Who does the PAYT program include?
  • All households within city limits should enroll. Services will be provided to residents that use individual, wheeled carts. Customers who do not select a service level will default to the medium trash with medium recycling option.
  • Mobile home parks and homeowner associations (HOAs) whose residents use individual accounts are included. 
    • Home Owners Associations (HOAs) and Property Managers, please contact us at 970-930-1411 for assistance on how best to enroll.
    • Associations with group contracts will have up to one year after program implementation (depending on existing contracts) to switch to the PAYT system.
    • HOA residents without a group contract for trash/recycling services should enroll now as individual households.
    • Associations with group water accounts may also enroll as a group PAYT account.
  • If your attached dwelling unit (ADU) currently has separate utility bills, it will also have separate trash and recycling service.
  • All short-term rentals in city limits are required to use the largest size option for trash and recycling.


  • Residents outside the city limits of Glenwood Springs 
  • Multi-family residences of eight units or more
  • Residential complexes that use a large shared dumpster to collect trash from multiple households
  • Businesses and commercial addresses

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1. Who does the PAYT program include?
2. Why is PAYT being implemented now?
3. What is the anticipated timeline on this process?
4. How will residents get new services?
5. What if I don’t sign up for service?
6. What is the plan for carts?
7. What is the pricing for carts?
8. What if I already have a wildlife resistant container?
9. How will billing for the new system work?
10. What if I take my trash to the Recycle Center/landfill/other and don’t need service?
11. What if I don’t want to recycle?
12. Can I opt out?
13. What if I have a problem with my cart?
14. Can I still get food waste and yard waste collected?
15. What happens if I put trash in my recycling cart?
16. What if I have more trash than fits in my cart?
17. Does PAYT include curbside organics (compostables) collection?
18. Non-eligible Service Addresses for PAYT
19. What do I do with yard waste?
20. What can be recycled in the curbside carts?