"Common recyclables" are the recyclable items that you use
everyday, such as glass bottles, office paper, cardboard, and some plastics.
These materials must be pre-sorted before arrive at our site.
Why do we ask you to sort?
The labor and technology costs of handling mixed recycling (single-stream) have risen to a level that has made sorting materials financially unsustainable for our business.
We are dedicated to continuing to offer a resource to our customers who are willing to sort their "common recycling" materials into separated categories. This change has already been made at several other CO drop off sites, and is a industry-wide trend that is a necessity to continue to offer affordable recycling options.
Given the changing international and domestic markets, recycling costs us money. In order to keep this site operating as a valuable resource to the Arvada and surrounding communities, we must continue to charge a small fee to cover our recycling and labor costs.
Pricing & Rules
Our common recycling area is SELF SERVICE. Upon arriving at the site, place SORTED materials in correct collection bins.
Place your fee in our outdoor fee collection box. To help this process run smoothly, please bring exact cash. If you do not have cash, we can accept credit cards or checks.
We charge a $2 entrance fee to drop-off common recycling (glass, paper, cardboard, plastic containers)
*note: this fee will be increasing to $3 on August 2, 2021
The $2 entrance fee covers two trash bags worth of common recycling, 20 cardboard boxes & many hard-2-recycle (H2R) items. Some H2R items incur extra fees. See H2R fees HERE
We have a limit of TWENTY cardboard boxes per customer, per day.
This is covered in the $2 entrance fee
Compost drop-off is a separate $2 fee
Please separate materials into the following categories before arriving at our drop-off site:
(must be separated by category)
20 box max
Wrapping paper okay-
NO METALLIC OR GLITTER PAPER