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Community Recycling Center

Founded in December 2010, Community Recycling Center is a volunteer organization that provides
free recycling to the residents of the Town of Castle Rock, Colorado and its surrounding communities.


Every Saturday from 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Note: the center will close early if the collection bins fill up before noon.


701 Prairie Hawk Drive, Castle Rock, CO 80109

We are at the southwest corner of Wolfensberger Road and Prairie Hawk Drive and share the parking lot with the Douglas County School District's West Support Center.

How to Recycle with Us:

Please review the list of items we accept and do not accept below carefully. We are open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Please follow the signs and traffic cones, and stay in line. Four vehicles at a time may pull up into designated spaces to park and bring approved recyclables to the collection bins. There are regularly six collection bins open at a time--three sets of two bins each, with one bin for cardboard only and the other bin for all other approved recyclables (single stream). Volunteers will be present to assist you if needed and to ensure that the items going into the collecition bins are acceptable.

If you are concerned about the lack of recycling locally, call the Douglas County Commissioners
at 303-660-7401.

Household Battery Recycling Event!

Saturday, June 11
10 a.m.–12:00 p.m.


Compost Service Information

May 14 & 28
10 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

We Accept

  • Newspapers

  • Magazines

  • Phone books

  • Paperback books

  • Glass bottles and jars

  • Aluminum foil (clean)
    and cans

  • Tin and steel cans

  • Cardboard (boxes must be flattened)

  • Paperboard (cereal boxes)

  • Office paper and envelopes

  • Paper cardboard dairy and juice containers

  • Plastic bottles and containers #'s 1–7

  • Aerosol spray cans (must be empty and punctured)

Note: All glass, foil, steel and tin containers must be rinsed; no food residue.

We Do Not Accept

  • Plastic bags

  • Dog and cat food bags

  • Greasy pizza boxes

  • Shredded paper

  • Hardbound books

  • Construction materials

  • Plumbing parts

  • Medical waste

  • Aerosol spray paint cans

  • Plastic or wax covered cups

  • Organic waste (compost)

  • Polystyrene materials including take-out containers, packing/ shipping materials, and cups

  • Styrofoam

  • Ceramics (dishes, ovenware)

  • Heat resistant glass (Pyrex)

  • Mirror or window glass

  • Scrap metals

  • Straws

  • Plastic forks, knives, spoons

  • Coat hangers

Please volunteer with us.

We are a completely volunteer-run organization. Without volunteers, the Castle Rock Community Recycling Center would not exist. We look for volunteers to work only one 2-hour shift per month. Please consider joining us and send an email to communityrecyclingcenter@gmail.com.


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Recycling Resources:

Note: This information changes without notice. Please contact site directly. There may be a fee to recycle some items and some items may not be recycleable.

TriCounty Health Department

  • Local recycling guide: https://www.tchd.org/599/A-to-Z-Recycle-Guide

Ecocycle (based in Boulder) recycling guide: http://ecocycle.org/a-zguide

Paint disposal (near Castle Rock): http://www.greensheenpaint.com/paint-disposal-castlerock.php


  • Douglas County 2020 Electronics recycling events: https://www.douglas.co.us/community-recycling-event/

  • https://www.colorado.gov/cdphe/ewaste

  • http://www.bluestarrecyclers.org/

Douglas County rural trash: http://www.douglas.co.us/land/rural-living/trash/

Douglas County recycling: http://www.douglas.co.us/recycling/

Douglas County Slash-Mulch: http://www.douglas.co.us/land/wildfire-mitigation/slash-mulch-program/

Appliances, scrap metal, aluminum windows, computers, brass, steel: Appliance Pick up. 720-435-7552

Styrofoam: HomeForFoam.com

Hard2Reycle: https://www.sustainability-recycling.com/hard-to-recycle

Environmental Recycling Hotline: 800-253-2687 or visit earth911.com

Denver Recycles: 720-865-6900 or 720-913-1311 outside Denver

Resource Central for recycling and reusing various materials: https://resourcecentral.org/

Materials that can be recycled but we do not accept:

  • Electronics Douglas County residents may now recycle their electronics for free at Techno Rescue (3251 Lewiston St, Suite 10, Aurora, CO). Please check their website at https://www.douglas.co.us/community-recycling/ for days and hours of operation and to view the list of acceptable and non-acceptable items before heading to the drop-off location. There is no limit on the number of household electronics.

  • Batteries (AA, AAA, etc) – Batteries Plus

  • Light bulbs (CFL's) Home Depot, Lowe's, Ace Hardware, and Batteries Plus

  • Packing/shipping materials (peanuts, bubble wrap) - UPS Store, Castle Rock

  • Drugs/Pharmaceuticals look for semi-annual collection opportunities

  • Metal – Metal Men metal recycling, 174 Caprice Ct, Castle Rock, CO, 720-215-1388

  • Paint cans with wet or dried on paint - look for semi-annual collection opportunities

  • Cassette tapes, CD's and DVD's - Best Buy

  • Automotive materials (e.g. batteries can be taken where batteries are purchased) - Checker and Auto Zone

  • Antifreeze - Grease Monkey stores

  • Scrap metal: Western Metals Recycling, 2100 W. Oxford Avenue, Englewood, 303-761-2681

For recycling of other types of waste not discussed here, go to Waste Management's Colorado site.