Hard to Recycle Items

There are many non-traditional items that can be recycled in Boulder County. Eco-Cycle, a local non-profit agency in Boulder County, provides a list of resources for Hard to Recycle items.

To find out where to recycle the following items and other hard to recycle materials, consult Eco-Cycle's A-Z Recycling Guide. A search box appears in the top right corner of each page. Or visit  CHaRM (Center of Hard to Recycle Materials) more information about the facility.

  • Air Conditioners
  • Aluminum Cans and Foil
  • Ammunition/Explosives
  • Antifreeze
  • Appliances
  • Art and Hobby Items
  • Asphalt
  • Backpacks
  • Barrels/Drums/Tanks
  • Bathtubs
  • Batteries - All
  • Batteries - Car
  • Batteries - Rechargeable
  • Batteries - Silver Oxide and Button
  • Bicycles
  • Bicycle Inner Tubes & Tires
  • Binoculars and Spotting Scopes
  • Books
  • Box Springs
  • Boxes
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Business Surplus Equipment/Supplies
  • Cameras and Photo Equipment
  • Candle Wax
  • Cardboard
  • Cars and other vehicles
  • Car Seats
  • Carpet Padding
  • Carpet
  • Cassette Tapes
  • CD Players
  • CDs/CD Cases/DVDs
  • Ceiling Tiles
  • Cell Phones
  • Ceramic and Porcelain Items
  • Christmas Trees
  • Clothing and Fabrics
  • Computer Equipment
  • Concrete and Asphalt
  • Construction Materials and Deconstruction Services
  • Cooking Oil/Grease
  • Copiers
  • Corks
  • Dishwashers
  • Deconstruction Services
  • Dirt
  • Diskettes and Computer Tapes
  • Dry Cleaning Garment Bags
  • DVDs
  • Electric Motors
  • Electronics
  • Envelopes
  • Explosives/Ammunition
  • Eyeglasses
  • Fabric
  • Fax Machines
  • Fencing
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fishing line/spools
  • Fluorescent/Halogen Bulbs
  • Freezers
  • Food
  • Furniture
  • Glass Bottles and Jars
  • Glass (non-container)
  • Greeting Cards
  • Grills
  • Hangers
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Holiday Trees
  • Household Items
  • Jewel Cases
  • Landscaping Materials
  • Lawn Mowers
  • Leaves and Pumpkins
  • Light Bulbs/Fluorescent Lighting
  • Light Strings
  • Magazines and Catalogs
  • Mattresses and Box Springs
  • Medical Equipment and Supplies
  • Metal (scrap)
  • Microwaves
  • Milk Cartons/Drink Boxes/Aseptic Containers
  • Motor Oil
  • Newspaper
  • Office Paper and Opened Mail
  • Oil Filters
  • Other
  • Packing Peanuts
  • Paint
  • Pallets
  • Paper
  • Paperboard
  • Phone Books
  • Photographic Materials/Film Canisters
  • Plastic
  • Plastic Bags
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Plastic Nursery Pots
  • Plastic Tubs
  • Plexiglas
  • Porcelain
  • Prescription Medications
  • Printers
  • Printer Cartridges and Ribbons
  • Propane Canisters
  • Prosthetic Limbs
  • Refrigerators
  • Rugs/Carpet
  • School Supplies
  • Scrap Metal
  • Shipping Envelopes
  • Shoes
  • Shredded Paper
  • Sinks
  • Sod
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Sporting Goods
  • Steel Cans and Metal Jar Lids
  • Styrofoam® Coolers
  • Styrofoam®/Polystyrene and Bubble Wrap
  • Telephones /Telephone Systems
  • Televisions and VCRs
  • Tennis Balls and Cans
  • Textiles
  • Thermometers/Thermostats
  • Tires
  • Toilets
  • Tools
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toys
  • Tree Limbs/Leaves/Yard Waste
  • Tyvek® Cleanroom Garments
  • Tyvek® Envelopes
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • VCRs
  • Video Tapes
  • Washers and Dryers
  • Water Heaters
  • Wine Corks
  • Wire/Wire Fencing
  • Wood
  • Wrapping Paper
  • X-Rays
  • Yard Waste
  • Yoga Mats

 Related Links



Contacts

Resource Conservation Division

720-564-2220
720-564-2227 (fax)
Email
Resource Conservation Division

Boulder

Boulder County Recycling Center
1901 63rd St.
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F
Map & Directions

Mailing Address

1901 63rd St.
Boulder, CO 80301

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