Recycle Right

Recycle right and reduce your carbon footprint. Reducing waste in Aspen can be confusing. That's why we offer our services to residents, visitors, businesses, and waste haulers. While we do not provide waste removal services, we do provide education, information, training, and tools for how to reduce waste, recycle right, and send food waste to the compost pile

recyclables should be clean and dry of food debris
Styrofoam belongs in the trash
Take Away Containers Belong in the Trash
plastic toys and bucket belong in the trash
Plastic bags belong in the trash
  • Recyclable food containers should be rinsed and free of food remnants.
  • Styrofoam products such as packing materials, beverage cups and takeaway food containers go in the trash. Try reusing packaging.
  • Unless compostable, paperboard and Styrofoam take-away food containers go in the trash.
  • Plastic toys and buckets belong in the trash. Try donating plastic toys and reusing buckets.
  • Plastic bags go in the trash. Try reusable bags instead.

Curbside Recycling

Local Waste Haulers offer trash, recycling, and compost curbside services in Aspen.  

These items are recyclable at your home, business, or Pitkin County Landfill.

2019 Single Stream Guidelines 1 pg Opens in new window

These items are NOT recyclable in Aspen.

Recycling Dirty Dozen Opens in new window

Rules for Home and Business Recycling

Get the Recycling App

  • Check out our Valley’s new recycling guide provided by EverGreen ZeroWaste. Just enter in your item and it tells you how to dispose of it.
  • Put the new recycling app on your phone with these links:

Changes at the Rio Grande Recycle Center

RGRC Sign 2020

Other items:

See Aspen’s Recycling Ordinance (PDF) to learn more about the City’s recycling policies.