Recycling guidelines |

Recycling guidelines

The newly opened Recycling Center in Glenwood Springs is located in the center of town at 1015 School St. Get there by going west from Grand Avenue for three blocks on 11th Street.

The Recycling Center is open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Collection containers have ramps for easy access and a large parking area nearby for those with a heavy load of recyclables.

The center is attended during open hours. Check in at the office, in the far building, if you have questions concerning hard-to-recycle items such as electronics.

Call the center at 618-9117 during open hours, or leave an after-hours message at 384-6414.

The four large, green, recycle containers hold the following recyclables:

Comingled recyclables

Yes: Brown, green, and clear glass bottles and jars (no lids please), plastic bottles Nos. 1 and 2 (the numbers are located on the bottom of the containers inside a triangle), aluminum cans, foil and trays, steel and tin cans.

No: Plastic bags, plastic tubs or egg cartons, bubble wrap, lids of any kinds, plate glass, or aerosol cans. Please rinse all containers, remove lids and flatten.

Newspapers and magazines

Yes: Newspapers including the inserts, magazines and catalogs, slick (shiny) junk mail.

No: Phone books (there is a separate can for these), books, office paper, bundled or tied papers or plastic bags.

Office paper

Yes: Construction paper, blueprints, computer paper, shredded paper (staples are OK) and junk mail that is not slick (shiny).

No: Cardboard, plastic binders, plastic notebooks, plastic bags or plastic mailing envelopes.


Yes: Corrugated boxes broken down flat, brown paper bags, cereal boxes, general cardboard that is not waxed or plastic coated, dry food boxes and egg cartons.

No: Waxed or plastic-coated cardboard, food boxes made to go into the refrigerator or freezer (such as soda or beer boxes), plastic-lined cardboard, plastic bags, bubble wrap, or boxes not broken down.

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