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.
Separate glass sorting starts November 18!
We now have a glass-only recycling bin at the center. The glass collected in this bin will be recycled and used in bottles and containers in Colorado. This is completely voluntary. Patrons who do not wish to separate their glass can still recycle it in the single-stream containers along with the rest of their recyclables.
Every Saturday from 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
The center will close early if the collection bins fill up before noon.
The center is open every week as scheduled unless posted in the banner above that it is closed. Please check the site regularly during inclement weather as the status may change with little notice if said weather forces an early closure.
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 options locally, call the Douglas County Commissioners office at 303-660-7401.
Glass bottles and jars
Aluminum foil (clean)
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 forks, knives, spoons
Dog and cat food bags
Greasy pizza boxes
Aerosol spray paint cans
Plastic or wax covered cups
Organic waste (compost)
Polystyrene materials including take-out containers, packing/ shipping materials, and cups
Ceramics (dishes, ovenware)
Heat resistant glass (Pyrex)
Mirror or window glass
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 email@example.com.
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/
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
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.