Recycle Reuse Guide

Recycle Reuse Guide

Douglas County Planning Services has identified recycling and reuse options available to Douglas County residents. This list is not all inclusive, and prices and products accepted are subject to change at any time and may vary by store location, so please contact the company or organization directly prior to bringing your items for recycling.

Regarding information that should be added to or removed from the list, contact the Department of Community Development at 303-660-7460 or email information to ksmith@douglas.co.us.

Recycle and Reuse Resource Guide

Here is a list of Recycle and Reuse items, please select the letter for each topic.

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Aluminum Cans

  • Check with your current trash collector as many of them also offer recycling services. You may also want to check with your Homeowners’ Association (HOA) as some homeowners pay for recycling services as part of their HOA dues. Here is a list of some of the company’s offering trash removal and recycling in Douglas County. This list is not all inclusive.
  • Call your local grocery store as some stores still accept aluminum cans.

    King Soopers

    • Castle Rock – 100 Founders Pkwy, Castle Rock, CO 80104 (Ph: 303-663-0177)
    • Castle Rock – 7284 Lagae Rd., Castle Rock, CO 80109 (Ph: 303-688-6200)
    • Highlands Ranch – 4000 Red Cedar Dr., Highlands Ranch, 80126 (Ph: 303-683-7383)
    • Highlands Ranch – 9551 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 (Ph: 303-470-3216)
    • Highlands Ranch – 8673 S. Quebec, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 (Ph: 303-683-4994)
    • Highlands Ranch – 2205 W. Wildcat Reserve Pk., Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 (Ph: 720-344-4503)
    • Littleton – 7901 S. Broadway St., Littleton, CO 80122 (Ph: 303-738-5700)
    • Littleton – 8126 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton, CO 80128 (Ph: 720-981-4391)
    • Parker – 12959 S. Parker Rd., Parker, CO 80134 (Ph: 303-840-1223)
    • Parker – 17031 Lincoln Ave., Parker, CO 80134 (Ph: 720-851-7750)

Safeway

    • Castle Rock – 880 S. Perry St., Castle Rock, CO 80104 (Ph: 303-688-5028)
    • Castle Pines – 560 E. Castle Pines Pkwy., Castle Rock, CO 80108 (Ph: 303-814-9429)
    • Littleton – 9255 S. Broadway, Littleton, CO 80129 (Ph: 303-683-1983)
    • Littleton – 8355 N. Rampart Range Rd., Littleton, CO 80125 (Ph: 303-972-8600)
    • Littleton – 181 W. Mineral Ave., Littleton, CO 80120 (Ph: 303-978-0184)
    • Lone Tree – 9229 E. Lincoln Ave., Lone Tree, CO 80124 (Ph: 303-649-9111)
    • Parker – 11051 S. Parker Rd., Parker, CO 80134 (Ph: 303-840-1604)
  • Sedalia Landfill - Accepts aluminum . The landfill includes a small self-service recycling center. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Closed Sundays. Hours are subject to change during winter months.
    • Sedalia – 5970 Highway 85, Sedalia, CO 80135 (Ph: 720-733-8584)

Appliances

  • 1-800-GOT-JUNK – It picks up a variety of appliances such as air conditioners, dishwashers, clothes dryers, drying cabinets, freezers, refrigerators, stoves, water heaters, washing machines, trash compactors and microwaves. Items that are picked up are recycled, donated or disposed of properly. Fees apply.
  • Best Buy – Best Buy will typically remove an appliance from your home for free when a replacement Best Buy product is delivered by Geek Squad® Home Theater or Best Buy® Home Delivery. Exclusions apply.
    • Lone Tree – 8682 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree, CO 80124 (Ph: 303-649-9474)
    • Parker – 11267 Pikes Peak Dr., Parker, CO 80138-7388 (Ph: 303-840-5501)
  • Habitat for Humanity Home Improvement Outlet – For a current list of items being accepted, visit their website and call 303-722-5863 before bringing donations as some items may be overstocked and not needed at that time. Donation line is 303-421-5300.
    • Denver – 70 Rio Grande Blvd., Denver, CO 80223 (Ph: 303-722-5863)
    • Denver – 7890 W. Quincy, Denver, CO 80123
  • My Auto Service Center – Call 303-469-2886 for a list of accepted items.
  • Non-usable appliances can be recycled as scrap metal after hazardous materials have been drained (see Hazardous Materials).
  • R2 Stewardship – R2 can drain and recycle Freon for a fee, if applicable.
    • Denver – 5971 Broadway St., Denver, CO 80216 (Ph: 303-781-1089)
    • Littleton – 5809 S. Broadway St., Littleton, CO 80121 (Ph: 303-794-3237)
  • Reusable appliances can often be donated to charitable organizations or thrift stores.
  • Salvation Army – Accepts a variety of appliances.
  • Unwanted Appliances – Items can be dropped off or picked up. Visit their website for fees or call 1-888-886-9268.
    • Drop-Off Site – 4370 Kendrick St., Golden, CO 80403 (Ph: 303-430-7142)
    • Outside Driveway Removal for Denver Metro South, Castel Rock and Parker – Wednesdays and Fridays

Automotive

  • Auto Zone – Accepts auto batteries, motor oil and old rotors.
    • Castle Rock – 313 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock, CO 80104 (Ph: 303-688-7760)
    • Parker – 10157 S. Parker Rd., Parker, CO 80138 (Ph: 720-851-1195)
  • Big O Tires – Accepts auto batteries and tires (charges $2.25 per tire).
    • Castle Rock – 750 S. Perry St., Castle Rock, CO 80104 (Ph: 303-688-8804)
    • Castle Rock – 508 E. Castle Pines Pkwy., Castle Rock, CO 80108 (Ph: 720-733-1707)
    • Littleton – 9875 W. Remington Pl., Littleton, CO 80128 (Ph: 303-347-8806)
    • Parker – 10431 Parkglenn Way, Parker, CO 80138 (Ph: 303-840-2800)
  • Discount Tire – Accepts tires (charges $2 per tire).
    • Castle Rock – 102 E. Allen St., Castle Rock, CO 80108 (Ph: 303-814-0600)
    • Castle Rock – 7520 Village Square Dr., Castle Rock, CO 80108 (Ph: 303-688-0520)
    • Highlands Ranch – 3992 Red Cedar Dr., Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 (Ph: 303-791-5043)
    • Littleton – 1990 E. County Line Rd., Littleton, CO 80126 (Ph: 303-730-1121)
    • Lone Tree – 9219 E. Lincoln Ave., Lone Tree, CO 80124 (Ph: 303-662-1441)
    • Parker – 18312 Lincoln Ave., Parker, CO 80134 (Ph: 303-840-1152)
  • Firestone Complete Auto Care – Accepts motor oil, auto batteries, antifreeze and tires (charges $2 per tire).
    • Highlands Ranch – 8669 S. Quebec St., Highlands Ranch, CO 80130 (Ph: 303-346-9042)
    • Littleton – 8201 S. Holly St., Littleton, CO 80122 (Ph: 303-773-1011)
    • Parker – 10501 S. Parker Rd., Parker, CO 80134 (Ph: 720-851-8100)
  • Front Range Tire Recycling – Accepts tires (charges $1.50 per passenger tire and light truck tires off the rim; $5 per passenger tire and light truck tire on the rim; $6 per semi tire off the rim; and does not accept semi tires on the rim or tractor tires.
    • Sedalia – 5765 Peterson Rd., Sedalia, CO 80135 (Ph: 303-660-0090)
  • Goodyear Tires – Accepts auto batteries, motor oil and tires (charges $2.75 per tire).
    • Castle Rock – Coloradoland Tires and Service – 4978 Front St., Castle Rock, CO 80104 (Ph: 720-733-1199)
    • Littleton – Southpark Tire and Auto Center, 8081-A S. Broadway, Littleton, CO 80122 (Ph: 303-798-6911)
    • Parker – Goodyear Auto Service Center, 11965 Lioness Way, Parker, CO 80134 (Ph: 303-662-1699)
    • Parker – D&D Tire Service Inc., 10179 Park Glenn Way, Parker, CO 80134 (Ph: 303-840-4888)
  • Midas - Accepts auto batteries, oil and old rotors.
    • Castle Rock – 123 Plum Creek Pkwy., Castle Rock, CO 80104 (Ph: 303-688-8831)
    • Castle Rock – 742 Castleton Rd., Castle Rock, CO 80109 (Ph: 303-688-5666)
    • Littleton – 8270 S. Holly St., Littleton, CO 80122 (Ph: 303-773-2277)
    • Parker – 6240 Pine Lane, Parker, CO 80134 (Ph: 303-840-1747)
  • My Auto Service Center – Accepts oil, antifreeze, steel rims, radiators, and possibly other items at no cost.
    • Highlands Ranch – 5701 County Line Place, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 (Ph: 303-469-2886)
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts – Accepts auto batteries and motor oil.
    • Castle Rock – 783 Barranca Dr., Castle Rock, CO 80104 (Ph: 303-660-3303)
    • Littleton – 6607 S. Broadway, Littleton, CO 80121 (Ph: 303-795-7152)
    • Parker – 19202 Longs Way, Parker, CO 80138 (Ph: 303-841-8730)
  • R2 Stewardship – Accepts auto batteries, aluminum and metal.
    • Denver – 5971 Broadway St., Denver, CO 80216 (Ph: 303-781-1089)
    • Littleton – 5809 S. Broadway St., Littleton, CO 80121 (Ph: 303-794-3237)

Batteries

See “Automotive” for information on recycling auto batteries. Please call your local store to ensure the following is still being accepted for recycling:

  • Batteries Plus - Accepts the following types of batteries; lead acid (Pb), Nickel Cadmium (NiCd), Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH), Lithium Ion (Li ion) and Lithium Polymer (Li Poly).
  • Best Buy – Accepts rechargeable batteries at a kiosk just inside the entrance door.
    • Lone Tree – 8682 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree, CO 80124 (Ph: 303-649-9474)
    • Parker – 11267 Pikes Peak Dr., Parker, CO 80138-7388 (Ph: 303-840-5501)
  • Home Depot - Accepts rechargeable tool batteries.
    • Castle Rock – 333 W. Allen St., Castle Rock, CO 80108 (Ph: 303-688-8790)
    • Highlands Ranch – 1200 Mayberry Rd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 (Ph: 720-344-7645)
    • Lone Tree – 8477 S. Yosemite Ave., Lone Tree, CO 80124 (Ph: 303-706-1500)
    • Parker – 11111 S. Parker Rd., Parker, CO 80134 (Ph: 303-805-9991)
  • Lowe’s – Accepts rechargeable batteries.
    • Castle Rock – 1360 New Beale St., Castle Rock, CO 80108 (Ph: 720-239-0355)
    • Parker – 10000 S. Twenty Mile Rd., Parker, CO 80134 (Ph: 720-842-4300)
  • R2 Stewardship – Accepts rechargeable batteries. Does not accept single use batteries such as 9V, A, AA, AAA, C, D, etc.
    • Denver – 5971 Broadway St., Denver, CO 80216 (Ph: 303-781-1089)
    • Littleton – 5809 S. Broadway St., Littleton, CO 80121 (Ph: 303-794-3237)
  • Radio Shack – Accepts rechargeable batteries and laptop batteries.
    • Castle Rock – 4535 Milestone Lane, Castle Rock, CO 80104 (Ph: 303-663-2313)
    • Highlands Ranch – 3626 Highlands Ranch Pkwy. #207, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 (Ph: 720-344-1875)
    • Parker – 11027 S. Parker Rd., Parker, CO 80134 (Ph: 303-840-7639)
  • Staples – Accepts rechargeable batteries.
    • Highlands Ranch – 9449 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 (Ph: 303-346-8957)
    • Parker – 11236 S. Pikes Peak Dr., Parker, CO 80138 (Ph: 303-841-2651)
  • Whole Foods – Accepts alkaline and rechargeable batteries at Customer Service.
    • Highlands Ranch – 9366 S. Colorado Blvd., Littleton, CO 80126 (Ph: 303-470-6003)

Books

  • Books can often be donated to a local library, school, used book store, hospital, assisted living facility, hospice or thrift store. Call to find out.
  • Freecycle.org – Place books on a website like freecycle.org to see if anyone is interested in reading them.
  • International Paper – Drop off books at 5135 Race Court, Denver, CO 80216. (Ph: 303-297-2312)
  • Reach Out and Read Colorado – Call 303-623-3800 to schedule a time and location to donate gently used children’s books.

Cardboard

  • Check with your current trash collector as many of them also offer recycling services. You may also want to check with your Homeowners’ Association (HOA) as some homeowners pay for recycling services as part of their HOA dues. Here is a list of some of the company’s offering trash removal and recycling in Douglas County. This list is not all inclusive.
  • International Paper – Drop off cardboard at 5135 Race Court, Denver, CO 80216. (Ph: 303-297-2312)
  • R2 Stewardship – Accepts clean, dry cardboard.
    • Denver – 5971 N. Broadway St., Denver, CO 80216 (Ph: 303-781-1089)
    • Littleton – 5809 S. Broadway St., Littleton, CO 80121 (Ph: 303-794-3237)
  • Sedalia Landfill – Accepts corrugated cardboard. The landfill includes a small self-service recycling center that is open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Closed on Sundays. Hours are subject to change during winter months.
    • Sedalia – 5970 N. Highway 85, Sedalia, CO 80135 (Ph: 720-733-8584)

Cards

Donate all-occasion cards to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children for its Recycled Card Program operated by Kids’ Corp. This program helps children learn entrepreneurship skills by participating in making new cards by removing the front and attaching a new back. Customers receive “green” cards for use and the children receive payment for their work and learn the benefits and importance of “going green”. Currently, the least expensive way to mail large quantities of card donations is through the USPS in a flat rate box which holds up to 70 pounds (available at the Post Office).

Card donating tips:

  • Send all types of greeting cards including Christmas cards (do NOT send Hallmark, Disney or American Greeting cards as they cannot be used)
  • Only the card front can be used (please check to be sure the back side is clear of any writing, etc.
  • 5″ x 7″ sized cards or smaller are preferred

Mail donations to: St. Jude’s Ranch for Children; Recycled Card Program; 100 St. Jude’s St.; Boulder City, NV 89005

Carpets, Synthetics

  • If you replace your carpet, ask the installers or renovation companies if they will recycle it.
  • 1-800-GOT-JUNK – Simply schedule your carpet removal appointment online or by calling 1-800-468-5865. When a team comes to pick up the carpet, point to the carpet you want removed and an up-front, all-inclusive price will be provided. Once given the okay, the team will haul the carpet away and finish by cleaning up the area. Carpet will be recycled and donated whenever possible.

Cars

  • ARC Thrift Stores – A form is available online.
  • Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver – Its car donation program is coordinated by HM Brown, an outside organization. HM Brown will collect the vehicle, sell it and provide you with tax deduction information. The entire sale of the vehicle goes to Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver. HM Brown does not take any fees or percentage of the sale for this service. To donate a vehicle, contact Tim Gaudette of HM Brown at 303-414-2374.
  • R2 Stewardship – R2 accepts cars, forklifts, trucks and SUVs (Ph: 303-781-1089)
  • Salvation Army – Call 1-800-SA-TRUCK or visit their website for more information.
  • Wheels for Wishes – Donate a vehicle and this organization will tow it away, auction it off and recycle old cars free of charge.  Proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Colorado Foundation.

Cell Phones

Deactivate cell phones prior to bringing them to be recycled.

  • Batteries Plus – Accepts cell and smart phones.
  • Best Buy – Accepts cell phones at a kiosk just inside the entrance door.
    • Lone Tree – 8682 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree, CO 80124 (Ph: 303-649-9474)
    • Parker – 11267 Pikes Peak Dr., Parker, CO 80138 (Ph: 303-840-5501)
  • Cell Phones for Soldiers – Visit their website to find the closest drop-off location. Phones can also be mailed to: Cell Phones for Soldiers; C/o ReCellular; PO Box 9998; Dexter, MI 48130-9998. Local drop-off sites include:
    • Highlands Ranch – Liberty Tax 16015, 9429 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
    • Littleton – O’Brien Home, 5553 Red Fern Run, Littleton, CO 80125
    • Littleton – Pax Christi Catholic Church, 5761 McArthur Ranch Rd., Littleton, CO 80124
    • Lone Tree – The Packaging Store, 9227 E. Lincoln Ave., Lone Tree, CO 80124
  • Lowe’s
    • Castle Rock – 1360 New Beale St., Castle Rock, CO 80108 (Ph: 720-239-0355)
    • Parker – 10000 S. Twenty Mile Rd., Parker, CO 80134 (Ph: 720-842-4300)
  • Phone Provider – Contact your phone provider as many will recycle your old phones.
  • R2 Stewardship
    • Denver – 5971 Broadway St., Denver, CO 80216 (Ph: 303-781-1089)
    • Littleton – 5809 S. Broadway St., Littleton, CO 80121 (Ph: 303-794-3237)
  • Radio Shack
    • Castle Rock – 4535 Milestone Lane, Castle Rock, CO 80104 (Ph: 303-663-2313)
    • Highlands Ranch – 3626 Highlands Ranch Pkwy. #207, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 (Ph: 720-344-1875)
    • Parker – 11027 S. Parker Rd., Parker, CO 80134 (Ph: 303-840-7639)
  • Staples – Accepts rechargeable batteries.
    • Highlands Ranch – 9449 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 (Ph: 303-346-8957)
    • Parker – 11236 S. Pikes Peak Dr., Parker, CO 80138 (Ph: 303-841-2651)
  • Town of Castle Rock - Accepts cell phones at Town Hall at the Finance counter.
    • Castle Rock – 100 N. Wilcox St. in Castle Rock (Ph: 303-660-1015)
  • Wal-Mart
    • Castle Rock – Supercenter, 4400 Front St., Castle Rock, CO 80104 (Ph: 303-688-8200)
    • Highlands Ranch – Supercenter, 6675 Business Center Dr., Highlands Ranch, CO 80130 (Ph: 303-683-3641)
    • Parker – Supercenter, 11101 S. Parker Rd., Parker, CO 80134 (Ph: 303-805-0029)
  • Whole Foods
    • Highlands Ranch – 9366 S. Colorado Blvd., Littleton, CO 80126 (Ph: 303-470-6003)
  • The Women’s Crisis and Family Outreach Center
    • Castle Rock (Ph: 303-688-1094)

Christmas Trees

Please remove all ornaments, lights, tinsel, garland, plastic wrap, tree stands, wire, rope, nails, etc. before bringing trees to be recycled. Also, check with your local jurisdiction or newspaper during the holiday season as Christmas trees are typically accepted at the following locations, but are subject to change:

  • Castle Rock (Drop-off between Dec. 26 – Jan. 31)
    • Centennial Park, 22 N. Gilbert St.
    • Founders Park, 4671 Enderud Rd.
    • Metzler Ranch Park, 4175 Trail Boss Rd.
    • Paintbrush Park, 3492 Meadows Blvd.
    • Mulch will be available at the Metzler Ranch Park location until March 31 or until gone
  • Douglas County (Drop-off between Dec. 26 – Jan. 31)
    • Challenger Regional Park, 17301 E. Lincoln Ave.
    • Highland Heritage Regional Park, 9651 S. Quebec St.
    • Redstone Park, 3280 Redstone Park Cir. (contact the Highlands Ranch Metro District for more info)
    • Mulch is available on site until gone
  • Highlands Ranch Metro District (Drop-off between Dec. 25 – Jan. 15)
    • Dad Clark Park, 3385 Asterbrook Cir.
    • Highland Heritage Regional Park, 9651 S. Quebec St.
    • Redstone Park, 3280 Redstone Park Cir.
    • Toepfer Park, 9480 Venneford Ranch Rd.
    • Mulch will be available on a self-serve basis at each of the tree recycling sites until gone
  • Town of Parker (Drop-off between Dec. 26 – Jan. 29 from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.)
    • Salisbury Park (East paved parking lot), 12010 S. Motsenbocker Rd.
    • Mulch will be available the first week in January (or less if taken)

Clothing (in good or fair condition)

Please call before you bring your recyclable goods as services may vary by store, and stores may have closed or moved.

  • ARC Thrift Stores – ARC accepts donations of gently used clothing and household goods, which may either be dropped off at one of their stores, or can be picked up. Visit their website for more information and scroll down on their website for a list of items they are unable to accept. These are the closest locations to Douglas County:
    • Aurora – Parker Landing, Parker Road & Dartmouth, 3106 South Parker Rd. (Ph: 303-283-0337)
    • Colorado Springs – Hancock Plaza Shopping Center, Hancock & Academy, 2780 S. Academy Blvd.
      (Ph: 719-391-7717)
    • Colorado Springs – Uintah Gardens Shopping Center, 19th & Uintah, 1830 W. Uintah (Ph: 719-473-0502)
    • Colorado Springs – Austin Bluffs, Austin Bluffs & Barnes Rd., 4402 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. (Ph: 719-522-1203)
    • Denver – Broadway and Florida, 1515 S. Broadway, Denver, CO 80210 (Ph: 303-777-3703)
    • Denver – Iliff and Quebec, 7485 E. Iliff, Denver, CO 80231 (Ph: 303-752-2731)
    • Littleton – Bowles Marketplace, 8996 W. Bowles, Littleton, CO 80123 (Ph: 303-933-2967)
  • Douglas/Elbert Task Force – Donation hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Castle Rock – 1638 Park St. in Castle Rock (Ph: 303-688-6129)
  • Dress for Success – Accepts women’s interview or work appropriate clothing only, such as blouses, blazers, suits, jackets, dress shoes, etc. Visit their website for a list of acceptable items. These are the closest locations to Douglas County:
    • Colorado Springs – 750 Citadel Dr. East, Suite 3128, Colorado Springs, CO 80916 (Ph: 719-471-3170)
    • Denver – 1510 N. High St., 2nd Floor (Ph: 303-832-1889)
  • Goodwill Industries
    • Castle Rock – 814 S. Perry St., Castle Rock, CO 80104
    • Castle Rock – 562 E. Castle Pines Pkwy., Castle Rock, CO 80108
    • Highlands Ranch – 9579 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
    • Highlands Ranch – 2209 Wildcat Reserve Pkwy., Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
    • Littleton – 8168 Holly St., Littleton, CO 80122
    • Littleton – 161 W. County Line Rd., Littleton, CO 80129 (Ph: 303-738-2152)
    • Lone Tree – 9227 E. Lincoln Ave., Unit 500, Lone Tree, CO 80124
    • Parker – 11000 S. Parker Rd., Parker, CO 80134 (Ph: 303-840-1004)
  • Open Gate Thrift Shop – Works closely with the Parker Task Force.
    • Parker – St. Matthew’s Church, 19580 Pilgrims Pl. in Parker, CO 80138 (Ph: 303-841-0121)
  • Salvation Army
    • Colorado Springs – 3955 Tutt Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80922 (Ph: 719-574-4335)
    • Denver – 4751 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216 (Ph: 303-293-3471)
    • Littleton – 8214 S. Kipling Pkwy., Littleton, CO 80127 (Ph: 303-979-0764)
    • Parker – 18349 Lincoln Meadows Pkwy., Parker, CO 80134 (Ph: 720-851-0202)

Clothing Hangers

  • Most local dry cleaning establishments accept wire hangers for reuse
  • Thrift stores

Compost

You may be throwing away some items that could be adding valuable minerals to your soil making it great for gardening.

Some popular compost items include:

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends composting the following items:

  • animal manure
  • cardboard rolls
  • clean paper
  • coffee grounds and filters
  • cotton rags
  • dryer and vacuum cleaner lint
  • eggshells
  • fireplace ashes
  • fruits and vegetables (peelings, rinds, etc.)
  • grass clippings
  • hair and fur
  • hay and straw
  • houseplants
  • leaves
  • nut shells
  • sawdust
  • shredded newspaper
  • tea bags
  • wood chips
  • wool rags
  • yard trimmings

Do not compost:

  • black walnut tree leaves or twigs
  • coal or charcoal ash
  • dairy products (e.g., butter, egg yolks, milk, sour cream, yogurt)
  • diseased or insect-ridden plants
  • fats, grease, lard, or oils
  • meat or fish bones and scraps
  • pet wastes (e.g., dog or cat feces, soiled cat litter)
  • yard trimmings treated with chemical pesticides

If you would like to know why you shouldn’t compost these items, please visit the Environmental Protection Agency’s website for an explanation.

Coffee for Composting

  • Crowfoot Valley Coffee at 734 Wilcox St., Suite 102 in Castle Rock will give customers coffee grounds to put in their soil. Drop off a container and they will fill it with coffee grounds. Then stop by and pick it up in a day or two. Coffee grounds have many benefits.

Construction Materials

  • Habitat for Humanity Home Improvement Outlet – Call the Donation Line at 303-421-5300 as some items may be overstocked and not needed at that time.
    • Denver – 70 Rio Grande Blvd., Denver, CO 80223 (Ph: 303-722-5863)
    • Denver – 7890 W. Quincy, Denver, CO 80123
  • Jordan Road Transfer Station – Accepts most materials except tires, batteries, refrigerators,paint and any hazardous waste. Prices are dependent upon weight. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. Closed Sundays.
    • Englewood – 7120 S. Jordan Rd., Englewood, CO 80112 (Ph: 303-766-9219)
  • Sedalia Landfill - Acceptable materials include: construction and demolition debris, concrete and asphalt, non-putrescible solid wastes, clean fill – soil, commercial waste and other inert waste materials. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Closed Sundays. Hours are subject to change during winter months. The current gate rate is $42 per ton with a $42 minimum. Visit the website or call for pricing information.
    • Sedalia – 5970 Highway 85, Sedalia, CO 80135 (Ph: 720-733-8584)

Crayons

Crazy Crayons – The Crayon Recycle Program takes unwanted, rejected, broken crayons to a better place, where they’ll be recycled into fresh, new crayons! Send crayons as is with wrappers still on. Shipping tips:

  • When using UPS or FedEx, please ship your unwanted crayons to: Crayon Recycle Program; 21365 W. Highway 40 #34; Steamboat Springs, CO 80487.
  • When using the U.S. Postal Service, Priority or Parcel Post, please ship to: Crayon Recycle Program, P.O. Box 772711; Steamboat Springs, CO 80477.

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Electronics

  • 1-800-GOT-JUNK – Accepts TVs, computers, monitors and printers. Visit their website for more information and prices.
  • Batteries Plus – Accepts laptop and netbooks, MP3s, PDAs and portable tools.
  • Best Buy – Call your local store for information. Best Buy typically accepts three items per household per day including TVs and monitors up to 32 inches, flat panel TVs and monitors up to 60 inches, peripherals, DVD players, home and car audio, cell phones, MP3 players and cables, desktop or laptop computers, small electrics, fans and vacuums. Some items may be able to be in traded in.
    • Lone Tree – 8682 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree, CO 80124 (Ph: 303-649-9474)
    • Parker – 11267 Pikes Peak Dr., Parker, CO 80138-7388 (Ph: 303-840-5501)
  • Data Destruction – Offers hard drive and digital media sanitation and shredding services. All materials are recycled and will not end up in landfills. Most e-waste recycle items may be dropped off and are free to recycle. Bring in an old computer and the drive will be wiped clean, keeping your personal information safe, and then the computer will be recycled. The charge for this service is $15.00 per computer. CRT monitors can be recycled for $20.00. Data Destruction also offers on-site mobile hard drive and digital media shredding for companies needing to witness the shredding of their computer hard drives. Fees for this service depend on the quantity of hard drives to be shredded. Shredded materials are also recycled.
    • Drop-off location in Denver – 8000 E. Quincy Ave., Suite 300, Denver, CO 80237
    • Pick-up service – Available throughout Douglas County and the Denver Metro Area (303-388-3282)
  • Dell Reconnect and Goodwill provide consumers free and convenient recycling options for used computer equipment. The drop-off convenience that Reconnect offers consumers is an important part of the recycling programs Dell offers. For consumers in an area not yet served by Reconnect, Dell may be able to offer you other recycling options, visit the Dell Recycling Web site for details.
    • Castle Rock – Goodwill in the Safeway Shopping Center, 814-B Perry St., Castle Rock, CO 80401
    • Highlands Ranch – Goodwill at Highlands Ranch Parkway and University, 9575 S. University Blvd., Suite 250, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
    • Littleton – Goodwill at 8168 S. Holly, Littleton, CO 80126
  • Office Depot Office Supplies – Tech Recycling Service allows customers to purchase a box (small – $5; medium – $10; and large – $15) to put electronic recycling items in. Call your local store for fees and restrictions.
    • Castle Rock – 4612 Milestone Lane, Castle Rock, CO 80104 (Ph: 303-688-7889)
    • Parker – 11183 G S. Parker Rd., Parker, CO 80134 (Ph: 720-842-0533)
  • R2 Stewardship – Visit their website for a complete list of electronic items that can be recycled and fees. Most items area free, but there is a $10 fee for CRT monitors and $1 per diagonal inch of screen for tube TVs.
    • Denver – 5971 Broadway St., Denver, CO 80216 (Ph: 303-781-1089)
    • Littleton – 5809 S. Broadway St., Littleton, CO 80121 (Ph: 303-794-3237)
  • Radio Shack – Trade eligible, working items in-store or online. Call your local store for details or visit their website.
    • Castle Rock – 4535 Milestone Lane, Castle Rock, CO 80104 (Ph: 303-663-2313)
    • Highlands Ranch – 3626 Highlands Ranch Pkwy. #207, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 (Ph: 720-344-1875)
    • Parker – 11027 S. Parker Rd., Parker, CO 80134 (Ph: 303-840-7639)
  • Staples – Accepts laptops, desktops, digital cameras and GPS devices. Monitors, printers, shredders and UPS devices are also accepted and usually require a $10 fee. There may also be an option for trade-in depending upon how new the device is.
    • Highlands Ranch – 9449 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 (Ph: 303-346-8957)
    • Parker – 11236 S. Pikes Peak Dr., Parker, CO 80138 (Ph: 303-841-2651)
  • Electronic Recycling Events – Contact your county, municipality, metro district or chamber of commerce to see if they will be offering an electronic recycling event at some point during the year.

Eyeglasses

The Lions Club accepts old eyeglasses and gives them to those in need. Drop-off locations include:

Castle Rock

  • Opticians Two – 834 S. Perry St.
  • Pegasus Restaurant – 313 Jerry St.
  • Wal-Mart – 4400 Front St. i

Highlands Ranch

  • Eye to Eye Care – 3622 Highlands Ranch Pkwy.
  • Eyetopia Eyecare – 6325 Dorchester
  • Jacobs Eyecare Center – 2000 E. County Line Rd.
  • Perfect Image Eyecare – 9559 S University Blvd #104
  • Wal-Mart – 6675 Business Center Dr.

Flags

  • Take old, worn, tattered flags to the Douglas County Office of Veterans Affairs at 301 Wilcox St. in Castle Rock.  Contact them at 303-663-6200.
  • Sometimes Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will also accept and retire flags.

Furniture

  • 1-800-GOT-JUNK
  • ARC Thrift Stores – These are the closest locations to Douglas County:
    • Aurora – Parker Landing, Parker Road & Dartmouth, 3106 South Parker Rd. (Ph: 303-283-0337)
    • Colorado Springs – Hancock Plaza Shopping Center, Hancock & Academy, 2780 S. Academy Blvd.
      (Ph: 719-391-7717)
    • Colorado Springs – Uintah Gardens Shopping Center, 19th & Uintah, 1830 W. Uintah (Ph: 719-473-0502)
    • Colorado Springs – Austin Bluffs, Austin Bluffs & Barnes Rd., 4402 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. (Ph: 719-522-1203)
    • Denver – Broadway and Florida, 1515 S. Broadway, Denver, CO 80210 (Ph: 303-777-3703)
    • Denver – Iliff and Quebec, 7485 E. Iliff, Denver, CO 80231 (Ph: 303-752-2731)
    • Littleton – Bowles Marketplace, 8996 W. Bowles, Littleton, CO 80123 (Ph: 303-933-2967)
  • Goodwill Industries
    • Castle Rock – 814 S. Perry St., Castle Rock, CO 80104
    • Castle Rock – 562 E. Castle Pines Pkwy., Castle Rock, CO 80108
    • Highlands Ranch – 9579 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
    • Highlands Ranch – 2209 Wildcat Reserve Pkwy., Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
    • Littleton – 8168 Holly St., Littleton, CO 80122
    • Littleton – 161 W. County Line Rd., Littleton, CO 80129 (Ph: 303-738-2152)
    • Lone Tree – 9227 E. Lincoln Ave., Unit 500, Lone Tree, CO 80124
    • Parker – 11000 S. Parker Rd., Parker, CO 80134 (Ph: 303-840-1004)
  • Habitat for Humanity Home Improvement Outlet – Call first as some items may be overstocked and not needed at that time. Donation line is 303-421-5300.
    • Denver – 70 Rio Grande Blvd., Denver, CO 80223 (Ph: 303-722-5863)
    • Denver – 7890 W. Quincy, Denver, CO 80123
  • Salvation Army
    • Colorado Springs – 3955 Tutt Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80922 (Ph: 719-574-4335)
    • Denver – 4751 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216 (Ph: 303-293-3471)
    • Littleton – 8214 S. Kipling Pkwy., Littleton, CO 80127 (Ph: 303-979-0764)
    • Parker – 18349 Lincoln Meadows Pkwy., Parker, CO 80134 (Ph: 720-851-0202)


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Hazardous Materials

Many common products found in your home such as oil-based paint, mercury, gasoline, degreasers, cleaning compounds and garden chemicals may be hazardous and should be used and disposed of carefully. Every year, the Tri-County Health Department holds three Household Chemical Roundups around the County (Highlands Ranch, Parker and Castle Rock) so that residents can dispose of hazardous materials in a safe manner. You can also look in the phone book to contact a company that can properly dispose of these materials too.

Hearing Aids

  • Hear Now – Collects any make or model of hearing aids, regardless of age. All donations are tax deductible and a letter of acknowledgement will be sent to all identified donors. Donate a salvaged hearing aid or other assistance device by packaging it securely and mailing it to:
    Hear Now
    6700 Washington Avenue South
    Eden Prairie, MN 55344
    1-800-648-4327
  • Children’s Hearing Help Fund Hearing Aid Loan Bank – Call 866-999-2443 to request a hearing aid donation box. Use the box the organization sends to mail in your used hearing aid which will be refurbished. If it is appropriate for infants or young children to wear, it will be available for loaning to Florida children who fail the newborn hearing screening. Florida is the first state to set up a loaner program for hearing aids for infants and children so that they can be exposed to sound early enough to develop language naturally.

Ink/Toner Cartridges

  • Best Buy – Accepts ink and toner cartridges at a kiosk just inside the entrance door.
    • Lone Tree – 8682 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree, CO 80124 (Ph: 303-649-9474)
    • Parker – 11267 Pikes Peak Dr., Parker, CO 80138-7388 (Ph: 303-840-5501)
  • Office Depot
    • Castle Rock – 4612 Milestone Lane, Castle Rock, CO 80104 (Ph: 303-688-7889)
    • Parker – 11183 G S. Parker Rd., Parker, CO 80134 (Ph: 720-842-0533)
  • Office Max
    • Castle Rock – 5650 Allen Way, Suite 110, Castle Rock, CO 80108 (Ph: 720-733-1942)
    • Highlands Ranch – 1051 Mayberry Dr., Highlands Ranch, CO, 80129 (Ph: 303-471-7339)
    • Highlands Ranch – 9579 S. University Blvd., Unit 200, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 (Ph: 303-683-6929)
  • R2 Stewardship
    • Denver – 5971 Broadway St., Denver, CO 80216 (Ph: 303-781-1089)
    • Littleton – 5809 S. Broadway St., Littleton, CO 80121 (Ph: 303-794-3237)
  • Staples – Offers $2 in Staples Rewards.
    • Highlands Ranch – 9449 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 (Ph: 303-346-8957)
    • Parker – 11236 S. Pikes Peak Dr., Parker, CO 80138 (Ph: 303-841-2651)

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  • Batteries Plus – Accepts the following types of light bulbs:  compact fluorescent, fluorescent tubes, circular fluorescent, u bend fluorescent, plastic coated and shatter shield, incandescent, halogen, cold cathode, metal halide, high pressure sodium, spot and flood lamps, UV and germicidal lamps, Mercury vapor, and ballasts.
  • Home Depot – Accepts compact fluorescent lights.
  • Lowe’s – Accepts compact fluorescent lights.
  • Visit lamprecycle.org for a location near you.

Medical Waste and Equipment

  • Castle Country Assisted Living – May accept wheelchairs and other equipment if there is a need. Call the Valley House at 303-814-0668.
  • Check with your doctor’s office to see if they accept and dispose of medical waste.
  • King Soopers – Visit your local King Soopers Customer Service Desk to donate or rent crutches. A $30 deposit is required upon rental and is returned when the crutches are returned.
    • Castle Rock – 100 Founders Pkwy, Castle Rock, CO 80104 (Ph: 303-663-0177)
    • Castle Rock – 7284 Lagae Rd., Castle Rock, CO 80109 (Ph: 303-688-6200)
    • Highlands Ranch – 4000 Red Cedar Dr., Highlands Ranch, 80126 (Ph: 303-683-7383)
    • Highlands Ranch – 9551 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 (Ph: 303-470-3216)
    • Highlands Ranch – 8673 S. Quebec, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 (Ph: 303-683-4994)
    • Highlands Ranch – 2205 W. Wildcat Reserve Pk., Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 (Ph: 720-344-4503)
    • Littleton – 7901 S. Broadway St., Littleton, CO 80122 (Ph: 303-738-5700)
    • Littleton – 8126 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton, CO 80128 (Ph: 720-981-4391)
    • Parker – 12959 S. Parker Rd., Parker, CO 80134 (Ph: 303-840-1223)
    • Parker – 17031 Lincoln Ave., Parker, CO 80134 (Ph: 720-851-7750)
  • Prescription Drugs – See Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs
  • Project C.U.R.E. – Accepts medical supplies and equipment donations.  For a list of items that are needed visit their website. Call 720-323-5448 or drop them off between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at 10377 E. Geddes Ave., Centennial, CO 80112.
  • Salvation Army – Accepts crutches, wheelchairs, etc.
    • Colorado Springs – 3955 Tutt Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80922 (Ph: 719-574-4335)
    • Denver – 4751 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216 (Ph: 303-293-3471)
    • Littleton – 8214 S. Kipling Pkwy., Littleton, CO 80127 (Ph: 303-979-0764)
    • Parker – 18349 Lincoln Meadows Pkwy., Parker, CO 80134 (Ph: 720-851-0202)
  • Unused or expired medications can be brought to your local Household Hazardous Waste Collection event offered by the Tri-County Health Department.

Metal

  • Castle Rock Metals Recycling – Accepts all types of metal at 1394 N. Tabor Dr. in Castle Rock, CO 80104 (Ph: 720-254-2824)
  • My Auto Service Center
    • Highlands Ranch – 5701 County Line Place, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 (Ph: 303-469-2886)

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  • FedEx – Contact your local store to see if they accept packing materials.
    • Castle Rock – FedEx Office Print and Ship Center, 4621 Trail Boss Dr., Castle Rock, CO 80104 (Ph: 720-733-6425)
    • Castle Rock – Village Postal, 858 W. Happy Canyon Rd., Suite 115, Castle Rock, CO 80108 (Ph: 720-733-6245)
    • Highlands Ranch – FedEx Office Print and Ship Center, 549 W. Highlands Ranch Pkwy., Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 (Ph: 303-346-3233)
    • Lone Tree – Handle with Care Packaging, 9227 E. Lincoln Ave., Suite 200, Lone Tree, CO 80124 (Ph: 303-649-0105) – Accepts #6 plastic peanuts and bubble wrap
    • Parker – FedEx Office Print and Ship Center, 10161 S. Parker Rd, Suite 100, Parker, CO 80134 (Ph: 303-840-5515)
    • Roxborough – Roxborough P.a.s.s., 8357 W. Rampart Range Rd., Suite 106, Littleton, CO 80125 (Ph: 303-904-6431)
  • The UPS Store – Accepted items varies by store.
    • Littleton – 9457 S. University Blvd., Littleton, CO 80126 (Ph: 303-791-7708)
      Accepts #6 plastic peanuts, air pillows and bubble wrap
    • Littleton – 9249 S. Broadway, Littleton, CO 80129 (Ph: 303-471-2284)
      Accepts #6 plastic peanuts and bubble wrap
    • Littleton – 8174 S. Holly St., Littleton, CO 80122 (Ph: 303-689-9963)
      Accepts # 6 plastic peanuts

Paper

  • Check with your current trash collector as many of them also offer recycling services. You may also want to check with your Homeowners’ Association (HOA) as some homeowners pay for recycling services as part of their HOA dues. Here is a list of some of the company’s offering trash removal and recycling in Douglas County. This list is not all inclusive.
  • International Paper – Drop off paper at 5135 Race Court, Denver, CO 80216. (Ph: 303-297-2312)
  • Contact your county, municipality or metro district to see if they will be offering a paper shredding event at some point during the year.
  • R2 Stewardship – Paper must be dropped off.
    • Denver – 5971 Broadway St., Denver, CO 80216 (Ph: 303-781-1089)
    • Littleton – 5809 S. Broadway St., Littleton, CO 80121 (Ph: 303-794-3237)

Phone Books

  • Most trash collection services that offer recycling will accept phone books.
  • International Paper – Drop off phone books at 5135 Race Court, Denver, CO 80216. (Ph: 303-297-2312)
  • Check with your local Chamber of Commerce, municipality, or metro district to see if they will be offering a recycling event at some point during the year.
  • R2 Stewardship – Must drop them off.
    • Denver – 5971 Broadway St., Denver, CO 80216 (Ph: 303-781-1089)
    • Littleton – 5809 S. Broadway St., Littleton, CO 80121 (Ph: 303-794-3237)

Plastic

Plastic bags

  • King Soopers
    • Castle Rock – 100 Founders Pkwy, Castle Rock, CO 80104 (Ph: 303-663-0177)
    • Castle Rock – 7284 Lagae Rd., Castle Rock, CO 80109 (Ph: 303-688-6200)
    • Highlands Ranch – 4000 Red Cedar Dr., Highlands Ranch, 80126 (Ph: 303-683-7383)
    • Highlands Ranch – 9551 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 (Ph: 303-470-3216)
    • Highlands Ranch – 8673 S. Quebec, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 (Ph: 303-683-4994)
    • Highlands Ranch – 2205 W. Wildcat Reserve Pk., Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 (Ph: 720-344-4503)
    • Littleton – 7901 S. Broadway St., Littleton, CO 80122 (Ph: 303-738-5700)
    • Littleton – 8126 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton, CO 80128 (Ph: 720-981-4391)
    • Parker – 12959 S. Parker Rd., Parker, CO 80134 (Ph: 303-840-1223)
    • Parker – 17031 Lincoln Ave., Parker, CO 80134 (Ph: 720-851-7750)
  • Lowe’s
    • Castle Rock – 1360 New Beale St., Castle Rock, CO 80108 (Ph: 720-239-0355)
    • Parker – 10000 S. Twenty Mile Rd., Parker, CO 80134 (Ph: 720-842-4300)
  • Safeway
    • Castle Rock – 880 S. Perry St., Castle Rock, CO 80104 (Ph: 303-688-5028)
    • Castle Pines – 560 E. Castle Pines Pkwy., Castle Rock, CO 80108 (Ph: 303-814-9429)
    • Littleton – 9255 S. Broadway, Littleton, CO 80129 (Ph: 303-683-1983)
    • Littleton – 8355 N. Rampart Range Rd., Littleton, CO 80125 (Ph: 303-972-8600)
    • Littleton – 181 W. Mineral Ave., Littleton, CO 80120 (Ph: 303-978-0184)
    • Lone Tree – 9229 E. Lincoln Ave., Lone Tree, CO 80124 (Ph: 303-649-9111)
    • Parker – 11051 S. Parker Rd., Parker, CO 80134 (Ph: 303-840-1604)
  • Wal-Mart
    • Castle Rock – Supercenter, 4400 Front St., Castle Rock, CO 80104 (Ph: 303-688-8200)
    • Highlands Ranch – Supercenter, 6675 Business Center Dr., Highlands Ranch, CO 80130 (Ph: 303-683-3641)
    • Parker – Supercenter, 11101 S. Parker Rd., Parker, CO 80134 (Ph: 303-805-0029)
  • Whole Foods
    • Highlands Ranch – 9366 S. Colorado Blvd., Littleton, CO 80126 (Ph: 303-470-6003)

Plastic bottles, etc.

  • Check with your current trash collector as many of them also offer recycling services. You may also want to check with your Homeowners’ Association (HOA) as some homeowners pay for recycling services as part of their HOA dues. Here is a list of some of the company’s offering trash removal and recycling in Douglas County. This list is not all inclusive.

Plant trays and pots

  • Lowe’s
    • Castle Rock – 1360 New Beale St., Castle Rock, CO 80108 (Ph: 720-239-0355)
    • Parker – 10000 S. Twenty Mile Rd., Parker, CO 80134 (Ph: 720-842-4300)

Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs (leftover or unused)

  • Colorado Medication Take-Back Project – The Colorado Medication Take-Back Project is a network of secure boxes for the collection of unused and unwanted household medications. Medication disposal should be done in a manner that minimizes the chance of misuse and also protects the environment. Flushing medications down the toilet or throwing them in the trash can cause pollution of lakes, streams and water supplies. Accepted items include: prescription medications (except for narcotics of controlled substances), over-the-counter medications, medication samples, pet medications, vitamins, liquid medication in glass or leak-proof containers, medicated ointments and lotions, and inhalers.
    • Castle Rock – King Soopers, 100 Founders Parkway, Castle Rock, CO 80104 (Ph: 303-663-0177)
    • Highlands Ranch – King Soopers, 9551 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 (Ph: 303-470-3216)

Propane Cylinders

  • Home Depot - Offers a propane exchange for empty Home Depot propane cylinders.
    • Castle Rock – 333 Allen St., Castle Rock, CO 80104 (Ph: 303-688-8790)
    • Highlands Ranch – 1200 Mayberry Rd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 (Ph: 720-344-7645)
    • Lone Tree – 8477 S. Yosemite Ave., Lone Tree, CO 80124 (Ph: 303-706-1500)
    • Parker – 11111 S. Parker Rd., Parker, CO 80134 (Ph: 303-805-9991)
  • King Soopers – Offers a propane exchange for empty propane cylinders.
    • Castle Rock – 100 Founders Pkwy, Castle Rock, CO 80104 (Ph: 303-663-0177)
    • Castle Rock – 7284 Lagae Rd., Castle Rock, CO 80109 (Ph: 303-688-6200)
    • Highlands Ranch – 4000 Red Cedar Dr., Highlands Ranch, 80126 (Ph: 303-683-7383)
    • Highlands Ranch – 9551 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 (Ph: 303-470-3216)
    • Highlands Ranch – 8673 S. Quebec, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 (Ph: 303-683-4994)
    • Highlands Ranch – 2205 W. Wildcat Reserve Pk., Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 (Ph: 720-344-4503)
    • Littleton – 7901 S. Broadway St., Littleton, CO 80122 (Ph: 303-738-5700)
    • Littleton – 8126 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton, CO 80128 (Ph: 720-981-4391)
    • Parker – 12959 S. Parker Rd., Parker, CO 80134 (Ph: 303-840-1223)
    • Parker – 17031 Lincoln Ave., Parker, CO 80134 (Ph: 720-851-7750)
  • Lowe’s Offers a propane exchange for empty Lowe’s propane cylinders.
    • Castle Rock – 1360 New Beale St., Castle Rock, CO 80108 (Ph: 720-239-0355)
    • Parker – 10000 S. Twenty Mile Rd., Parker, CO 80134 (Ph: 720-842-4300)
  • Wal-Mart – Offers a propane exchange for empty propane cylinders.
    • Castle Rock – Supercenter, 4400 Front St., Castle Rock, CO 80104 (Ph: 303-688-8200)
    • Highlands Ranch – Supercenter, 6675 Business Center Dr., Highlands Ranch, CO 80130 (Ph: 303-683-3641)
    • Parker – Supercenter, 11101 S. Parker Rd., Parker, CO 80134 (Ph: 303-805-0029)

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Recycling Centers

  • Recycling drop-off site in Castle Rock – The Castle Rock Community Green Team and Douglas County School District have established a Community Recycling Center open to Douglas County residents and business owners on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The site allows residents and businesses in Douglas County to drop off newspapers, cardboard, glass, plastic and tin or aluminum items (items normally accepted by Waste Management, which is the recycler). Please note that the bins are locked during off hours, and dumping of non-permitted items could jeopardize the site’s continued operation.
    • Castle Rock – 701 Prairie Hawk Dr., Castle Rock, CO 80104 (The site is located on the grounds of the Douglas County School District-West Support Center at the southwest corner of Wolfensberger Road and Prairie Hawk Drive.)

Shoes

  • Crocs Cares – Recycle your Crocs.
    • Lone Tree – Nordstrom at the Park Meadows Shopping Center, 8401 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree, CO 80124 (Ph: 303-792-2999)
  • Soles4Shoes – Drop off gently worn shoes to any of the following collection points for Shoes4Soles:
    • Highlands Ranch – Whole Foods, 9366 S. Colorado Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 (Ph: 303-470-6003)
    • Lone Tree – Faze Two, 7824 Park Meadows Dr., Lone Tree, CO 80124 (Ph: 303-790-1986)
    • Or ship them to one of their warehouses (locations available on their website)
  • Nike Stores – Accept athletic shoes for recycling, but not cleats or shoes with any metal.
    • Castle Rock – 5050 Factory Shops Blvd., Suite 905, Castle Rock, CO 80108 (Ph: 303-688-3013)

Slash/Mulch Program

Douglas County offers a slash/mulch program throughout the summer months (typically May-September) on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1400 Caprice Dr. in Castle Rock. Residents can drop off slash from May through October and pick up free mulch material at the end of the slash collection season. Please visit the website for more information.

Acceptable items are tree branches and shrubbery with a maximum length of 6 ft. and maximum diameter of 12 inches. All loads must be covered and tied. Stumps, roots, lumber, ties, grass, dirt, household trash, appliances and weeds are NOT accepted.

Should there be inclement weather, please call 303-663-6274 for an update on possible closure for that day.


Trash Collector’s Recycling Services

Check with your current trash collector as many of them also offer recycling services. You may also want to check with your Homeowners’ Association (HOA) as some homeowners pay for recycling services as part of their HOA dues. Here is a list of some of the company’s offering trash removal and recycling in Douglas County. This list is not all inclusive.


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Natural Resources - Board Goal

Department of Community Development

100 Third Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104

Terence Quinn, Director of Community Development

Community & Resource Services

100 Third Street, Suite 220
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: 303.660.7460
Fax: 303.379.4198

Economic Development

100 Third Street, Suite 220
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: 303.660.7460
Fax: 303.379.4198
econdev@douglas.co.us
businessdouglascounty.com

Parks, Trails and Building Grounds Division

100 Third Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: 303.660.7495
Fax: 303.484.4865

Planning Services

100 Third Street, Suite 220
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: 303.660.7460
Fax: 303.379.4198
planning@douglas.co.us