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 (2019).  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 

Other Recycling Events and 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 County Commissioners office: 303-660-7401.

TriCounty Health:  www.TCHD.org
  TCHD serves Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas Counties, provides many useful services, and keeps their website current!
Local recycling guide: https://www.tchd.org/599/A-to-Z-Recycle-Guide
Household Chemical Waste local collection events: https://www.tchd.org/250/Home-Chemical-Waste

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 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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