Recycling Directory

Learn where to recycle or compost just about anything!

We have created an easy to use directory to help residents of the City and County of Denver learn where to recycle, compost, or dispose of various materials in Denver. Please note that while some of the drop-off centers may accept large quantities of materials, this information is intended primarily to facilitate the recycling of materials generated by households.


NEW: Denver Recycles Cherry Creek Recycling Drop-off

Free residential drop-off for bottles, cans, paper cardboard, food waste & yard debris.

Located at East Cherry Creek Drive South & South Quebec Street

Hours Open:  
Tuesdays - Fridays:  11 AM - 5:30 PM,
Saturdays: 9 AM - 3 PM
CLOSED on Sundays & Mondays
(Closed on all scheduled City Holidays)

The drop-off is open to Denver residents only, no commercial or landscaping company material will be accepted at this site. 

  • Bottles, Cans, Paper and Cardboard (all the same materials taken in Denver’s purple carts).  No plastic bags.
  • Yard debris including grass clippings, leaves and branches.
      • Branches no longer than 4 feet in length, no larger than 4 inches in diameter and no pieces weighing more than 50 pounds.
      • Maximum of 10 branch bundles per household per week.
      • Leaves and grass clippings will need to be emptied in green carts.
  • Food scraps and non-recyclable paper (napkins, paper towels, greasy pizza boxes).
  • Paper bags are okay, but again no plastic bags.
  • Trash, plastic bags, electronics, appliances, household hazardous waste, furniture, sod, dirt, rocks or other non-recyclable or non-compostable materials.
  • NO Commercial or landscaping company material accepted at this site.
For more information about the new drop-off facility call 311 (720-913-1311) or email
Denver Recycles.

About This Directory

This information was compiled by Denver Recycles, a program of Denver Public Works/Solid Waste Management. For additional recyclers in your area, search online. Any recycler wishing to be added to this list may contact Denver Recycles.

The information provided in this directory is compiled as a service to our residents. Please note that we have provided phone numbers and encourage you to call ahead to verify the location, materials collected and hours of operation.

A listing in this directory does not imply an endorsement of approval by Denver Recycles or the City and County of Denver. All businesses listed in the directory are responsible for complying with all applicable local, state and federal laws pertaining to recycling, waste disposal and environmental protection