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Business and Multi-Family Recycling

Denver Recycles, a program of the City & County of Denver Public Works Department Solid Waste Management, is only authorized to provide services to residential homes of seven or fewer units and our own municipal facilites. Denver Recycles is not authorized to provide services to commercial properties such as businesses and apartment communities. 

(See Public Works Rules and Regulations: Governing the Preparation, Storage, and Collection of Household and Yard Rubbish)

Commercial Recycling Service Providers

Below is a listing of private companies providing commercial recycling service in the Denver area. This list is provided as an informational service. The City & County of Denver does not endorse any specific company and all businesses are responsible for complying with all applicable local, state and federal laws pertaining to recycling, waste disposal and environmental protection.

 

Provides collection services for single stream recyclables including aluminum cans, cardboard, mixed paper, glass bottles & jars, magazines & catalogs, phone books, junk mail, office paper, newspaper, paperboard, milk & juice cartons, plastic bottles and steel cans.  For more information visit allbrightsanitation.com.

Collects aluminum cans, cardboard, mixed paper, glass bottles and jars, magazines and catalogs, phone books, junk mail, office paper, newspaper, paperboard, milk and juice cartons, plastic bottles and steel cans. No plastic bags or tubs.  For more information visit www.alpinewaste.com.

Collects standard recyclables. For more information visit www.wasteconnections.com.

Collects aluminum cans, books (including hardbacks), scrap metal, cardboard, mixed paper, glass bottles and jars, magazines and catalogs, phone books, junk mail, office paper, newspaper, paperboard, plastic bottles and steel cans. No plastic bags or tubs.  For more information visit www.wmcolorado.com.

Collects conventional single stream items, such as aluminum cans, cardboard, mixed paper, glass bottles and jars, magazines and catalogs, phone books, junk mail, office paper, newspaper, paperboard, plastics and steel cans. Also offers commercial recycling collection for scrap metal. Services are tailored for meeting the needs of small businesses (1-50 employees). For more information visit www.sustainability-recycling.com.

Collects cardboard, magazines, mixed paper (including junk mail) and newspaper.  For more information visit www.weyerhaeuser.com.

If your business purchases office supplies from Pedro's Planet, they will provide free recycling pick up for aluminum, mixed paper, phonebooks, catalogues, ink cartridges and cell phones. For more information vist www.pedrosplanet.com.

 

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Setting up a Recycling Program at an Apartment Building or Condominium

  1. Start a conversation with the landlord, property management team or HOA about getting recycling.
  2. Encourage other tenants to obtain a commitment from the property owners to add recycling services.
  3. Find out if the current waste hauler also provides recycling services.
  4. Negotiate the costs of recycling collection service with existing hauler or another hauling company.  Recycling costs might be offset by reduced trash collection services.
  5. Select a recycling hauler and determine a collection schedule.
  6. Be sure recycling containers are placed in common areas and are clearly identified.
  7. Appoint a recycling coordinator to monitor services.
  8. Kick-off the launch of the recycling program with a ceremony and memo from property management.