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Residential Recycling

Recycling Cart - Waste Connections Colorado Springs

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 section for the recycling schedule and holiday schedule.

  • 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
  • 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

Recycling Perks

Good News!

To benefit loyal recycling customers like you, Waste Connections has partnered with Recycling Perks to offer you MORE LOCAL REWARDS with area businesses, and you can start earning points today!

The Recycling Perks program will replace Recyclebank so we encourage you to use up all of your Recyclebank points before June 1st.

When to Register: Now

  • Registration is now open to all Waste Connections residential recycling customers in the greater Colorado Springs area.

How to Register FREE Online via Smartphone, Tablet or Desktop:

Earn Points When You Register:

  • You'll receive 100 points just for signing up.
  • And, if you enter promo code NEWPERKS, you'll earn 500 additional points!
  • And, if you sign up by June 31, 2018, you'll automatically be entered for a chance to win a $50 gift card.

Earn Points When You Recycle: Starting June 4, 2018

  • On your normal, bi-weekly collection day, your Recycling Perks account will automatically earn 50 points each time your Waste Connections recycling cart is emptied.

How to Redeem Points: Starting June 4, 2018

  • You may log in any time after June 4th at to redeem points for discounts and freebies from local businesses, participate in raffles, and more. As a registered participant, you can earn up to $25 in discounts and freebies each month. That's $300 in discounts each year!
  • Registered accounts can share earned points with family and friends.

Contact Recycle Perks about the Rewards Program:

Contact Waste Connections of Colorado Springs About Recycling Collection Service:

  • For more information about your recycling service with Waste Connections, email us or call 719-591-5000.

Thank you for being a loyal Waste Connections recycling customer. Together we are making a sustainable difference!

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