Boulder County has enacted Level 1 Fire Restrictions

Recycling Center Tours
All self-guided and guided tours of the Boulder County Recycling Center are postponed until May 2022. To be added to our tour wait list, please refer to the contact information posted below. Please note the building is closed to the public at this time.

Recycling Center Tours

Self-Guided Tours (less than 10 people)

  • Self guided tours are open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays. The sorting lines shut down daily around 3 p.m., so come before that time if you want to see the fast-action of the workers and machinery sorting items.

Guided Tours for Groups of 10 or More People

Free guided tours are available to groups with a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 35 people on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., excluding holidays. Guided tours are expected to last either 60 or 90 minutes, depending on age range of visitors. Our Education Center is available for groups to enjoy lunch and must be booked in advance. Tour requests must be placed at least two weeks in advance due to high demand.

  • Schedule a Tour – guided tours for groups of adults, high school age or younger including schools, scouts, summer camps, etc. Please contact: or call 720-564-2226
  • Location: Boulder County Recycling Center, 1901 63rd St., Boulder, CO


This educational video offers an in-depth look at single-stream recycling at the Boulder County Recycling Center in Boulder, Colorado. Follow along with the characters to see how recyclable materials are sorted, baled, and sent off to markets to be made into new products.

Educational Exhibits

Educational exhibits at the Boulder County Recycling Center explain how cans, bottles, jars and paper are separated and sorted to be shipped across the country and made into something new. Overlooking the processing center, visitors can also see single-stream recycling technology in action. Other exhibits focus on the natural resources used to make common materials such as soda cans and plastic bottles and the environmental benefits of recycling these items.

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Boulder County Recycling Center
1901 63rd St
Boulder, CO 80301
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Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F

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