Alamosa Recycling Center:
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
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
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
John & Melissa Graham
San Luis Valley Regional Landfill (Drop off). See their flyer here.
P.O. Box 861
1600 CR 44
Monte Vista, CO 81144
Landfill Manager: Jim Clare
Star Steel & Supply (Drop off and pick up)
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)
(719) 588-2447 (Tina Miani)
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
Jenine Manesiotis (VP)
Electronics, batteries. See flyer here.
Adams State University Facilities (Drop off for ASU Students & Staff)
www.adams.edu/sustainability (EARTH website)
Recycling goes to Alamosa Recycling Center
Ace in Your Pocket (Drop off - fee)
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