling. Do not mix oil and latex paint.



GreenSheen
1281 W. Dartmouth Ave.
Englewood, CO 80110 
303-718-4094
 
Website
Notes: GreenSheen only accepts latex paint for recycling. Pricing is by weight. Call GreenSheen for more details.
 
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Sharps
Colorado Medical Waste Inc.

3131 Oakland Street
Aurora, CO 80010
303-794-5716
Website
Notes: Sharps need to be contained in an HDPE #2 stamped plastic container with a lid securely closed (see the following pictures for examples of the #2 stamp and acceptable containers). Unused pharmaceuticals in sharps cannot be accepted. Sharps must be empty. Please dispose of unused liquid at one of these locations: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/medication-take-back-program-collection-boxes

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