Recycling Guides

Hard-to-Recycle Resources

Many households replace outdated electronics on a regular basis. Although it seems simple and convenient to throw old items in the trash, there are ways to dispose of electronic waste that won’t hurt the planet. There are several companies in Adams County that will provide pick-up or drop-off services in order to properly dispose of electronic waste.

Hard-to-Recycle items include:

  • Cell phones
  • Computers
  • TV’s
  • Printer cartridges
  • Alkaline batteries
  • Lithium batteries
  • LED light bulbs
  • Incandescent light bulbs
  • Plastic bags
  • Styrofoam

Local H2R Services

Local H2R Services include:


View drop-off locations and accepted items at:


Accepts computers and electronics. Call for fees.
500 West 53rd Place, Denver
Hours: MondayFriday: 8 a.m.5 p.m., Saturday: 8 a.m.Noon

Mountain Electronics Recycling 

Electronics, computers, monitors, batteries, faxes, cell phones, hard drives, servers, laptops, printers and copper wire. There is a charge for some of these items and a fee for pick up. Call for details.
4120 Brighton Blvd., Unit A-1, Denver 
Hours: MondayFriday: 7:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., Saturday: 7:30 a.m.Noon

Rocky Mountain Recycling 

Accepts aluminum cans, books (incl. hardbacks), cardboard, mixed paper, glass bottles and jars, magazines and catalogs, junk mail, office paper, newspaper, paperboard (like cereal boxes), phonebooks, plastic bottles and steel cans. We also accept plastic bags, reasonably clean shrink-wrap and a variety of rigid plastics.
4744 Forest St., Denver
Hours: MondayFriday: 9 a.m.4 p.m.

Food Waste Prevention

The United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service published a booklet that will help you and your friends decrease the amount of food that goes to waste in your community.  The booklet can be found through the link provided, and will discuss ways to reduce, recover, and recycle food before it goes to waste.