A-Z Recycling Guide -- Plastic Bottles
Residents and businesses with single-stream recycling can recycle plastic bottles, tubs, jugs, and jars through their curbside recycling. Learn more about single-stream recycling.
Attached plastic screw-top caps are OK.
- NO liquids in bottles.
- Please rinse. Labels are okay.
- NO plastic bags or plastic cups.
- NO motor oil bottles.
- NO vitamin or prescription bottles.
- NO PLA compostable containers
- NO foam containers
Click on a site below for items accepted, locations, 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: Plastics bottles, jugs and jars for recycling. 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.