Residential

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Service Area

Waste Connections of Colorado Springs is a residential trash and recycling service provider to customers in Colorado Springs, Falcon, Black Forest, Fountain, Security–Widefield, CO. Availability of services varies by community but we are continually adding communities and services in El Paso County, CO.

To see which Waste Connections of Colorado Springs residential trash and recycling services are available in your community, visit the Service Area section or contact customer service.

Billing Cycle - Quarterly


Waste Connections Colorado Springs Residential Service

Trash

Request ServiceThe experienced, courteous staff at Waste Connections of Colorado Springs provides dependable and convenient El Paso County residential trash collection service.

Collection information:
Please have your Waste Connections of Colorado Springs garbage container at the curb by 7 a.m. on your scheduled pickup day. Please do not block the sidewalk with your container.

Pickup guidelines:

  • Leave 3 feet between containers
  • Do not park personal vehicles within 10 feet of containers on service day
  • Handles should face towards your house
  • Do not drill into, bolt or fasten anything to the cart
  • Trash should not be higher than the lid of the container or be placed on top of the lid
  • Trash should be bagged and tied
  • Do not pack materials tightly into cart

Container Size

Waste Connections of Colorado Springs residential customers receive a 96-gallon container for weekly pickup. Service level with trash service allots for (1) 96 gallon toter + 3 bags outside, which can be used for leaves and yard/grass clippings.

If you have extra garbage or large items – furniture, carpet etc. - that will not fit inside the container, please contact customer service at 719-591-5000 at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled pickup day. Additional charges may apply.

Acceptable Items:

  • Normal non-hazardous household waste
  • Double bagged cat litter or dog waste
96 Gallon Residential Container

Restricted Items:

  • 55-gallon drums (unless both ends are cut out and drum is flattened)
  • Acid
  • Ashes, hot or cold
  • Broken glass, broken mirrors (unless wrapped in newspaper and labeled)
  • Computer monitors
  • Concrete or rock
  • Dead animals
  • Dirt or sod
  • Electronics
  • Fertilizer (depends on quantity-please call customer service at 719-591-5000 before placing in trash)
  • Firecrackers
  • Fluorescent tube lighting rods, bulbs
  • Gasoline
  • Hazardous materials
  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • Insecticide and chemicals
  • Lawnmowers and other home yard equipment (unless the gas and oil have been completely removed)
  • Liquids
  • Medical waste
  • Motor oil
  • Paints, stains, sealants (lids must be open and contents dry)
  • Pesticides or acids
  • Products and items containing mercury
  • Propane tanks
  • Razor blades (unless placed in a hard plastic container with a screw-on lid)
  • Refrigerators, freezers
  • Syringes, hypodermic needles (unless in a proper hazardous materials container - please call customer service)
  • Tires
  • Used oil
  • Vehicle batteries

Electronics

Please do not put any electronic items in any Waste Connections of Colorado Springs residential trash and recycling container.

According to the State of Colorado, "Waste electronics and computers from residential and non-residential sources cannot be disposed of in solid waste landfills in Colorado. Waste electronics contain heavy metals and other harmful constituents that have the potential to contaminate soil and groundwater if not managed and disposed of properly."

The State of Colorado publishes these useful resources:

Guidelines for electronic waste for residents. They also publish a list of electronic recycling locations and a map of electronic recycling locations.

Household Hazardous Waste and Paint

The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment publishes a useful list of locations that accept Household Hazardous waste and paint.

Online Bill Pay:

To enroll in online bill pay with Waste Connections of Colorado Springs, click the Online Bill Pay button at the top of any page.  You will need an invoice, which has your account number and invoice number. Enrolling in autopay and electronic billing will eliminate the administrative fee from your account.

Residential Trash Service Cancellation Policy:

Upon cancellation, a $35 toter removal fee will apply unless the cans were purchased, and if you cancel before your current billing cycles is over you will be charged a $50 early termination fee.  Please allow 6-8 weeks for any refunds.


Recycling

Request ServiceWaste Connections of Colorado Springs are proud supporters of cleaner, greener Colorado and we encourage the recycling of residential, construction and commercial waste in the Colorado Springs area. Today more than ever, recyclable products are common and our programs and services make El Paso County recycling convenient and worry-free for our customers.

Residential Recycling

We provide a single-stream El Paso County residential recycling program (also known as "fully commingled" recycling), which means all recyclables are placed in one bin for convenient curbside pickup. Residential recycling in the Colorado Springs area is collected every other week. Place your recyclables curbside by 7 a.m. on your pickup date. 

Please visit the Schedule section for the recycling schedule and holiday schedule.

Recycling Cart - Waste Connections Colorado Springs

Accepted Recyclables

  • Aerosol cans (empty)
  • Aluminum foil, pie pans (2" or larger, clean)
  • Cereal/soda boxes
  • Corrugated cardboard (max. 12" x 24"per piece)
  • Detergent bottles, screw-on caps are allowed
  • Glass bottles and jars (clear, green, amber)
  • Metals, steel cans, aluminum cans
  • Milk jugs, butter/margarine containers, pop/water bottles
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Paper, junk mail, magazines, newspapers (glossy inserts okay)
  • Plastic, plastic containers (#1 - #7 on bottom)
  • See Single-Stream Recycling Guide

When preparing recycling for pickup, please follow these guidelines carefully:

  • Flatten all cardboard boxes
  • Empty and rinse all containers. Do not flatten containers
  • Do not place items in plastic bags

Prohibited Items:

  • Ceramics, or Pyrex®
  • Drinking glasses
  • Electronics
  • Frozen food containers
  • Glass, light bulbs, plates, vases, drinking glasses, or window glass
  • Hard-cover books
  • Hazardous or bio-hazardous waste
  • Kraft® (orange or brown) envelopes
  • Lids
  • Light bulbs, plates or vases
  • Mirrors
  • Microwave trays
  • Needles or syringes
  • Paper ream wrappers
  • Paper to-go containers
  • Plastic bags, 6-pack holders, plastic tops, and other non-listed plastics
  • Scrap metal
  • Shredded paper
  • Stickers or sheets of address labels
  • Styrofoam®
  • Tissues, paper towels, napkins
  • Toys
  • Tyvek® envelopes
  • Waxed paper or waxed cardboard
  • Window glass
  • ALL other items not listed on the Single-Stream Recycling Guide

Recyclebank

Recycle BankWaste Connections of Colorado Springs partners with the Recyclebank program. Recyclebank members earn points for recycling and other environmentally-friendly activities. The Recyclebank program supports a sustainable future through group efforts making a positive impact.

New residential customers will receive the Recyclebank Activation Mailer shortly after initiating services. Current customers can call Waste Connections of Colorado Springs to learn more about the program. This service is a premium service, and is optional.

Here are the steps to sign up:

  • Step 1. Be an active trash and recycling customer with Waste Connections
  • Step 2. Create an account at this Recyclebank link or call Recyclebank at 1-888-727-2978
  • Step 3. When creating your account, please use your service address

During the process, you will be asked to type in your address. If you have any difficulty setting up your account, please contact either Recyclebank at 1-888-727-2978 or Waste Connections Customer Service at 719-591-5000.

In order to authenticate and activate your request, you may select to mail a PIN or SMS text message the PIN. If you received a PIN in the mail from Recyclebank please enter it now. Otherwise, if you select "SMS", a "SMS" capable device must be typed in the phone number field. Please allow up to 1 hour for delivery of the SMS. If you select mail, please allow up to 10 days to receive the letter with the PIN. Please note: Our current customers with trash only service are not automatically included in this premium program. If you are not recycling, this is the perfect opportunity to start.

If you have trouble accessing your account, questions about missed credits, or want to order rewards, please contact Recyclebank Customer Care. You can access this via the web at www.recyclebank.com or call Recyclebank at 1-888-727-2978.


Residential Roll-off

Request ServiceRoll-offs are great for clean-up jobs, spring cleaning and large item removal for residential customers. If you have a project and would like to learn more about our Pikes Peak regional roll-off services, call Waste Connections of Colorado Springs at 719-591-5000.


Roll-Off SizeLengthWidthHeight
10 Yard  13' 8' 4'
20 Yard
 22'
8' 4'
30 Yard  22
8' 6'
40 Yard  22' 8' 8'

*The 10 Yard is the only size available for dirt, rock, concrete or asphalt.

Roll-Off Service