Trash & Recycling Items A-L

Standard Trash Removal & Recycling

Standard trash removal and recycling is contracted on an individual basis with the various private trash/recycling companies in the region.

Aerosol Cans

Use up according to label instructions, give to someone who can use it, or take to a hazardous material collection program. For small amounts: In a well-ventilated area, while standing upwind, discharge all contents of the aerosol can into a cardboard box. Allow the box to dry completely. Discard the box and empty the aerosol can into the household trash.

Appliances

You can drop off appliances for free recycling at Go Recycle Now. See their website for more information.

Batteries

Type Location Phone Fee
Auto batteries Firestone Store 303-761-0940 Call for information
Rechargeable batteries
Ni-Cad (small, sealed, dry
cell only)
Radio Shack,
296 W Hampden
303-761-2278 No charge

Cell Phone Recycling

Donate your old cell phones to Gateway Shelter. We have a drop off box at the Village Center.

Electronics (TV, Computer Monitors, etc.)

Donate to someone who can use it, or take to a hazardous material collection program.
The City will sometimes take electronics from residents during its annual Spring Clean Up event. Click here for more information.

Eyeglass Recycling

Recycle your old eyeglasses at the Village Center. We have a Lion's Club eyeglass recycling box at our front desk.

Fluorescent Lamps

Your waste management company usually collects household quantities - check first.

Gasoline

Gasoline should never be poured down the drain, on the ground, or thrown in the trash. Contact Tri-County Health Department at 303-761-1340 to speak to a hazardous waste specialist.

Habitat for Humanity Home Improvement Outlets

Donate new and used building materials, including tools, furniture, appliances and more. Visit Habitat for Humanity website for locations and information.