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City of Colorado Springs / Environmental Sustainability / Frequently Asked Questions / Recycling

Frequently Asked Questions - Environmental Sustainability
Recycling

Q: How do I include recycling/composting at my Colorado Springs event?

A: 

Tips for effective waste management at events:

  • Make sure guest receptacles are placed near high volume areas: bars, beverage carts, kitchens, food bussing areas, food stalls, etc. 
  • Locate recycling/trash/compost receptacles together for effective collection and efficient use of staff/volunteer time. Receptacles will fill up less quickly so you can empty them less often. (A lone recycling container will just fill up with trash and a lone trash container will just fill up with recyclables.)
  • Empty receptacles regularly. If a trash or recycling receptacle overflows, attendees will start using any available container for any material.
  • Consider the enhanced public image of hosting an eco-friendly event and contract with vendors able to minimize their waste and only provide attendees with recyclable and/or compostable food packaging (i.e. not Styrofoam). Make your vendors are aware of what you expect from them. Need to provide them with resouces for compostable products?
  • To minimize your need and cost for trash and recycling services, contract with food vendors who offer low-waste food (food you eat with your hands), such as hot dogs, pizza, pretzels, and popsicles.
  • Use good signage or volunteers to help people sort correctly. Waste providers in Colorado Springs can provide you with labeled containers. Some can also provide enhanced signage. It should be clear what items are recyclable/compostable – use graphics and bilingual language when possible. (If a recycling container is over 50% contaminated, its contents will go to the landfill.)
  • Reminders (signs posted at the venue, live stage announcements and messages in event programs or promotional materials) help reinforce the litter-free and recycling/composting message.
  • Plastic bags are not recyclable. Materials being recycled need to be freed from any plastic bag, which can either be thrown away or reused. Compostable bags are available, if needed. Only compostable bags may be disposed of in composting containers.   
  • Train staff/volunteers for duties – particularly the cleanup crew. A day of great recycling efforts can be obliterated if the cleanup crew has not been trained.


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Q: What are the recycling rates in El Paso County?

A: 

According to a 2011 report "Rethinking Recycling in El Paso County" our rates are as follows:



For more information, contact  or call 520-7879.


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Q: Were can I recycle newspaper?

A: 

There are many locations in Colorado Springs that will accept newspaper for recycling.  See the   MAP or the list below for locations near you.

Location Name Address
A Better Tomorrow Recycling 2512 Weston Rd
Albertson's 4405 Centennial Blvd
Bestway Transfer Station 543 Air Lane 
Black Forest Lutheran 12455 Black Forest Rd
Black Forest Square 11425 Black Forest Rd
Carmel Middle School 1740 Pepperwood Dr
Central United Methodist 4373 Galley Rd
Chateau Apartments 355 S Union Blvd
Colorado Springs Masonic 1150 Panorama Dr
Colorado Springs Shrine 6  S 33rd St
El Paso County HHWF 3255 Akers Dr
Georgetown Square 1917 N Academy Blvd
Gorman Middle School 2883 S Circle Dr
Harrison High School 2755 Janitell Rd
Holy Apostles 4925 N Carefree Cir
Horizon Middle School 1750 Piros Dr
King Soopers 3250 Centennial Blvd
King Soopers 6930 N Academy Blvd
King Soopers 6030 Stetson Hills Blvd
King Soopers 1750 W Uintah St
King Soopers 2910 S Academy Blvd
Life Skills Center 1810 Eastlake
Pikes Peak United Methodist 2927 W Pikes Peak Ave
Pinello Elementary 2515 Cody Dr
Retired Enlisted Association 834 Emory Cir
Skyway Village 864 Oxford Ln
St Paul's United Methodist 2111 Carlton Ave
Stratmoor Hills United 1705 Cheyenne Meadows Rd
Temple Shalom 1523 E Moument St
Time Warner 2221 Bijou St
Walmart 1575 Space Center Dr
Walmart 707 8th St
Walmart 3201 E Platte Ave
Walt Fortman Library 501 E Iowa Ave
Wasson High School 2115 Afton Way
Waste Connections of Colorado, Inc 3650 Bradley Rd
Waste Management - Recycle America 602 E 4th St
Webster Elementary 445 Jersey Lane
Western Scrap Processing 3315 S Drennan Industrial Loop 

 Note: This material was generated from the El Paso County Recycling Directory.  For questions and more information click here.



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Q: How do I recycle C&D in Colorado Springs?

A: 

Construction and Demolition Recycling links:
  • Rocky Top Resources - most yard waste such as branches, logs, pine needles, grass, leaves, sod, fencing (as long as it is not stained, painted, or treated) and dirt. Remade into mulch and compost.
  • Recycled Aggregate Products Co - for a price (less than the landfill, based on size, cleanliness and amount of embedded metal), takes concrete, asphalt and brick. Remade into road base, road aggregate, and backfill material.  
  • The Restore - Construction materials in re-sellable condition may be donated to support local Habitat for Humanity homes. They sell the items back to the public at steep discounts.
  • Various metal recyclers - Will pay for metal (aluminum, copper/brass, stainless steel, ferrous) items, such as appliances and broken equipment, that are no less than 40% metal.
  • Asphalt roofing shingles - Asphalt Recovery Specialists, 5565 E Bijou Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80916 Phone: 719-597-1963


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Q: Where can I recycle my used car battery?

A: 

Take your used or damaged car batteries to any of the following shops for safe disposal.  Check out this   MAP for locations near you.  Some will pay you $$ for your batteries too!

Location Name Address City State Zip Phone
Advance Auto Parts 1595 Briargate Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80920 548-1115
Advance Auto Parts 4175 Austin Bluffs Pkwy Colorado Springs CO 80918 599-9696
Advance Auto Parts 3784 E Pikes Peak Ave Colorado Springs CO 80909 574-1950
Advance Auto Parts 2250 S. Academy Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80916 573-0056
Advance Auto Parts 2930 N. Nevada Ave Colorado Springs CO 80907 471-1010
Advance Auto Parts 651 S 21st St Colorado Springs CO 80904 633-0107
Al De Mark Auto Service 402 S. Tejon St Colorado Springs CO 80903 632-1554
American Battery Corp 2342 E Platte Ave Colorado Springs CO 80909 578-9121
Auto Tech Plaza 425 W. Fillmore St Colorado Springs CO 80907 520-5777
Auto Tech Plaza 2353 E Platte Ave Colorado Springs CO 80909 632-8939
Auto Tech Plaza 1525 S 21st St Colorado Springs CO 80904 475-9424
Auto Zone 4125 Austin Bluffs Pkwy Colorado Springs CO 80918 531-9611
Auto Zone 5792 Palmer Park Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80915 380-8025
Auto Zone 2455 E Platte Ave Colorado Springs CO 80909 475-1000
Auto Zone 1899 S Academy Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80916 574-9684
Auto Zone 505 S 8th St Colorado Springs CO 80905 471-1000
Checker Auto Parts 1716 E Woodmen Rd Colorado Springs CO 80920 532-0029
Checker Auto Parts 433 E Fillmore St Colorado Springs CO 80907 473-1308
Checker Auto Parts 403 S 26th St Colorado Springs CO 80904 634-2235
Checker Auto Parts 3720 Betty Dr Colorado Springs CO 80917 574-1062
Checker Auto Parts 991 N Circle Dr Colorado Springs CO 80909 597-9280
Checker Auto Parts 1410 Ainsworth St. Colorado Springs CO 80915 597-5364
Checker Auto Parts 1848 S Academy Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80916 574-2114
Checker Auto Parts 141 Old Broadmoor Rd Colorado Springs CO 80906 578-1543
El Paso County HHWF 3255 Akers Dr Colorado Springs CO 80922 520-7878
Hensley Battery & Electrics 4865 E Galley Rd Colorado Springs CO 80915 573-4663
Hensley Battery & Electrics 2526 E Platte Ave Colorado Springs CO 80909 632-1343
NAPA Auto Parts 3999 N Academy Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80917 574-1650
NAPA Auto Parts 610 E Fillmore St Colorado Springs CO 80907 634-2811
NAPA Auto Parts 750 Abbot Ln Colorado Springs CO 80905 632-4616
NAPA Auto Parts 755 S Academy Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80910 622-1805
Sims Metal Management, Inc 2690 E Las Vegas St Colorado Springs CO 80906 392-1126 

Note: This material was generated from the El Paso County Recycling Directory.  For questions and more information click here.

 



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Q: Can I recycle my porcelain toilet?

A: 

Yes you can!

Toilets can be dropped off at the County Household Hazardous Waste Facility, 2355 Akers Dr M-F 7am-5pm and 2nd Saturdays of each month 9am-1pm.

They are crushed up by Colorado Springs Utilities and used as a road base - saving environmental resources, reducing waste to landfill, and avoiding costs for new aggregate.

Note: This material was generated from the El Paso County Recycling Directory.  For questions and more information click here.



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Q: How do I recycle office paper and junkmail?

A: 

It is good to recycle your junk mail...but even better to stop getting it.
-Ask retailers directly to opt out of their mailings
-Ask the credit bureau to opt out of pre screened offers, www.optoutprescreen.com or call 1-800-OptOut(567-8688)
-Control unsolicited mail at www.stopjunkmail.org

To recycle yours, take it to the following places or check out this   MAP for places near you.

Location Name Address City State Zip
Albertson's 4405 Centennial Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80907
Bestway Transfer Station 543 Air Lane  Colorado Springs CO 80929
Black Forest Lutheran 12455 Black Forest Rd Colorado Springs CO 80908
Black Forest Square 11425 Black Forest Rd Colorado Springs CO 80908
Carmel Middle School 1740 Pepperwood Dr Colorado Springs CO 80910
Central United Methodist 4373 Galley Rd Colorado Springs CO 80915
Chateau Apartments 355 S Union Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80910
Colorado Springs Masonic 1150 Panorama Dr Colorado Springs CO 80904
Colorado Springs Shrine 6  S 33rd St Colorado Springs CO 80904
El Paso County HHWF 3255 Akers Dr Colorado Springs CO 80922
Georgetown Square 1917 N Academy Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80909
Gorman Middle School 2883 S Circle Dr Colorado Springs CO 80906
Harrison High School 2755 Janitell Rd Colorado Springs CO 80906
Holy Apostles 4925 N Carefree Cir Colorado Springs CO 80917
Horizon Middle School 1750 Piros Dr Colorado Springs CO 80915
King Soopers 3250 Centennial Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80907
King Soopers 6930 N Academy Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80918
King Soopers 6030 Stetson Hills Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80923
King Soopers 1750 W Uintah St Colorado Springs CO 80904
Life Skills Center 1810 Eastlake Colorado Springs CO 80910
Pikes Peak United Methodist 2927 W Pikes Peak Ave Colorado Springs CO 80904
Pinello Elementary 2515 Cody Dr Colorado Springs CO 80911
Retired Enlisted Association 834 Emory Cir Colorado Springs CO 80915
Skyway Village 864 Oxford Ln Colorado Springs CO 80905
St Paul's United Methodist 2111 Carlton Ave Colorado Springs CO 80909
Stratmoor Hills United 1705 Cheyenne Meadows Rd Colorado Springs CO 80906
Temple Shalom 1523 E Moument St Colorado Springs CO 80909
Time Warner 2221 Bijou St Colorado Springs CO 80904
Walmart 1575 Space Center Dr Colorado Springs CO 80915
Walmart 3201 E Platte Ave Colorado Springs CO 80909
Walt Fortman Library 501 E Iowa Ave Colorado Springs CO 80817
Wasson High School 2115 Afton Way Colorado Springs CO 80909
Webster Elementary 445 Jersey Lane Colorado Springs CO 80911
Western Scrap Processing 3315 S Drennan Industrial Loop Colorado Springs CO 80910 

Note: This information was generated from the El Paso County Recycling Directory.  For more information click HERE.



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Q: Where can I recycle my shoes in Colorado Springs?

A: 

Boulder Running Company 3659 Austin Bluffs Parkway 80918  278-3535

Runner's Roost 121 N. Tejon Street 80903  632-2633



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Q: Where can I drop off my used antifreeze?

A: 

Antifreeze may be dropped off at any of these locations for recycling.  Check out the MAP for locations near you.

Location Name Address Phone
Al De Mark Auto Service 402 S. Tejon St 632-1554
All Around Antifreeze 1484 Woolsley Hts 471-2119
Auto Tech Plaza 425 W. Fillmore St 520-5777
Auto Tech Plaza 2353 E Platte Ave 632-8939
Auto Tech Plaza 1525 S 21st St 475-9424
El Paso County HHWF 3255 Akers Dr 520-7878
Wright Way Antifreeze Recycling 121 Walnut St 633-7146
Wright Way Antifreeze Recycling 835 Garner St 633-7176 

Note: This material was generated from the El Paso County Recycling Directory.  For questions and more information click here. 
 



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Q: Where can I go to drop off multiple types of recycling for no charge?

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All of the waste haulers operating withing the city offer single-stream, curbside recycling for an incremental cost increase to regular trash service - just call and ask. 

Alternatively, there are several drop-off locations throughout the community where you can take almost everything (plastic, glass, paper, aluminum, cardboard, etc.) for free including:

 

Location Name Address
A Better Tomorrow Recycling 2512 Weston Rd
Albertson's 4405 Centennial Blvd
Bestway Transfer Station 543 Air Lane 
Black Forest Lutheran 12455 Black Forest Rd
Black Forest Square 11425 Black Forest Rd
El Paso County HHWF 3255 Akers Dr
Gorman Middle School 2883 S Circle Dr
Holy Apostles 4925 N Carefree Cir
Horizon Middle School 1750 Piros Dr
King Soopers 3250 Centennial Blvd
King Soopers 6930 N Academy Blvd
King Soopers 6030 Stetson Hills Blvd
King Soopers 1750 W Uintah St
Life Skills Center 1810 Eastlake
Pikes Peak United Methodist 2927 W Pikes Peak Ave
Pinello Elementary 2515 Cody Dr
Retired Enlisted Association 834 Emory Cir
Skyway Village 864 Oxford Ln
Speedy Recycling Inc 2720 Wheeler Ave
Walt Fortman Library 501 E Iowa Ave
Wasson High School 2115 Afton Way
Waste Connections of Colorado, Inc 3650 Bradley Rd
Waste Management - Recycle America 602 E 4th St
Western Scrap Processing 3315 S Drennan Industrial Loop 

For a MAP of these areas, click  here.

 



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Q: Where can I recycle aluminum in Colorado Springs?

A: 

Here's a   map of aluminum recycling locations in Colorado Springs.  See full list below as well.

Location Name Address Zip Phone Website
A Better Tomorrow Recycling 2512 Weston Rd 80910 360-2252 www.abettertomorrowrecycling.com
Albertson's 4405 Centennial Blvd 80907 593-8805 www.albertsons.com
Albertson's 8750 N Union Blvd 80920 282-9066 www.albertsons.com
Albertson's 455 E Cheyenne Mtn Blvd 80906 576-3310 www.albertsons.com
All-Aluminum and Metals Recycling, Inc 412 E Cheyenne Rd 80905 635-4556  
Bestway Transfer Station 543 Air Lane  80929 574-8989 www.bestwaydisposal.com
Black Forest Lutheran 12455 Black Forest Rd 80908    
Black Forest Square 11425 Black Forest Rd 80908    
Carmel Middle School 1740 Pepperwood Dr 80910    
Central United Methodist 4373 Galley Rd 80915    
Chateau Apartments 355 S Union Blvd 80910    
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo 4250 Cheyenne Mtn Zoo Rd 80906 633-9925 www.cmzoo.org
Colorado Springs Masonic 1150 Panorama Dr 80904    
Colorado Springs Shrine 6  S 33rd St 80904    
El Paso County HHWF 3255 Akers Dr 80922 520-7878  
Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region 610 Abbot Ln 80905 473-1741 www.hsppr.org
King Soopers 3250 Centennial Blvd 80907 866-6645 www.kingsoopers.com
King Soopers 3570 Hartsel Dr 80920 590-1099 www.kingsoopers.com
King Soopers 6930 N Academy Blvd 80918 598-5177 www.kingsoopers.com
King Soopers 6030 Stetson Hills Blvd 80923 598-5177 www.kingsoopers.com
King Soopers 2910 S Academy Blvd 80916 393-9622 www.kingsoopers.com
Pikes Peak United Methodist 2927 W Pikes Peak Ave 80904    
Pinello Elementary 2515 Cody Dr 80911    
Retired Enlisted Association 834 Emory Cir 80915    
Sims Metal Management, Inc 2690 E Las Vegas St 80906 392-1126 www.simsmm.com
Speedy Recycling Inc 2720 Wheeler Ave 80904 636-1406  
St Paul's United Methodist 2111 Carlton Ave 80909    
Stratmoor Hills United 1705 Cheyenne Meadows Rd 80906    
Temple Shalom 1523 E Moument St 80909    
Time Warner 2221 Bijou St 80904    
Walt Fortman Library 501 E Iowa Ave 80817    
Wasson High School 2115 Afton Way 80909    
Waste Connections of Colorado, Inc 3650 Bradley Rd 80911 390-1859 www.wcsprings.com
Waste Management - Recycle America 602 E 4th St 80907 633-0955 www.recycleamerica.com
Western Scrap Processing 3315 S Drennan Industrial Loop 80910 390-7986 www.westersnscrap.com
Wise Recycling 1531 N. Union Blvd 80909     

Note: This material was generated from the El Paso County Recycling Directory.  For questions and more information click here.



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Q: Where can I recycle plastics #1-7?

A: 

In Colorado Springs, you can recycle any plastic containers with the numbers 1-7 on them through your local service provider and at these locations listed below or on this handy MAP.

Location Name Address
Bestway Transfer Station 543 Air Lane 
Black Forest Lutheran 12455 Black Forest Rd
Black Forest Square 11425 Black Forest Rd
Carmel Middle School 1740 Pepperwood Dr
Central United Methodist 4373 Galley Rd
Chateau Apartments 355 S Union Blvd
Colorado Springs Masonic 1150 Panorama Dr
Colorado Springs Shrine 6  S 33rd St
El Paso County HHWF 3255 Akers Dr
Georgetown Square 1917 N Academy Blvd
Gorman Middle School 2883 S Circle Dr
Harrison High School 2755 Janitell Rd
Holy Apostles 4925 N Carefree Cir
Horizon Middle School 1750 Piros Dr
King Soopers 3250 Centennial Blvd
Life Skills Center 1810 Eastlake
Pikes Peak United Methodist 2927 W Pikes Peak Ave
Pinello Elementary 2515 Cody Dr
Retired Enlisted Association 834 Emory Cir
Skyway Village 864 Oxford Ln
St Paul's United Methodist 2111 Carlton Ave
Stratmoor Hills United 1705 Cheyenne Meadows Rd
Temple Shalom 1523 E Moument St
Time Warner 2221 Bijou St
Walmart 3201 E Platte Ave
Walt Fortman Library 501 E Iowa Ave
Wasson High School 2115 Afton Way
Waste Connections of Colorado, Inc 3650 Bradley Rd
Waste Management - Recycle America 602 E 4th St
Webster Elementary 445 Jersey Lane, Colorado Springs, Co 80911

Note: This material was generated from the El Paso County Recycling Directory.  For questions and more information click here.



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Q: I have an old mattress - how can I dispose of it properly?

A: 

Take you old mattress to the following locations listed below for proper disposal:

Location Name Address City State Zip   Phone
A Better Tomorrow  2512 Weston Rd Colorado Springs CO 80910   360-2252
Springs Rescue Mission 1 W Las Vegas St Colorado Springs CO 80906   667-0564
Universal Green Recycling 3315 Drennan Industrail Loop N Colorado Springs CO 80910  
Western Scrap Processing 3315 Drennan Industrial Loop Colorado Springs CO 80910   390-7986 


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Q: I have a bunch of old holiday lights - where can I take them for recycling?

A: 

Bring your old Christmas lights to these locations for recycling.  Check out this   MAP for the location nearest you.

Location Name Address City State Zip Phone
Ace Hardware (Nov/Dec) 4201 Centennial Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80907 955-0428
Ace Hardware (Nov/Dec) 3640 Austin Bluffs Pkwy Colorado Springs CO 80918 266-4367
Ace Hardware (Nov/Dec) 1830 W Uintah St Colorado Springs CO 80904 227-7134
Ace Hardware (Nov/Dec) 1225 N Circle Colorado Springs CO 80909 550-3702
Ace Hardware (Nov/Dec) 2300 N Wahsatch Ave Colorado Springs CO 80907 577-0051
Ace Hardware (Nov/Dec) 3279 S Academy Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80916 392-3888
Home Depot 7120 N Academy Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80920 531-6400
Home Depot 102 N Academy Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80909 573-7000
Home Depot 2250 Southgate Rd Colorado Springs CO 80906 471-0054
Lowes (Nov/Dec) 9555 N Union Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80918 799-1400
Lowes (Nov/Dec) 2945 New Center Pt Colorado Springs CO 80922 591-4614
Lowes (Nov/Dec) 4880 N Nevada Ave Colorado Springs CO 80918 799-4470 

Check out the Recycling Directory and other useful information on the El Paso County Environmental Divison's website.



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Q: Where can I take my printer cartridges for recycling or refilling in Colorado Springs?

A: 

Empty printer cartridges may be taken to the following locations listed below and on this   MAP for refilling or recycling.

Location Name Address City State Zip Phone
Best Buy 7675 N Academy Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80920 593-0414
Best Buy 3150 New Center Point Colorado Springs CO 80922 597-9519
Cartridge World 1737 Briargate Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80920 260-0710
Cartridge World 2868 N Powers Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80922 573-4000
Cheyenne Mtn Zoo 4250 Cheyenne Mtn Zoo Rd Colorado Springs CO 80906 633-9925
JetEx/Rapid Refill 17 N Circle Dr Colorado Springs CO 80909 578-5533
JetEx/Rapid Refill 555 S 8th St Colorado Springs CO 80905 635-8804
Laser Shop 4124 Austin Bluffs Pkwy Colorado Springs CO 80918 592-9115
Office Depot 1750 E Woodmen Rd Colorado Springs CO 80920 265-6230
Office Depot 707 8th St Colorado Springs CO 80905 633-0736

This information comes from the El Paso County Recycling Guide.  For more information click HERE.



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Q: I have some old eyeglasses, where can I take them to be recycled?

A: 

Check out this  MAP and the list below for places to take your old eyeglasses:

Location Name Address City State Zip Phone
Lenscrafters 1710 Briargate Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80920 266-8485
Lenscrafters 5759 N Academy Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80918 548-8650
Lenscrafters 750 Citadel Dr E  Colorado Springs CO 80909 591-0199
Pearle Vision Express 750 Citadel Dr E Colorado Springs CO 80909 550-0300
Sears Optical 1650 Briargate Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80920 593-4848
Sears Optical 100 Southgate Rd Colorado Springs CO 80906 579-6199
Sunglass Hut 1710 Briargate Blvd Suite 141 Colorado Springs CO 80920 598-4848
Sunglass Hut 750 Citadel Dr E Suite 1108 Colorado Springs CO 80909 574-2234
Target Optical 9670 Prominent Point Colorado Springs CO 80924 495-0856
Walmart 3201 E Platte Ave Colorado Springs CO 80909 578-9164
Walmart 8250 Razor Back Rd Colorado Springs CO 80920 593-2300
Walmart 1575 Space Center Dr Colorado Springs CO 80915 597-7414
Walmart 5550 E Woodmen Rd Colorado Springs CO 80920 531-6471
Walmart 707 8th St Colorado Springs CO 80905 633-0736 

This information comes from the El Paso County Recycling Directory.  Click here for additional information.



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Q: Where can I recycle my asphalt shingles?

A: 

Asphalt can be taken to:
Asphalt Recovery Specialists

2725 Akers Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80922
Steve Seder  719-597-1963

www.roofs2roadscolorado.org/collectionpts.php describes other dropoff locations around the state.



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Q: Where can I recycle my old appliances in Colorado Springs

A: 

The following businesses accept appliances for recycling.  Or click on this   MAP to find the closest one to your home.

Location Name Address City State Zip Phone
A Better Tomorrow Recycling 2512 Weston Rd Colorado Springs CO 80910 360-2252
All-Aluminum and Metals Recycling, Inc. 412 E. Cheyenne Rd Colorado Springs CO 80906 635-4556 
American Iron & Metal Co 3390 Drennan Industrial Loop S Colorado Springs CO 80910 635-4556
American Metals & Hubcaps 2441 Gunnison St. Colorado Springs CO 80909 360-0810
Bestway Transfer Station 543 Air Lane Colorado Springs CO 80929 574-8989
Blue Star Recyclers 690 Elkton Dr Unit B Colorado Springs CO 80907 597-6119
Colorado Industrial Recycling, Inc 2730 E. Las Vegas St Colorado Springs CO 80906 390-9500
Colorado Springs Landfill 1010 Blaney Rd Colorado Springs CO 80929 683-2600
Colorado Springs Transfer Station & Recycling Center 1965 Commercial Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80906 576-9175
Community Intersections 601 S Wahsatch Ave Suite B Colorado Springs CO 80903 219-3996
El Paso County HHWF 3255 Akers Dr Colorado Springs CO 80922 520-7878
Koscove Metal, Inc 431 W. Colorado Ave Colorado Springs CO 80905 636-3559
Mac Superstore 3646 New Center Pt Colorado Springs CO 80922 434-0770
P & L Scrap Iron & Metals, Inc 617 Gillette St Colorado Springs CO 80903 471-9876
Pam & Dan's Hauling 306 Loomis Ave Colorado Springs CO 80906 527-9988
Recycle Depot 2217 E Platte Ave Colorado Springs CO 80909 219-0679
Sims Metal Management, Inc 2690 E. Las Vegas St Colorado Springs CO 80906 471-9876
Speedy Recycling, Inc. 2720 Wheeler Ave Colorado Springs CO 80904 636-1406
Staples 4520 Centennial Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80919 598-3214
Staples 2955 New Center Point Colorado Springs CO 80922 591-6184
Waste Connections of Colorado Inc 3650 Bradley Rd Colorado Springs CO 80911 390-1859
Waste Management - Recycle America 602 E 4th St Colorado Springs CO 80907 633-0955
Western Scrap Processing 3315 Drennan Industrial Loop Colorado Springs CO 80910 390-7986
Wise Recycling 1531 N Union Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80909 471-0042

Note: This material was generated from the El Paso County Recycling Directory.  For questions and more information click here.



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Q: Where can I take my flourescent tubes for recycling?

A: 

The El Paso County Household Hazardous Waste Facility, located at 3255 Akers Drive will accept flourescent tubes (among many other items!) for recycling.

For additional information on the facility and to see the Recycling Directory click  HERE.



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Q: Where can I recycle magazines and catalogs?

A: 

Tip: Switch to an online version of your favorite publication to reduce your magazine waste.

Many residential haulers will accept magazines and catalogs for recycling.  Check out this nifty   map and you can drop them off at any of these locations:

Albertson's 4405 Centennial Blvd
Bestway Transfer Station 543 Air Lane 
Black Forest Lutheran 12455 Black Forest Rd
Black Forest Square 11425 Black Forest Rd
Carmel Middle School 1740 Pepperwood Dr
Central United Methodist 4373 Galley Rd
Chateau Apartments 355 S Union Blvd
Colorado Springs Masonic 1150 Panorama Dr
Colorado Springs Shrine 6  S 33rd St
El Paso County HHWF 3255 Akers Dr
Georgetown Square 1917 N Academy Blvd
Gorman Middle School 2883 S Circle Dr
Harrison High School 2755 Janitell Rd
Holy Apostles 4925 N Carefree Cir
Horizon Middle School 1750 Piros Dr
King Soopers 3250 Centennial Blvd
King Soopers 6930 N Academy Blvd
King Soopers 6030 Stetson Hills Blvd
King Soopers 1750 W Uintah St
Life Skills Center 1810 Eastlake
Pikes Peak United Methodist 2927 W Pikes Peak Ave
Pinello Elementary School 2515 Cody Dr
Retired Enlisted Association 834 Emory Cir
Skyway Village 864 Oxford Ln
St Paul's United Methodist 2111 Carlton Ave
Stratmoor Hills United 1705 Cheyenne Meadows Rd
Temple Shalom 1523 E Moument St
Time Warner 2221 Bijou St
Ute Pass Elementary 9230 Chipita Park Rd
Walmart 1575 Space Center Dr
Walmart 3201 E Platte Ave
Walmart 3201 E Platte Ave
Walt Fortman Library 501 E Iowa Ave
Wasson High School 2115 Afton Way
Waste Connections of Colorado, Inc 3650 Bradley Rd
Waste Management - Recycle America 602 E 4th St
Webster Elementary 445 Jersey Lane

Note: This material was generated from the El Paso County Recycling Directory.  For questions and more information click here.



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Q: Where do I recycle car tires?

A: 

Return used tires to retailers or wholesalers that recycle or retread them, or try:
 

Note: This material was generated from the El Paso County Recycling Directory.  For questions and more information click here.



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Q: How do I recycle in Colorado Springs?

A: 

All of the waste haulers operating within the City offer single-stream, curb-side recycling for an incremental cost increase to regular trash service. Or, there are several drop-off locations throughout the community.
Click here, for more information from the El Paso County Environmental Division, or check out this handy  map for general basic recycling locations throughout the city. 
Look for other types of recycling information on the Environmental Sustainability FAQ page.



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Q: I have some old linens, where can I take them?

A: 

Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region  610 Abbot Lane  80905  473-1741

Mill Dog Rescue Network 13030 Herring Rd  80908  495-7679

Wild Forever Foundation  911 S 8th Street Suite G  80905  475-9453



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Q: Where can I recycle my old electronics?

A: 

Electronics may be recycled at the following locations.  Check out this  MAP to find the closest dropoff place near you.

Location Name Address City State Zip Phone
A Better Tomorrow Recycling 2512 Weston Rd Colorado Springs CO 80910    360-2252
Best Buy 7675 N Academy Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80920    593-0414
Best Buy 3150 New Center Point Colorado Springs CO 80922    597-9519
Blue Star Recyclers 690 Elkton Dr Unit B Colorado Springs CO 80907    597-6119
Community Intersections 601 S Wahsatch Ave Suite B Colorado Springs CO 80903     219-3996
El Paso County HHWF 3255 Akers Dr Colorado Springs CO 80922     520-7878
Mac Superstore 3646 New Center Pt Colorado Springs CO 80922     434-0770
Recycle Depot 2217 E Platte Ave Colorado Springs CO 80909     219-0679
Staples 4520 Centennial Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80919     598-3214
Staples 2955 New Center Point Colorado Springs CO 80922     591-6184
Waste Management - Recycle America 602 E 4th St Colorado Springs CO 80907     633-0955
Western Scrap Processing 3315 Drennan Industrial Loop Colorado Springs CO 80910 

 390-   7986     

 

Note: This information was generated from the El Paso County's Recycling Directory.  For additional information click HERE.



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Q: I have several boxes of old holiday cards, birthday cards, etc. Do you have any suggestions, other than recycling as paper?

A: 

St. Jude's Ranch for Children has a Card Recycling Program (www.stjudesranch.org). You can send them to St. Jude's Ranch for Children, Card Recycling Program, 100 St. Jude's Street, Boulder City, NV 89005.



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Q: Where can I recycle glass?

A: 

Many local residential waste haulers accept glass.  Or check out this  MAP or the list below to drop it off.

Location Name Address
Bestway Transfer Station 543 Air Lane 
Black Forest Lutheran 12455 Black Forest Rd
Black Forest Square 11425 Black Forest Rd
Carmel Middle School 1740 Pepperwood Dr
Central United Methodist 4373 Galley Rd
Chateau Apartments 355 S Union Blvd
Colorado Springs Masonic 1150 Panorama Dr
Colorado Springs Shrine 6  S 33rd St
El Paso County HHWF 3255 Akers Dr
Georgetown Square 1917 N Academy Blvd
Gorman Middle School 2883 S Circle Dr
Harrison High School 2755 Janitell Rd
Holy Apostles 4925 N Carefree Cir
Horizon Middle School 1750 Piros Dr
Life Skills Center 1810 Eastlake
Pikes Peak United Methodist 2927 W Pikes Peak Ave
Pinello Elementary 2515 Cody Dr
Retired Enlisted Association 834 Emory Cir
Skyway Village 864 Oxford Ln
St Paul's United Methodist 2111 Carlton Ave
Stratmoor Hills United 1705 Cheyenne Meadows Rd
Temple Shalom 1523 E Moument St
Time Warner 2221 Bijou St
Walmart 3201 E Platte Ave
Walt Fortman Library 501 E Iowa Ave
Wasson High School 2115 Afton Way
Webster Elementary 445 Jersey Lane, Colorado Springs, Co 80911 

Note: This material was generated from the El Paso County Recycling Directory.  For questions and more information click here.



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Q: Where can I take an old propane cyclinder for recycling or refilling?

A: 

Take your propane cylinder to the following locations to recycle or refill:

All Rental Center, Inc. 4780 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs 80918  599-5118

Old Town Propane Company, 2725 W. Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs 80904  447-1555

El Paso County Household Hazardous Waste Facility, 3255 Akers Dr, Colorado Springs  80922  520-7878

Ferrellgas 8070 Industry Rd, Colorado Springs  80939, 260-0363

Glaser Gas, Inc., 215 Auburn Dr, Colorado Springs  80909, 596-4765

U Pump It  2555 Hancock Expressway  80910   635-8911

This information is from the El Paso County Recycling Directory, click HERE for more info.



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Q: Where can I recycle my plastic bags?

A: 

Plastic bags are accepted for recycling at any of the following locations.  Or check out this  MAP to find the dropoff point nearest you.

Location Name Address
A Better Tomorrow Recycling 2512 Weston Rd
Albertson's 4405 Centennial Blvd
Albertson's 8750 N Union Blvd
Albertson's 7055 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Albertson's 455 E Cheyenne Mtn Blvd
Black Forest Lutheran 12455 Black Forest Rd
Black Forest Square 11425 Black Forest Rd
Carmel Middle School 1740 Pepperwood Dr
Central United Methodist 4373 Galley Rd
Chateau Apartments 355 S Union Blvd
Colorado Springs Masonic 1150 Panorama Dr
Colorado Springs Shrine 6  S 33rd St
Georgetown Square 1917 N Academy Blvd
Gorman Middle School 2883 S Circle Dr
Harrison High School 2755 Janitell Rd
Holy Apostles 4925 N Carefree Cir
Horizon Middle School 1750 Piros Dr
King Soopers 3250 Centennial Blvd
King Soopers 9225 N Union Blvd
King Soopers 3570 Hartsel Dr
King Soopers 6930 N Academy Blvd
King Soopers 6030 Stetson Hills Blvd
King Soopers 1750 W Uintah St
King Soopers 2910 S Academy Blvd
Life Skills Center 1810 Eastlake
Pikes Peak United Methodist 2927 W Pikes Peak Ave
Pinello Elementary 2515 Cody Dr
Retired Enlisted Association 834 Emory Cir
Skyway Village 864 Oxford Ln
St Paul's United Methodist 2111 Carlton Ave
Stratmoor Hills United 1705 Cheyenne Meadows Rd
Temple Shalom 1523 E Moument St
Time Warner 2221 Bijou St
Walt Fortman Library 501 E Iowa Ave
Wasson High School
 
2115 Afton Way 

Note: Information was compiled from the El Paso County Recycling Directory.  Click HERE for more information.



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Q: How can I properly dispose of my household batteries?

A: 

If you have the choice, purchase rechargeable batteries - they last longer and can be easily recycled.

Household batteries can contain cadmium, mercury, copper, silver, zinc, lead, manganese, nickel, and lithium, which are hazardous materials and can harm humans, animals, and the environment.

Take them to the following locations listed below or on the MAP.

Location Name Address City State Zip Phone
Batteries Plus  3220 Austin Bluffs Pkwy Colorado Springs CO 80915 599-9557
Batteries Plus  1787 E Cheyenne Mtn Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80906 219-0323
Best Buy 7675 N Academy Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80920 593-0414
Best Buy 3150 New Center Point Colorado Springs CO 80922 597-9519
Cheyenne Mtn Zoo 4250 Cheyenne Mtn Zoo Rd Colorado Springs CO 80906 633-9925
El Paso County HHWF 3255 Akers Dr Colorado Springs CO 80922 520-7878
Office Depot 1750 E Woodmen Rd Colorado Springs CO 80920 265-6230
Recycle Depot 2217 E Platte Ave Colorado Springs CO 80909 219-0679
Staples 4520 Centennial Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80919 598-3214
Staples 2955 New Center Point Colorado Springs CO 80922 591-6184
Use Again Building Materials 506 W Cucharras St Colorado Springs CO 80905 473-2150
Walmart 3201 E Platte Ave Colorado Springs CO 80909 578-9164
Walmart 1575 Space Center Dr Colorado Springs CO 80915 597-7414
Western Scrap Processing 3315 Drennan Industrial Loop Colorado Springs CO 80910 390-7986 

This information was compiled from the El Paso County Recycling Directory.  For more information click here.



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Q: Where can I recycle metals in Colorado Springs?

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The following locations accept metals for recycling.  Some will even pay you for it!  You can also check this   MAP for locations nearest you.

Location Name Address Phone Website
All-Aluminum and Metals Recycling, Inc 412 E Cheyenne Rd 635-4556  
Bestway Transfer Station 543 Air Lane  574-8989 www.bestwaydisposal.com
El Paso County HHWF 3255 Akers Dr 520-7878  
Sims Metal Management, Inc 2690 E Las Vegas St 392-1126 www.simsmm.com
Speedy Recycling Inc 2720 Wheeler Ave 636-1406  
Waste Connections of Colorado, Inc 3650 Bradley Rd 390-1859 www.wcsprings.com
Waste Management - Recycle America 602 E 4th St 633-0955 www.recycleamerica.com
Western Scrap Processing 3315 S Drennan Industrial Loop 390-7986 www.westersnscrap.com

Note: This information was compiled from the El Paso County Recycling Directory.  For additional information, view that document HERE.



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Q: Where can I recycle my old phone books?

A: 

The places listed here and on this  MAP will accept phone books for recycling.

Location Name Address
A Better Tomorrow Recycling 2512 Weston Rd
Albertson's 4405 Centennial Blvd
Bestway Transfer Station 543 Air Lane 
El Paso County HHWF 3255 Akers Dr
King Soopers 3250 Centennial Blvd
King Soopers 6930 N Academy Blvd
King Soopers 6030 Stetson Hills Blvd
King Soopers 1750 W Uintah St
Speedy Recycling Inc 2720 Wheeler Ave
Waste Connections of Colorado, Inc 3650 Bradley Rd
Waste Management - Recycle America 602 E 4th St
Western Scrap Processing 3315 S Drennan Industrial Loop

Note: This information was compiled from the El Paso County Recycling Directory.  For additional information click HERE.  HERJer



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Q: Where can I recycle cardboard?

A: 

 Check out this   map or the list below to find places that will accept your cardboard for recycling.

Location Name Address
A Better Tomorrow Recycling 2512 Weston Rd
Albertson's 4405 Centennial Blvd
Albertson's 455 E Cheyenne Mtn Blvd
Bestway Transfer Station 543 Air Lane 
Black Forest Lutheran 12455 Black Forest Rd
Black Forest Square 11425 Black Forest Rd
Carmel Middle School 1740 Pepperwood Dr
Central United Methodist 4373 Galley Rd
Chateau Apartments 355 S Union Blvd
Colorado Springs Masonic 1150 Panorama Dr
Colorado Springs Shrine 6  S 33rd St
El Paso County HHWF 3255 Akers Dr
Georgetown Square 1917 N Academy Blvd
Gorman Middle School 2883 S Circle Dr
Harrison High School 2755 Janitell Rd
Holy Apostles 4925 N Carefree Cir
Horizon Middle School 1750 Piros Dr
King Soopers 3250 Centennial Blvd
Life Skills Center 1810 Eastlake
Pikes Peak United Methodist 2927 W Pikes Peak Ave
Pinello Elementary 2515 Cody Dr
Retired Enlisted Association 834 Emory Cir
Skyway Village 864 Oxford Ln
St Paul's United Methodist 2111 Carlton Ave
Stratmoor Hills United 1705 Cheyenne Meadows Rd
Temple Shalom 1523 E Moument St
Time Warner 2221 Bijou St
Walt Fortman Library 501 E Iowa Ave
Wasson High School 2115 Afton Way
Waste Connections of Colorado, Inc 3650 Bradley Rd
Waste Management - Recycle America 602 E 4th St
Western Scrap Processing 3315 S Drennan Industrial Loop 

Note: This material was generated from the El Paso County Recycling Directory.  For questions and more information click HERE.



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Q: Where can I take my motor oil for recycling?

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Take your used oil to any of the centers listed below for proper recycling.  Check out the   MAP for locations near you.

Advance Auto Parts 1595 Briargate Blvd 548-1115 www.advanceautoparts.com
Advance Auto Parts 4175 Austin Bluffs Pkwy 599-9696 www.advanceautoparts.com
Advance Auto Parts 3784 E Pikes Peak Ave 574-1950 www.advanceautoparts.com
Advance Auto Parts 2250 S. Academy Blvd 573-0056 www.advanceautoparts.com
Advance Auto Parts 2930 N. Nevada Ave 471-1010 www.advanceautoparts.com
Advance Auto Parts 651 S 21st St 633-0107 www.advanceautoparts.com
Al De Mark Auto Service 402 S. Tejon St 632-1554  
Auto Tech Plaza 425 W. Fillmore St 520-5777 www.autotechplaza.net
Auto Tech Plaza 2353 E Platte Ave 632-8939 www.autotechplaza.net
Auto Tech Plaza 1525 S 21st St 475-9424 www.autotechplaza.net
Auto Zone 4125 Austin Bluffs Pkwy 531-9611 www.autozone.com
Auto Zone 5792 Palmer Park Blvd 380-8025 www.autozone.com
Auto Zone 2455 E Platte Ave 475-1000 www.autozone.com
Auto Zone 1899 S Academy Blvd 574-9684 www.autozone.com
Auto Zone 505 S 8th St 471-1000 www.autozone.com
Checker Auto Parts 1716 E Woodmen Rd 532-0029 www.checkerautoparts.org
Checker Auto Parts 433 E Fillmore St 473-1308 www.checkerautoparts.org
Checker Auto Parts 403 S 26th St 634-2235 www.checkerautoparts.org
Checker Auto Parts 3720 Betty Dr 574-1062 www.checkerautoparts.org
Checker Auto Parts 991 N Circle Dr 597-9280 www.checkerautoparts.org
Checker Auto Parts 1410 Ainsworth  597-5364 www.checkerautoparts.org
Checker Auto Parts 1848 S Academy Blvd 574-2114 www.checkerautoparts.org
Checker Auto Parts 141 Old Broadmoor Rd 578-1543 www.checkerautoparts.org
El Paso County HHWF 3255 Akers Dr 520-7878 www.elpasoco.com

Note: This material was generated from the El Paso County Recycling Directory.  For questions and more information click HERE.
 



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Q: I have some plant pots from my gardening projects, where can I recycle those?

A: 

Any of the following retailers will accept your used nursery pots:

Location Name Address City State Zip Phone
Good Earth Garden Center 1330 N Walnut St Colorado Springs CO 80905 473-3399
Greenside Nursery 5055 List Dr Colorado Springs CO 80919 471-1090
Harding Nursery 721 N Powers Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80915 596-5712
Hillside Gardens and Events Center 1006 S Institute Ave Colorado Springs CO 80903 520-9463
Homestake Nursery 1816 N Marksheffel Rd Colorado Springs CO 80951 574-4850
Pikes Peak Nurseries 630 Abbot Ln Colorado Springs CO 80905 632-4751 


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