Recycling & Disposal Centers

A number of recycling centers are available throughout the city for specialty items. The following information offers a guide to local centers. Because these vendors are not affiliated with the city and are privately owned operations, their information may change at any time. We suggest calling ahead.

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Aluminum Cans
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King Soopers17171 S. Golden Rd., Golden
Appliances
Washing machines, dryers, refrigerators, dish washers, etc.
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Golden Recycling (303) 957-08084370 Kendricks St., Golden
Unwanted Appliances (888) 886-82984370 Kendrick St, Golden
Habitat Home Improvement Outlet (303) 421-190810625 W. I-70 Frontage Rd., Wheat Ridge
Automotive Waste
Used oil, antifreeze, batteries, etc.
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Rooney Road Recycling Center Drop-off or pick-up by appointment only (303) 316-6262 (Small co-pay charged)151 South Rooney Rd., Jefferson Co.
O’Reilly Auto Parts Free drop off at metro-area stores17505 S. Golden Rd., Golden
Batteries
Alkaline batteries can be disposed of in your trash.
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Radio Shack (Ni-Cd Batteries only, no charge)17211 S. Golden Rd. #110, Golden
Rooney Road Recycling Center Ni-Cd, lead acid, lithium and alkaline batteries, Drop-off or pick up by appointment only. (303) 316-6262 (Small co-pay charged)151 South Rooney Rd., Jefferson Co.
Golden Recycling Car batteries only (303) 957-08084370 Kendricks St., Golden
Staples Rechargeable batteries, (303) 278-425816630 West Colfax, Golden
Building Materials, New and Used Tools, Furniture, Applicances, Hardware, Fixtures, Paint
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Habitat Home Improvement Outlet (303) 421-190810625 W. I-70 Frontage Rd., Wheat Ridge
Business Chemicals
Small quantity generators
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Rooney Road Recycling Center. Businesses who are small quantity generators of hazardous waste are welcome, and charged for disposal according to the type and amount of waste. (303) 316-6262151 South Rooney Rd., Jefferson Co.
Christmas Trees
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Christmas tree recycling is provided by the City of Golden Forestry Division. Program details are distributed every December in the Golden informer.Dates and locations published every December in the “Golden Informer.” Contact the City Forrester at (303) 384-8141 with additional questions.
Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs
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Home Depot Unwanted or non-functioning CFLs may be taken to the returns desk at any Home Depot for free recycling. The CFLs must be intact and not broken into pieces.16900 W. Colfax Ave., Golden
Electronic Waste
Computers, monitors, TV’s, microwaves, electronics, etc. Electronic waste is now classified by Colorado Law as a hazardous waste. Businesses are required to dispose of electronic waste accordingly. Residents are encouraged to do so, but are not required to by law at this time.
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Rooney Road Recycling Center Drop-off or pick up by appointment only (303) 316-6262
(A per item fee is charged to cover the cost of disposal)
151 South Rooney Rd., Jefferson Co.
Action Recycling (303) 424-16007610 W. 42nd Ave., Wheat Ridge
Staples (303) 278-4258 Free recycling of desktops, laptops, monitors, printers, shredders, UPS devices, computer peripherals, and small office electronics such as mobile phones, GPS, and digital cameras. Cannot accept televisions, appliances, floor model copiers, stereo equipment, alkaline batteries, and certain other household electronics. Limit of 6 items per customer per day.16630 West Colfax, Golden
Best Buy accepts TV and video components (tube TVs up to 32″ only), computers & tablets, cell phones & radios, appliances (vacuums & fans only), ink & toner, rechargeable batteries (no alkaline), audio, music, & movies, video games & gadgets, cameras & camcorders, car audio, video & gps units.1400 Denver West Blvd, Lakewood
Household Chemicals
Paint, cleaner, oil, antifreeze, pesticides, etc.
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Rooney Road Recycling Center Drop-off or pick up by appointment only (303) 316-6262. (Small co-pay charged)151 South Rooney Rd., Jefferson Co.
Household Recyclables
Mixed paper, including newspaper, magazines, junk mail, catalogs, office paper as well as steel (tin) and aluminum cans, Plastics #1 through #7, all colors of glass, cardboard, phonebooks and paperboard.
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Golden Recycling Center. The Center is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. Bins are picked up daily, Monday through Friday. Please use it, but do not abuse it, or it will be removed. The wind can be a real problem so please keep the lids closed on the dumpsters and do not leave any trash behind them. Thanks for your cooperation. HINT! The bins fill up fast on the weekends. The best days to leave materials are Tuesday through Friday.20041 Golden Gate Canyon Road, Golden
Ink & Toner Cartridges
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Staples (303) 278-425816630 West Colfax, Golden
Mattresses & Box Springs
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Spring Back Colorado (720) 515–1328 Mattress and Box Spring recycling. Per item fee. Pick-up available. Call for current pricing.4120 Brighton Boulevard Building A-46, Denver, CO 80216
Phone Books
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Golden Recycling Center. The Center is open from 7am to 7pm each day. Bins are picked up daily, Monday through Friday.  Please use it but do not abuse it or it will be removed. The wind can be a real problem so please keep the lids closed on the dumpsters and do not leave any trash behind. Thanks for your cooperation. HINT! The bins fill up fast on the weekends. The best days to leave materials are Tuesday through Friday.20041 Golden Gate Canyon Road, Golden
Plastic Bags
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King Soopers17171 S. Golden Rd., Golden
Safeway1701 Jackson St., Golden
Scrap MetalGolden Recycling (303) 957-08084370 Kendrick St., Golden, CO
Styrofoam/Polystyrene
Must be white, unprinted and clean, with no tape or other packing materials. Please bag smaller pieces. No packing peanuts, please!
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“Styrofoam Corral” behind the office of Golden Real Estate, 24/7.17695 South Golden Rd., Golden
Tree Slash and Yard Waste
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Clear Creek County accepts slash for a nominal fee for out of county residents. (303) 679-24821531 Soda Creek Road, Idaho Springs, CO
Pioneer Sand & Gravel (303) 279-47488080 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton
Jensen Sales Co. (303) 791-42507608 Highway 93, Golden, CO
Oxford Recycling – slash, concrete, asphalt (303) 762-11602400 W. Oxford, Englewood, CO
A1’s Organics Monaco Facility. The facility is not open on the weekend. (303) 710-93019109 Monaco St. Commerce City, CO 80022
Remote Slash drop off locations for mountain residents.
Unused Medication
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Unused Medication – Most prescription or over-the-counter medications, except narcotics or controlled substances.Directions: Various locations, including King Soopers at 3400 Youngfield Street, Wheat Ridge

Additional resources for recycling of out of the ordinary wastes can be found at www.ecocycle.org and www.colorado-recycles.org/
Any questions not answered here? Email Chris Naber or call (303) 384-8183.

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Golden was originally chosen as the territorial capital of Colorado in 1862.

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