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Where can I recycle my stuff?

See our new SLVEC Recycling Map which you can view online or pickup at various locations

Batteries - WSB Computer Services, Colorado Recycles in Monte Vista, SLV Regional Landfill

Big items - Still usable furniture, mattresses, call your local thrift store (such as Rainbow's End), most will pick up! Also see Waste Free SLV info below. 

Check out this website about recycling/disposing of mattresses: 

Big items - Non re-usable furniture, mattresses - Call your local waste hauler. Alamosa has two big item pickups a year. Waste Management will pick up if called.

Cell Phones - SLV Regional Landfill, Walmart in Alamosa, also check with your local service provider.

Electronics - WSB Computer Services in Alamosa (fee) - 21 Craft Drive.

(719) 589-8940.

Lightbulbs - SLV Regional Landfill

Metals - Colorado Recycling in Monte Vista, or Star Steel in Estrella

Motor Oil (DIY) - SLV Regional Landfill

Paint - Monte Vista Coop, Habitat for Humanity Store in Alamosa

Pill Bottles (#2, white) - Walmart pharmacy

Plastic Baling Twine/Hay Strings - Big R in Alamosa, Monte Vista Coop in Monte Vista,

SLV Region Landfill

Plastic Shopping Bags or Plastic Film (clean) - Walmart, Safeway, City Market in Alamosa; check your local grocery store.

Tires - Ace in Your Pocket (fee) in  Alamosa.

Local Recycler information:

Alamosa Recycling Center (Drop off center: City of Alamosa)

1130 Old Airport Rd., Alamosa

Keith Price, Recycling Coordinator (719) 937-8358

Pat Steenburg, Public Works Director, (719) 589-6631

Colorado Recycling

(Drop off and pick up)

1567 U.S. Hwy 160 E, Monte Vista, CO 81144

(719) 852-6131

Louis Gallegos

Britney Gallegos, (719) 580-0507 (cell)

Recycles: All metals, batteries, vehicles, telecommunications wires

Ship to Capital Scrap Metals in Santa Fe

Muley’s MDS Trash Service

(Curbside pickup: Mineral & Rio Grande Counties)

P.O. Box 368, Creede, CO 81130

(719) 658-3060

John & Melissa Graham

San Luis Valley Regional Landfill

(Drop off) 

P.O. Box 861

1600 CR 44

Monte Vista, CO 81144

(719) 852-3810

Landfill Manager: Jim Clare

Star Steel & Supply

(Drop off and pick up)

(719) 589-5385

All metals: ferrous & non-ferrous (nonmagnetic). Will pay $60/ton for steel and scrap metal.

Waste free SLV

(Fee. Drop off at Saguache Landfill; Pick up available in Crestone, Baca, Saguache, South Fork, Del Norte)

P.O. Box 886, South Fork, CO 81154

(719) 588-2703 (Bill Burch)

Cardboard, metals, glass, couches, mattresses, plastics #1 #2, fibers, bubble wrap, shrink wrap, chickboard, paper milk cartons.

WSB eRecyclers

(Drop off, fee) 

21 Craft Drive, Alamosa

(719) 589-8940

Jenine Manesiotis (VP)

Electronics, batteries. See flyer here.

Adams State University Facilities

(Drop off for ASU Students & Staff)

Rodney Martinez

Recycling goes to Alamosa Recycling Center

Ace in Your Pocket

Tires - (Drop off - fee)

Stacy Peters

(719) 587-0191

Habitat For Humanity 

Aluminum cans (Drop off sites throughout Alamosa),

Re-usable items - see Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Great Sand Dunes National Park (Drop off bins in amphitheater, campgrounds)

#1-7 plastic, aluminum cans, glass, steel cans, propane bottles

Picked up by Upper Arkansas Valley Recyclers in Salida

Recycle 20,000 lbs/yr 


For more information, please call or email Kristina at or (719) 588-5127.

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