Erie Recycling Center

The Town of Erie Department of Public Works maintains a Recycling Center which accepts Commingled Containers and Mixed Paper.


Effective March 17, 2020: The Town’s Recycling Center is temporarily closed until further notice. This closure is part of the Town’s effort to eliminate non-essential services as well as avoid unnecessarily exposing staff to potentially contaminated trash. 

The Town will continue to evaluate programs and services and advise when these services will be restored. In the meantime, Public Works recommends utilizing regional resources for recycling such as Resource Central in Boulder.

For more information call Public Works at 303-926-2870.


  • 1000 Briggs Street - north of Historic Downtown Erie
  • Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m, 7 days a week
    • Bins are moved off-site to be emptied, and are gone for approximately 2-4 hours twice a week

More Information

The recycling bins are emptied by Waste Connections weekly on Mondays and Fridays. The bins are moved off-site to be emptied, and are gone for approximately 2-4 hours.
 Please Note
: the weekly schedule may be changed due to holidays and/or other circumstances.

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. 

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:

  • 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

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

The 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