Glenwood’s spring cleanup is under way

Staff Report

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — It is time again to take advantage of the city’s annual program and do some spring cleaning.

The city urges residents to note the zones and sequence change from year to year. The pick-ups began Monday and continue through April 24.


This service is only for residences within the city limits of Glenwood Springs. Anyone dumping debris from outside city limits will be issued a ticket and fined for illegal dumping.

No service is available to commercial properties.

Volume is limited to one dump truck load (approximately 5 cubic yards) per residence.

Hazardous items cannot be picked up (includes batteries, tires, paints, gas or air cylinders, gas tanks, sealed containers, waste motor oil, antifreeze, copiers, television sets or computer monitors.)

A Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is scheduled for April 26. Call 945-5375 for additional information or to make an appointment.

Refrigerated appliances will be picked up only if they have a “Freon Free” certificate properly attached.

Tree limbs should be cut into lengths not longer than six feet and stacked neatly and separated to be chipped.

Place recyclable materials such as wood products, metals and appliances in separate piles to assist in recycling as much material as possible.

Visit the City’s website at under “Headline News” for a full view of the large 2014 Spring Cleanup Map and Guidelines.


Place items out by 7 a.m. of the first day of clean up in your area. Place items in the street in front of your residence. Remember that community piles are not allowed.

Keep all debris separate from regular household trash containers so it will not interrupt regular trash service.

City crews will not go onto private property to pick up items.

City crews can make only one trip through each neighborhood, so it’s important that all items are ready by the start date for your area.

Do not place your items against any buildings or fences.

Do not place items out that you do not want removed: wheelbarrow, trashcans, tubs and the like, as all items in the pick-up area will be removed.

Do not place items on grass or landscaped area as machinery may cause damage.

The city will not be responsible for damage in these cases. For questions, call Public Works at 384-6379.

The following businesses (listings are not intended to be all-inclusive or endorsements) provide the indicated services. There may be a charge or specific collection criteria. Call the service provider for details:

WASTE OIL RECYCLING: Alpine Motors, 945-8541; Checker Auto Parts, 945-5365; Grease Monkey, 945-5015; Pit Stop, 945-1118; National Transmissions, 945-7541; Glenwood Shell, 945-8286; Jim’s Automotive, 945-5637.

LATEX PAINT RECYCLING: Habitat ReStore 7025 Highway 82, Glenwood Springs, 945-7733.

ELECTRONIC WASTE RECYCLING: South Canyon Landfill, 1205 County Road 134, 945-5375, Garfield County Road and Bridge, 945-1223.

For additional information on recycling, visit the following websites:

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