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
Service Center Directions
King Soopers 17171 S. Golden Rd., Golden
Appliances
Washing machines, dryers, refrigerators, dishwashers, etc.
Service Center Directions
Curbside Appliance Pick Up Program:  The City of Golden now offers curbside appliance recycling to all single family and townhomes in Golden. Acceptable appliances are limited to: washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, and full size stove/ovens. Items not listed here (including microwave ovens and small refrigerators) are not allowed and will not be picked up.

 

 

 

 

 

Habitat Home Improvement Outlet (303) 421-1908

Appliances should be set out in a driveway or in front or side areas of the yard not impeded by a fence or gate. Please do not place items in the street or sidewalk.
Each appliance must be clearly labeled, “for CITY OF GOLDEN RECYCLING”Please call (303) 953-5800 and leave your NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, AND TYPE OF APPLIANCE FOR PICKUP.Pickup is the following TUESDAY for calls received by Thursday of the prior week. Calls received after Thursday will be scheduled for the next week. City staff will call to confirm the datePlease place the item out by 8 a.m. 

10625 W. I-70 Frontage Rd., Wheat Ridge

SustainAbility  (303) 425-9226 6240 W. 54th Ave., Arvada
Anything Goes (303) 947-7100 2900 Denargo Market, Denver
Automotive Waste
Used motor oil, antifreeze, batteries, etc.
Service Center Directions
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 stores 17505 S. Golden Rd., Golden
Batteries
Alkaline batteries can be disposed of in your trash.
Service Center Directions
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.
Staples Rechargeable batteries, (303) 278-4258 16630 West Colfax, Golden
Building Materials, New and Used Tools, Furniture, Appliances, Hardware, Fixtures, Paint
Service Center Directions
Habitat Home Improvement Outlet (303) 421-1908 10625 W. I-70 Frontage Rd., Wheat Ridge
Business Chemicals
Small quantity generators
Service Center Directions
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) 316-6262 151 South Rooney Rd., Jefferson Co.
Christmas Trees
Service Center Directions
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
Service Center Directions
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. Waste haulers will not accept these items in the trash and may charge a fee for separate pick up.
Service Center Directions
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) 424-1600 7610 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.
Service Center Directions
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.
Service Center Directions
H2R Center – (303) 425-9226
H2R Center – (303)-424-1719
Golden Recycling Center – Closed due to misuse
6240 W. 54th Ave Arvada, CO 80002
1270 S. Bannock St. Denver, CO 80223
Ink & Toner Cartridges
Service Center Directions
Staples (303) 278-4258 16630 West Colfax, Golden
Mattresses & Box Springs
Service Center Directions
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
Plastic Bags
Service Center Directions
King Soopers 17171 S. Golden Rd., Golden
Safeway 1701 Jackson St., Golden
Styrofoam/Polystyrene
Must be white, unprinted and clean, with no tape or other packing materials. Please bag smaller pieces. No packing peanuts, please!
Service Center Directions
“Styrofoam Corral” behind the office of Golden Real Estate, 24/7.

Rigid foam pieces can be placed recycling for City Waste & Recycling subscribers

17695 South Golden Rd., Golden

Alpine Waste recycling service only

Tree Slash and Yard Waste
Service Center Directions
Remote Slash drop off locations for mountain residents. Various Jeffco locations in the Summer
Pioneer Sand & Gravel (303) 279-4748 8080 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton
A1’s Organics Monaco Facility. The facility is not open on the weekend. (303) 710-9301 9109 Monaco St. Commerce City, CO 80022
Clear Creek County accepts slash for a nominal fee for out of county residents. (303) 679-2482  1531 Soda Creek Road, Idaho Springs, CO
Unused Medication
Service Center Directions
Unused Medication – Most prescription or over-the-counter medications, except narcotics or controlled substances. Golden Police Department, 911 10th St, Golden                                                Jeffco Sheriff’s Office Lobby, 200 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden
Jeffco Jail Lobby, 200 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden
King Soopers at 3400 Youngfield Street, Wheat Ridge
Used Kitchen Oil
Service Center Directions
Used cooking oil can be recycled at the Rooney Road Recycling Center. Drop-off or pick up by appointment only (303) 316-6262. (Small co-pay charged) 151 S. Rooney Rd., Jefferson Co.

 

Additional resources for recycling of out of the ordinary wastes can be found at www.ecocycle.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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