Grand reopening! The Douglas County School district has approved the reopening of the Community Recycling Center on Sat, July 11. We will be open 10AM to noon as usual, but will close earlier if the bins fill up. To keep our volunteers and clients safe, please wear a face mask and gloves, and observe 6-foot distancing. Do not arrive before 10AM, since we will be enforcing single file access to the bins - cars must line up, one at a time come up to the bins to dump, and the next car cannot approach until the car ahead is leaving.  Please strictly observe the rules for what can be recycled: clean paper (but no shredded material!), clean cardboard (no dirty pizza boxes!), metal beverage and food cans (no hangers or pots!) , plastics labeled 1 -7 (no bags!), and glass beverage and food containers. Anything that cannot be recycled must go home with you. And please limit the amount of material you bring to recycle, since many people will be waiting to recycle their material. Note that all services depend on us having enough volunteers to staff the yard.

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Who We Are 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.

WhenEvery Saturday from 10 am - 12 pm. These hours are effective now (2020).  Note that the site must close early if the bins fill up before noon.

Where701 Prairie Hawk Drive, at the southwest corner of Wolfensberger Rd. and Prairie Hawk Drive, Castle Rock. We share the parking lot with the Douglas County School District's West Support Center.

Volunteers needed! We ask for one 2-hour commitment per month. If interested please send an email to communityrecyclingcenter@gmail.com 

Recycling Events:
NOTE: This information changes without notice. Please look up the site, contact them, and do not expect total accuracy here.

Douglas County Household Chemical Roundup 2020:

Douglas County Electronics recycling events 2020:

IREA customer paper shredding and secure disposal 2020:

Recycling Resources:
NOTE: This information changes without notice. Please look up the site, contact them, and do not expect total accuracy here.

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

TriCounty Health Department, serving Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas Counties, has a well-maintained website with lots of info.
  •     Local recycling guide: https://www.tchd.org/599/A-to-Z-Recycle-Guide
Household Chemical Waste local collection events:  TBD
Paint disposal near Castle Rock:  http://www.greensheenpaint.com/paint-disposal-castlerock.php

Electronics e-cycling:  (Go to the websites and search for your location.)
  • 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 and etc.: 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
Hard to recycle items, drop-off for a fee: 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/

Recycling Items We Accept:
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Phone books
  • Paperback books
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminum foil (clean) and cans
  • Tin and steel cans
  • Cardboard (please collapse boxes)
  • Paperboard (cereal boxes)
  • Office paper and envelopes (all colors)
  • Paper cardboard dairy and juice containers
  • Plastic bottles and containers #'s 1 - 7
  • Aerosol spray cans (need to be empty and punctured)
    Note: All glass, foil, steel and tin containers must be thoroughly rinsed; no food residue. 

Items We Do Not Accept:
  • Plastic bags (can go to any grocery store)
  • Large dog and cat food bags
  • Pizza boxes contaminated with grease 
  • Shredded paper
  • Hardbound books
  • Construction materials
  • Plumbing parts
  • Medical waste
  • Aerosol spray paint cans
  • Plastic or wax covered cups
  • Organic waste
  • Polystyrene materials including take out containers, packing/shipping materials, and cups
  • Ceramics (dishes, ovenware)
  • Heat resistant glass (Pyrex)
  • Mirror or window glass

Materials that can be recycled but we do not accept:

  • Batteries (AA, AAA, etc)  and light bulbs (CFL, Fluorescent tubes, etc.) - Batteries Plus, 4625 Trail Boss Dr. Castle Rock; small fee
  • Light bulbs (CFL's) - to closest Home Depot, Lowe's and Ace Hardware stores
  • Packing/shipping materials (peanuts, bubble wrap) - UPS Store, Castle Rock
  • Unused/unfinished prescription, nonprescription drugs - look for semi-annual collection opportunities
  • Paint cans with wet or dried on paint - look for semi-annual collection opportunities
  • Electronics - small fee
  • 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

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

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