The 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.
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
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