A-Z Recycling Guide -- Aluminum Cans and Foil
Residents and businesses with single-stream recycling can recycle aluminum cans, aluminum foil and pie pans through their curbside recycling. Learn more about single-stream recycling.
- Please do not crush or flatten cans.
- Please empty and rinse out liquids.
- No small, balled-up foil. Please ball all aluminum foil together into one large ball 2" or larger in diameter. Do not flatten.
The following drop-off centers accept aluminum cans and foil for recycling. Click on the site for the location and hours:
Eco-Cycle's Zero Waste Services (businesses only)
Phone: (303) 444-6634
Services provided: Collection for all traditional recyclables (mixed paper including bagged shredded paper, cardboard, glass and plastic bottles, aluminum and tin cans, scrap metal), hard-to-recycle materials (computers, fax and copier machines, other electronics, plastic bags with a #2 or #4, stretch wrap, #6 white block foam, wooden pallets, textiles, books and paired shoes) and compostables (all food and landscaping waste, uncoated paper products and compostable food service products made from plant materials). Dumpsters, wheeled carts, roll-off boxes, compactors and other collection equipment available. Visit website, call or e-mail for more information. Businesses only.
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309
Phone: (303) 492-8307
Accepted materials: Aluminum cans and foil (along with all single-stream recyclables). Check website or call for locations. Service for CU community only.
5880 Butte Mill Road
Boulder, CO 80301
Phone: (303) 444-2037
Hours: Summer (April - Thanksgiving) -- Mon. - Sat., 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Winter (Thanksgiving – March 31) -- Mon. - Fri., 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Service provided: Western Disposal’s Trash and Recycle Center provides a one-stop shop for your recycling and composting needs. Fees may apply. Call for rates.
Accepted materials: Construction materials. Large appliances including air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, dryers, water heaters, and dishwashers. In addition, we also accept pallets, scrap metal, single-stream recyclables, yard waste, wood waste, and food waste.
Not Accepted: Electronics, hazardous waste.