Erie Recycling Center

Single Stream Recycling Guide Opens in new windowThe Town of Erie Department of Public Works maintains a Recycling Center which accepts single stream recycling of all your recyclable items (plastic, paper, glass, metal, cardboard, etc). Learn before you visit which items you can and cannot recycle by downloading the Single-Stream Recycling Guide

Please do not leave anything outside of the bins or on the street in front of the facility. Any items that are not placed in the bins will not be recycled. The recycling bins are emptied by Waste Connections weekly.

For more information call Sustainability at 303-926-2880.


COVID-19 Protocols

  • Visitors must check-in with staff upon entry
  • Must provide proof of Erie residency
  • Facial coverings are required
  • Please do not visit the Recycling Center if you feel unwell, have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath
  • Visitors must unload single-stream recycling and break down cardboard
  • No more than 8 people out of their vehicles at one time
  • Staff are available to answer recycling questions
  • Please respect the gates and posted hours
  • Do not leave anything outside of the bins or on the street in front of the facility

Additional Recycling

All Erie residents, regardless of which county you live in, are able to use the Boulder County Recycling Drop-Off Center, located at 1901 63rd St. between Arapahoe and Valmont. This facility is open 24 hours a day and accepts and processes single-stream recyclable materials.

Single Stream Recycling Accepted at the Erie Recycling Center

Please follow these guidelines carefully. Flatten all cardboard boxes. Empty and rinse all containers. Do not flatten containers.

  • Paper egg cartons
  • Cardboard boxes (must be broken down) – Cereal boxes
  • #1-7 Plastic tubs and screw-top jars (No lids, No #7 PLA compostable; Do not flatten)
  • Cans (Do not crush or flatten)
  • Loose metal jar lids and steel bottle caps
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Paper milk/ juice cartons (No foil pouches; Do not flatten)
  • Clean, balled aluminum foil (2" or larger) and pie pans
  • Loose metal jar lids and steel bottle caps
  • Magazines, brochures and catalogs
  • Phone Books
  • White or pastel office paper
  • File folders
  • Newspapers and inserts
  • Opened mail and greeting cards
  • Paperback books
  • Empty aerosol cans and no caps

The Recycling Center Does Not Accept

  • Plastic Bags
  • Plastic Tops
  • Shredded Paper
  • Hard-Back Books
  • Scrap Metal
  • Tyvek® Envelopes
  • Plastic 6-Pack Holders
  • Needles or Syringes
  • Paper Ream Wrappers
  • Plastic Microwave Trays
  • Frozen Food Containers
  • Mirrors, Ceramics or Pyrex®
  • Light Bulbs, Plates or Vases
  • Drinking Glasses
  • Window Glass
  • Hazardous or Bio-Hazardous Waste
  • Plastics Other Than Those Listed
  • Tissues, Paper Towels, Napkins
  • Waxed Paper or Waxed Cardboard
  • Stickers or Sheets of Address Labels
  • Kraft® (orange/brown) envelopes
  • Styrofoam® or Paper To-Go Containers