Common Recycling



​"Common recyclables" are the common recyclable materials that you use
everyday, such as glass bottles, office paper, cardboard, and some plastics.
These materials must be pre-sorted before arrive at our ARVADA site.

Click HERE for info on single stream recycling at

the Denver drop-off 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

No fee for individual materials after paying the $2 entrance fee

$2 entrance fee covers one car/pickup truck worth of common recycling (with the exception of cardboard boxes) & many hard-2-recycle items

Cardboard is a fee of $2.00 per 10 corrugated cardboard boxes.

We will not accept more than one car load of cardboard per

customer, per day

Please separate materials into the following categories BEFORE arriving at our Arvada drop off site

Upon arriving at the site, place materials in correct collection bins. No appointment necessary

(must be separated)


NO containers that

have held corrosive

or acidic chemicals

including fertilizers 


We charge $2.00 per 10 cardboard boxes