Where to Recycle Stuff, 2021 Updated Guide

Cellphones, batteries, plastics, glass, bailing twine, clothing, and more....

Please consider the environment when disposing of unwanted products. The San Luis Valley has a variety of excellent recycling services. Take note of this updated list and also check out the recycling map at the bottom of the page. Read "Things That Cannot Be Recycled" to make sure your item is recyclable.


*To ensure everyone's safety and efficiency, always consult with a recycling provider before drop off/pick up to confirm that your item is recyclable or in reusable condition.

Appliances

-WSB Computer Services: https://www.wsbcs.net/recycling


Batteries

-WSB Computer Services: https://www.wsbcs.net/recycling

-Colorado Recycles in Monte Vista: https://www.wm.com/us/en/home/bulbs-batteries-electronics

-SLV Regional Solid Waste Authority, Monte Vista, CO: http://slvlandfill.com/?page_id=126


Baling Twine

-SLV Regional Solid Waste Authority, Monte Vista, CO: http://slvlandfill.com/?page_id=126

-Big R of Alamosa, 148 Craft Drive, Alamosa, CO.

-Monte Vista Co-op, 1901 US HWY 160, Monte Vista, CO.


Big items

- For still usable furniture and mattresses, call your local thrift store, such as Rainbow's End: http://lapuentehome.org/enterprises/rainbows-end-thrift-stores/

or Caring and Sharing in Salida (719)-539-3686

See if they will pick up the item!

-Check out this website about recycling/disposing of mattresses: 

https://www.tuck.com/mattress-disposal/

-For 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

-WSB Computer Services: https://www.wsbcs.net/recycling

-Colorado Recycles in Monte Vista: https://www.wm.com/us/en/home/bulbs-batteries-electronics

- Also check with your local service provider.


Clothing

-Local thrift stores: Rainbow's end in Alamosa, Center, and Monte Vista: http://lapuentehome.org/enterprises/rainbows-end-thrift-stores/ ,

Habitat for Humanity Alamosa (719) 589-8688

Caring and Sharing Salida (719)-539-3686


Electronics (miscellaneous)

- WSB Computer Services in Alamosa (fee). Check out the list of what they accept as well as the cost for drop off and pick up services. https://www.wsbcs.net/recycling or call (719) 589-8940.


General Household Recycling: newspaper, magazines, cardboard, plastics, steel cans, aluminum, glass.

-Rickey Recycling Center in Alamosa: (719) 937-8358: https://www.facebook.com/AlamosaValleyCourier/posts/rickey-recycling-centerwhere-1130-old-airport-road-12th-st-yard-next-to-waste-wa/1122712034493860/

- Waste Management: https://www.wm.com/us/en/location/co/alamosa/trash-pickup-alamosa-co

-Saguache County Landfill and Recycling: https://saguachecounty.colorado.gov/departments/landfill-recycling-center/recycling

-SLV Regional Solid Waste Authority, Monte Vista, CO: http://slvlandfill.com/?page_id=126

-Chaffee County Waste: https://tellercountywaste.com/chaffee-county-waste-recycling-info/


Grocery Bags

-SLV Regional Solid Waste Authority, Monte Vista, CO: http://slvlandfill.com/?page_id=126

-Safeway & Walmart in Salida or Alamosa. Bins are usually close to front entrance.

-Inquire with your local grocery store.


Lightbulbs

- Colorado Recycles in Monte Vista: https://www.wm.com/us/en/home/bulbs-batteries-electronics

- EZ on the Earth: https://ezontheearth.com/bulk-services/bulk-lamp-recycling/

-SLV Regional Solid Waste Authority, Monte Vista, CO: http://slvlandfill.com/?page_id=126


Metals

- Colorado Recycling in Monte Vista: (719) 580-6695

- Star Steel and Supply: https://www.americaniron.com/scrap-metal-recycling-alamosa-co.html

or call 719.589.5385

- Saguache County Landfill and Recycling: https://saguachecounty.colorado.gov/departments/landfill-recycling-center/recycling

-SLV Regional Solid Waste Authority, Monte Vista, CO: http://slvlandfill.com/?page_id=126


Motors

- Star Steel and Supply: https://www.americaniron.com/scrap-metal-recycling-alamosa-co.html or call 719.589.5385


Motor Oil (DIY)

- SLV Regional Landfill


Paint

- Sherwin Williams: https://www.sherwin-williams.com/store-locator/paint-store/alamosa/co/707422?utm_source=google&utm_medium=local_listing&utm_campaign=tag_local_listing

- If paint is usable, reach out to a local nonprofit or business and see if they could use remaining paint.


Pill Bottles (#2, white)

- Contact a Walmart pharmacy.


Tires

- Ace in Your Pocket (fee): 183 Broadway Ave., Alamosa, CO. (719) 587-0191.

-SLV Regional Solid Waste Authority, Monte Vista, CO: http://slvlandfill.com/?page_id=126


Yard Waste

-Rickey Recycling Center in Alamosa: (719) 937-8358: https://www.facebook.com/AlamosaValleyCourier/posts/rickey-recycling-centerwhere-1130-old-airport-road-12th-st-yard-next-to-waste-wa/1122712034493860/

-SLV Regional Solid Waste Authority, Monte Vista, CO: http://slvlandfill.com/?page_id=126


Local Recycler Information:


Rickey 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) 580-6695

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 Solid Waste Authority

(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). W


WSB eRecyclers

(Drop off, fee) 

21 Craft Drive, Alamosa

(719) 589-8940


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 - Alamosa (719) 589-8688


*Updated June 2, 2021





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