Denver expanded solid waste services in 2023 with a new fee based on trash cart size. Weekly recycling and invoicing began in January and compost service will rollout starting in summer 2023. Rebates are available based on income and household size.
Learn more about services, fees and rebates
Beginning in 2023, recycling is now collected weekly as the city expands residential recycling and compost collection services to reduce the amount of trash Denver sends to the landfill and the production of harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
On average, Denverites recycle only 63% of the recyclable waste generated by their household each year. Making small recycling changes can make a huge difference!
The Cherry Creek Recycling Drop-off provides a convenient and NO-COST way for Denver residents to keep extra recyclables out of the landfill and to compost yard debris, and food scraps.
The Drop-off is open to Denver residents only. No commercial or landscaping company material will be accepted at this site. No box trucks or trailer loads of yard debris are accepted at this site.
For a complete list of accepted items, visit our Accepted for Recycling page.
Location and Hours
- Located near the intersection of S. Quebec St. and E. Cherry Creek South Drive. Enter going south on Cherry Creek South Dr. (follow the signs).
- Tuesday-Friday: 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Saturday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Closed on Sundays, Mondays and city holidays.
- The center will also be closed Saturday, Dec. 24 and Dec. 31.
Denver residents serviced by Solid Waste Management may schedule a FREE appliance collection by appointment. Appliance collections are done by the City to ensure that metals are recycled and Freon gases from refrigerated appliances are handled in an environmentally safe manner.
If you are an Xcel Endergy customer, you can earn a $50.00 rebate by recycling your refrigerator. Schedule a pickup here.
Accepted appliances for collection:
- Hot Water Heaters
- Microwave Ovens
- Air Conditioners*
- Washers & Dryers
*Contain Freon gas
To schedule an appliance collection appointment: Call 311 (720-913-1311)
E-cycle Coupon Program
Denver Recycles offers Denver residents an "E-cycle Coupon" for recycling televisions, monitors, and other electronic items. The E-cycle coupon will allow Denver residents to drop off their televisions, monitors, and other electronic items at a significantly discounted rate. Denver residents may request an E-cycle coupon by completing the online form.
Limit one coupon per household, per calendar year. Resident must live in Denver County. Businesses, non-residents of City & County of Denver, and PO boxes are not eligible for E-cycle coupons. Coupons are mailed within 2-3 weeks of your request.
Please be sure to safeguard your personal data by wiping your laptops, computers, and cellular phones before handing devices off for recycling or reuse. Generally, deleting all personal files and reinstalling your operating system to factory settings will be sufficient to complete this task.
*Coupon is valid for drop-offs only.
Request an E-cycle Coupon
Accepted for recycling
Televisions, monitors, CPUs, laptops, printers, scanners, faxes, keyboards, mice, stereos, external hard drives & storage devices, coffee makers, vacuums, blenders, toasters, cellular phones, telephones, DVRs, VCRs, digital cameras, video recorders, MP3 players, video game consoles, rechargeable batteries, sprinkler control boxes, wires, cables and some small appliances such as microwaves.
NOT accepted for recycling
Air conditioners, refrigerators, large appliances, garbage disposals, humidifiers, smoke or carbon monoxide detectors, pressurized canisters, oil or gas devices, fluorescent bulbs, neon signs, car batteries, small button batteries or household batteries (rechargeable batteries okay).
E-Waste Banned from Disposal in Colorado Landfills
Disposing of electronic equipment in the trash is illegal in Colorado as of July 1, 2013, in accordance with Colorado’s Electronic Recycling Jobs Act (SB 12-133, 4/20/12).
Electronics contain a variety of harmful, and in some cases even toxic substances, that when discarded can pose risks to our health and the environment. Toxic metals and materials commonly found in electronics includes Arsenic, Barium, Beryllium, Cadmium, Chromium, Dioxins, Phosphorus, Lead, Lithium, Mercury, Selenium and Silver. Electronic devices banned from Colorado landfills includes: television sets, central processing units (CPUs), computer monitors, peripherals, printers, fax machines, laptops, notebooks, ultra books, net books, electronic tablets, digital video disc (DVD) players, video cassette recorders (VCRs), radios, stereos, video game consoles and video display devices with viewing screens greater than four inches diagonally. Denver Recycles offers resources like an E-cycle Coupon and special collection events to assist you with recycling your unwanted electronics. There are also free and low cost recycling options through local retailers and manufacturers.
About our Electronics Recycling Partner
Blue Star Recyclers is e-Stewards® Certified and an award-winning 501(c)(3) social enterprise whose mission is to recycle electronics while employing people with autism and other disabilities. Certified e-Stewards are leading North American electronics recyclers who are qualified as upholding the highest standard of environmental and social responsibility.