Recycle Center

Downtown Recycling Center is at 13th and Pitkin Avenue

NEW: Food Scrap drop-off is now available at the Recycling Center!  Bring all your food scraps including meat, dairy, and bones either in a reusable container that you can dump out or in a paper bag.  Food scraps will be composted at the South Canyon composting facility, and the compost made from them is available for purchase year-round at South Canyon for only $31.50 per ton.

The City of Glenwood Springs Recycling Center opened to the public on Tuesday December 8, 2020, reestablishing a convenient recycling center in downtown.  The Recycling Center is located at 102 13th St. and is adjacent to the Rio Grande Trail.   

  • The recycle center is closed on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays.
  • No after hours drop offs available. Please do not leave recyclables at the front gate when the Recycling Center or South Canyon Landfill is closed. The area is under video surveillance.
  • All recyclables must be clean.
  • Residential use only (not for business use).
  • No Styrofoam or plastic bags are accepted.

Textile Recycling
Individuals can recycle clothes, shoes, and other household textiles in the designated bins at the Downtown Recycle Center.

  • All items deposited in the collection bins must be clean, dry, and tied in a plastic bag. A sturdy plastic bag protects the items from dirt and simplifies handling.
  • Accepted items include clothes, shoes, and house textiles (tablecloths, towels, bedding, blankets, etc.). regardless of condition.
  • Unacceptable items include mattresses, furniture, appliances, carpet, and trash.

 Waste & Recycle Combination Program


Individuals may drop off 30 gallon bags of household trash for $4 each when also dropping off recyclables. 


Downtown Recycling Center

​102 13th St. 
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Adjacent to the Rio Grande Trail

Recycling Center Hours

Wednesday    8am - 5pm
Thursday        8am - 5pm
Friday             8am - 5pm
Saturday         8am - 5pm

The Recycle Center is closed on the following holidays:

New Years Day
Memorial Day
July 4th
Labor Day
Day After Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day

  1. Liz Mauro

    Landfill Manager

  1. Cardboard boxes
  3. GLASS
  4. Phone books/compostables
  5. Magazines, Newspaper & Office paper

Items Accepted:

  • Brown paper bags
  • Corrugated boxes broken down flat

Items Prohibited: 

  • Plastic bags
  • Bubble wrap
  • Boxes that are not broken down

Household Batteries

We accept residential batteries at the Recycle Center at no cost. Please note that vehicle batteries are not accepted at the Recycle Center, only the Landfill office.

Plastic Bags

We do not accept plastic bags at this facility. Thank you for not leaving them in any of our seven containers or on the recycling grounds. Please reuse or dispose of them properly. City Market and Wal-Mart have bag drop-offs.

Toxic and Hazardous Waste

No toxic or hazardous wastes accepted. Used motor oil can be taken to any local lube shop or to Checker Auto Parts during regular business hours.

Electronic Waste

We accept electronics, i.e., TV's, stereos, speakers, computer printers, and copy machines for a fee as established by the recycling agency. We accept light fixtures, i.e., incandescent bulbs, fluorescent, sodium, metal halide, for a fee. For more information regarding the recycling of electronic waste please contact the South Canyon Landfill at 970-945-5375.