Recycle Center

The Recycle Center in Glenwood Springs is located in the center of town at 1015 School Street. The Center can be reached by traveling westward (toward the Roaring Fork River) on 11th Street from Grand Avenue (turn at the 7-11).

Hours of Operation
  • Tuesday
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Recycle Containers
Recycling containers are conveniently located on the property with ramps for easy access and a large parking area for pulling up next to the site if you have heavy containers full of recyclables. There is an attendant on site to answer any questions you might have about recycling. There is a small office area located in the far building.

Please do not leave recyclables at the front gate when the center is closed.

Residential Recycling Guidelines
Please be aware that our acceptance guidelines are subject to change depending on what the end markets are accepting. We do not make the rules as to what is or is not acceptable, we just follow what we are told by the people at the end point.

  1. Commingles
  2. NewsPapers & Magazines
  3. Office Paper
  4. Cardboard boxes
  5. Phone books
  • Glass beverage containers - All Colors
  • Plastic Containers - #1 through #7
    Must be rinsed & empty
  • Cans - Steel, tin, and aluminum
  • Needles or other sharps!
  • Broken glass
  • Plastic bags
  • Lids of any
  • Plate glass
  • Aerosol cans or chemical bottles/oil containers
  • Metal other than cans
  • Plastic other than containers

Plastic Bags

We do not accept plastic bags at this facility.  Thank you for not leaving them in any of our seven containers or on the recycling grounds.  Please reuse or dispose of them properly.

Toxic and Hazardous Waste

No toxic or hazardous wastes accepted.  Used motor oil can be taken to any local lube shop or to Checker Auto Parts during regular business hours.

Questions or Concerns?

Please check with the attendant if you have questions concerning hard to recycle items such as electronics, batteries, etc.  

Electronic Waste

For information regarding the recycling of electronic waste please contact the Garfield County Landfill at 970-625-2516.