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

Frequently Asked Questions - Environmental Sustainability
Waste

Q: I need to set up trash/recycling service at my house - how do I get started?

A: 

In Colorado Springs, trash removal and recycling are not municipally provided services, yet, you'll find that all of the largest haulers located here offer curbside, single-stream reycling - you just have to ask!  Here are a few local service providers to get you started: 
 

Service Provider

Address

City

State

Zip

Phone

Website

Rocky Mtn. Disposal

PO Box 1430

Colorado Springs

CO

80901

719-492-2050

www.rockymtndisposal.com

Bestway Disposal

650 Santa Fe St.

Colorado Springs

CO

80903

719-633-8709

www.bestwaydisposal.com

Waste Systems, Inc.

4040 Clearview Frontage Rd

Colorado Springs

CO

80911

719-390-5097

www.wastesysinc.com

Waste Connections Colorado Springs

7770 Palmer Park Dr.

Colorado Springs

CO

80951

719-591-5000

www.wcsprings.com

Springs Waste Systems

1990 Reliable Circle

Colorado Springs

CO

80906

719-634-7177

www.springswaste.com

Waste Management Recycle America

602 4th Street

Colorado Springs

CO

80907

719-633-0426

www.wm.com 



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Q: I have a large item that can't be recycled, how do I dispose of it properly?

A: 

If you have an oversized trash load one week, or a large non-recyclable item (such as a couch) you can:

1.  Be sure that it can't be recycled - visit the El Paso County Hazardous Waste Website
2.  Try to repurpose it on Freecycle
3.  Contact your residential waste hauling service provider, they will often accept larger loads/items for an extra charge.
4.  Take the item(s) to a landfill or transfer station

LANDFILLS
1010 Blaney Road, Colorado Springs 683-2600
8925 Rancho Colorado Blvd, Fountain 382-8383
10000 Squirrel Creek Road, Fountain 382-9661

TRANSFER STATIONS
856 N. Washington 481-2340
543 Air Lane 574-8989
1965 Commercial Blvd 576-9175
3650 Bradley Rd 390-1859

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 live, work, or play near a waterway and would like to help keep it clean, what can I do?

A: 

The City of Colorado Springs Stormwater Engineering Department has a new Adopt-A-Waterway program for individuals, businesses, neighborhoods, schools, churches, etc. to take an active role in keeping our waters clean.  For more information about this program click here.



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Q: Where can I properly dispose of my household hazardous waste?

A: 

Take your household hazardous wastes to the County facility at 3255 Akers Dr, 719-520-7878.  They are open Monday-Friday 7am-5pm and 2nd Saturdays each month from 9am-1pm.

Anything marked "caution," "keep out of reach of children," "danger," "poison," "hazardous," "flammable," "harmful or fatal if swallowed," "causes severe burns on contact," "do not use near heat or flame," "vapor harmful," "eye and skin irritant," or "use in a well-ventilated area" should be considered hazardous.


Use safety precautions when using, storing, or disposing of hazardous products. 

Waste must be in labeled, non-leaking containers that can be left at the site.

Accepted materials include: paint, stains, solvents, fertilizers, ammonia, bleach, propane takns, automotive fluids, electronics, medical waste, etc.  They do NOT accept asbestos or tires.

For additional information about the Hazardous Waste Facility, check out  the El Paso County Recycling Directory HERE.



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Q: Where can I take my old cell phones for proper disposal/recycling?

A: 

Bring your old/broken cell phones to the following locations for proper disposal:
Check out this MAP for the location in your neighborhood. 

Location Name Address City State Zip Phone
Cheyenne Mtn Zoo 4250 Cheyenne Mtn Zoo Rd Colorado Springs CO 80906 633-9925
TESSA, Myron Stratton Campus 2525 Hwy 115 & S Nevada Ave Bldg 435 Colorado Springs CO 80906 633-1463
Walmart 8250 Razor Back Rd Colorado Springs CO 80920 593-2300
Walmart 5550 E Woodmen Rd Colorado Springs CO 80920 531-6471
Walmart 1575 Space Center Dr Colorado Springs CO 80915 597-7414
Walmart 3201 E Platte Ave Colorado Springs CO 80909 578-9164
Walmart 707 8th St Colorado Springs CO 80905 633-0736 

For information on other recycling programs visit the El Paso County Environmental Division page HERE.

 



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Q: Where can I get rid of or purchase gently used items such as clothing, books, and construction materials?

A: 

There are numerous consignment, second-hand, and thrift stores in Colorado Springs where you can find clothing, household items, furniture, gifts, and more.  Check out the  MAP or list below to find ones in your neighborhood.

Location Name Address City State     Zip
2nd Chance Shop 833 S Circle Dr Colorado Springs CO 80910
A to Z Thrift Store 4853 N Academy Blvd, Suite A Colorado Springs CO 80918
ARC Thrift Store 4402 Austin Bluffs Pkwy Colorado Springs CO 80918
ARC Thrift Store 2780 S Academy Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80916
ARC Thrift Store 1830 W Uintah Colorado Springs CO 80904
ARC Thrift Store 7207 N Academy Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80920
Assistance League Thrift Shop 211 E Costilla St Colorado Springs CO 80903
Between Friends 6616 Delmonico Dr. Suite A Colorado Springs CO 80919
Broadmoor Consignment Store 1515 S 8th St Colorado Springs CO 80905
Business Furniture Systems 3709 E Platte Ave Colorado Springs CO 80909
Consignment of Collectiblese 5681 N Academy Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80918
Crossfire Mission Thrift Store 307 N Union Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80909
CSF Thrift Store 2444 E Platte Ave Colorado Springs CO 80909
Discover Goodwill North 1070 Kelly Johnson Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80920
Discover Goodwill North 2007 S Circle Dr Colorado Springs CO 80910
Discover Goodwill North 1460 Garden of the Gods Road Colorado Springs CO 80907
Discover Goodwill North 2307 W Colorado Ave Colorado Springs CO 80904
Discover Goodwill North 2655 Waynoka Pl Colorado Springs CO 80915
Discover Goodwill North 3506 N El Paso St Colorado Springs CO 80907
El Paso County HHWF 3255 Akers Dr Colorado Springs CO 80922
Encore Consignment 2218 E Pikes Peak Ave Colorado Springs CO 80909
Everything for kids 4110 Austin Bluffs Pkwy Colorado Springs CO 80918
Eve's Revolution 1312 W Colorado Ave Colorado Springs CO 80904
Fountain Valley Thrift 109 Kiva Rd Colorado Springs CO 80911
Full Figure Resale Shop 1512 N Academy Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80909
Gallery 719 7864 N Academy Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80920
Helping Hands Thrift Store 800 Hackberry Dr Colorado Springs CO 80911
I Saw it First 104 E Cheyenne Rd Colorado Springs CO 80906
Leasures Treasures 2801 W Colorado Ave Colorado Springs CO 80904
Leechpit 802 N Nevada Colorado Springs CO 80903
Lucy's Consignment 318 E Colorado Ave Colorado Springs CO 80903
Lucy's Consignment Paradise 3373 N Academy Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80917
Open Door Vintage Clothing 1232 W Colorado Ave Colorado Springs CO 80904
Peterson Air Force Base Thrift Shop Building 615 Colorado Springs CO 80914
Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity ReStore 411 S Wahsatch St Colorado Springs CO 80903
PPLD Briargate Branch 9745 Briar Village Point, Suite 100 Colorado Springs CO 80920
PPLD East Branch 5550 N Union Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80918
PPLD Cheyenne Mountain Branch 1785 S 8th St, Suite 100 Colorado Springs CO 80905
PPLD Old Colorado City Branch 2418 W Pikes Peak Ave Colorado Springs CO 80904
PPLD Penrose Branch 20 N Cascade Ave  Colorado Springs CO 80903
PPLD Rockrimmon Branch 832 Village Center Dr Colorado Springs CO 80919
PPLD Ruth Holley Branch 685 N Murray Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80915
PPLD Sand Creek Branch 1821 S Academy Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80916
Plato's Closet 925 N Academy Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80909
Play It Again Sports 1033 N Academy Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80909
Play It Again Sports 5338 Montebello Ln Colorado Springs CO 80918
Repeat Performance 829 N Union Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80909
Re-Ride Consignment Western 2626 E Platte Ave Colorado Springs CO 80909
Salvation Army Thrift Store 3955 Tutt Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80922
Thrift House 1027 S Tejon St Colorado Springs CO 80903
Thrifty Ricky's 3530 Hartsock Ln Colorado Springs CO 80917
USE Again Building Materials 506 W Cucharras St Colorado Springs CO 80905 

For additional information and links visit the El Paso County Environmental Division's website



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Q: Where can I recycle my construction waste?

A: 

 Construction materials can be taken to the following locations on this  MAP or listed below:

Location Name Address City State Zip Phone
Asphalt Recovery Specialists, Inc 5565 E Bijou St Colorado Springs CO 80916 597-1963
One Nation Walking Together 45-A Commerce St Colorado Springs CO 80907 329-0251
Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity ReStore 411 S Wahsatch Ave Colorado Springs CO 80903 667-0840
Recycled Aggregate Products 2255 E Las Vegas St Colorado Springs CO 80906 575-0785
Rocky Mtn Materials & Asphalt, Inc 1910 Rand Ave Colorado Springs CO 80905 473-3100
Rocky Top Resources 1755 E Las Vegas St Colorado Springs CO 80906 579-9103
Use Again Building Materials 506 W Cucharras St Colorado Springs CO 80905 473-2150

Learn more about recycling on the El Paso County Environmental Division's website.



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Q: I have some unused paint/cleaners in my garage, where can I take them?

A: 

El Paso County's Household Hazardous Waste facility accepts new and useable products including paints, cleaners, and other chemicals.  These are available for FREE to citizens of El Paso and Teller Counties. 
The facility is open M-Th 7am-5pm and the 2nd Saturday of each month from 9am-1pm.
The facility is located at 3255 Akers Drive 80922, 719-520-7878.

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 bubble wrap, styrofoam, packing peanuts and other packing materials?

A: 

Any of these retailers will accept various packing materials.  View the map HERE and the  list below:

Location Name Address Zip Phone Type
Maggie's Shipping Shope 330 E Costilla St 80903 578-8654 Bubble wrap, molded styrofoam, flat sheets, packing peanuts
Mail Center 6547 N Academy Blvd 80918 594-4743 Bubble wrap, packing peanuts
Navis Pack & Ship Center 4604 Northpark Dr 80918 633-2988 Bubble wramp, molded styrofoam, packing peanuts
Pak Mail 1042 W Baptist Rd 80921 481-6700 Bubble wramp, molded styrofoam, packing peanuts
Pak Mail 4419 Centennial Blvd 80907 593-1212 Bubble wrap, packing peanuts
Pak Mail 1837 S Nevada Ave 80905 473-4545 Bubble wrap, flat sheets, packing peanuts
Postal Annex Plus 3472 Research Pkwy #104 80920 282-6699 Bubble wrap, packing peanuts
Postnet 3232 Centennial Blvd 80907 634-2300 Packing peanuts
Tegrant Corp 1100 W Garden of the gods Rd 80907 598-0602 Molded styrofoam
UPS Store 6660 Delmonico Dr  80919 592-1778 Bubble Wrap, molded styrofoam, packing peanuts
UPS Store 3578 Hartsel Dr Unit E 80920 260-6666 Bubble Wrap, molded styrofoam, packing peanuts
UPS Store 6050 Stetson Hills Blvd 80923 591-7360 Bubble wrap, packing peanuts
UPS Store 4164 Austin Bluffs Pkwy 80918 260-1797 Bubble wramp, molded styrofoam, packing peanuts
UPS Store 3355 N Academy Blvd 80917 597-4355 Packing peanuts
UPS Store 2910 N Powers Blvd 80922 572-8018 Bubble wrap, packing peanuts
UPS Store 1670 E Cheyenne Mtn Blvd 80906 540-0595 Bubble wrap, molded styrofoam, flat sheets, packing peanuts
UPS Store 445 E Cheyenne Mtn Blvd 80906 576-2880 Bubble wrap, molded styrofoam, flat sheets, packing peanuts 

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



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