Residential Recycling

Just put your recycle tote out next to your trash. We will pick it up 2x per month with your regular trash pick up.

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Unacceptable Recycling Items

Common Recycling Mistakes in Colorado Springs

Plastic Items NOT accepted:

  • NO shredded paper
  • NO plastic egg cartons
  • NO six pack ring holders
  • NO plastic plates
  • NO TYVEK (polyethylene fiber) plastic over night mailing folders.

There are some additional items that technology has not allowed us to recycle at this point.

Sometimes these items are multiple materials pressed together or they may contain materials that we are unable to handle.  The list below gives some items we cannot take.

  •   Plastic grocery bags, as they get caught in the processing equipment
  •   Any plastic with food waste on it
  •   Bags from inside paperboard containers such as inside a cereal box
  •   Automotive chemical containers such as motor oil or antifreeze
  •   Pesticide containers
  •   Ice Cream containers
  •   Styrofoam including packing peanuts
  •   Juice boxes
  •   Blister packs
  •   Zip-Lock bags
  •   Used Tissues

Acceptable Recycling Items


What Can I Recycle In My Cart or Bin in Colorado Springs

  • Newspaper (including inserts)
  • Office Paper
  • Brown Paper Bags
  • Plastic (#1 - #7)
  • Steel or Tin Cans
  • Detergent Bottles (Tide)
  • Magazines
  • Yogurt Containers
  • Vitamin Bottles
  • Corrugate Cardboard
  • Chipboard (Cereal & Tissue Boxes)
  • Phone Books
  • Aluminum Cans & Foil
  • Empty Aerosol Cans
  • Pie Tins
  • Plastic Milk Jugs
  • Bulk or Junk Mail
  • Butter Tubs