Recycling converts materials that would otherwise become waste into valuable resources and is a cornerstone for sustainability. A used bottle or can, if recycled, can produce financial, social and environmental returns for Louisville and Colorado. In 2017, 22% of Louisville residential waste was recycled.
Single stream recycling picked up by Western from your home is taken to the Boulder County Recycling Center, where it is then separated, baled and sent to market. Understanding what can be recycled keeps the materials stream clean and marketable.
Hard to Recycle
Colorado State law prohibits disposing of electronics in your regular trash. Electronics recycling can be taken to the City of Boulder's CHaRM Center, located at 6400 Arapahoe Road, Boulder.
For a charge, clean appliances can be recycled at both at the CHaRM Center and with Western Disposal at their Trash and Recycle Center, 5880 Butte Mill Road, Boulder. Curbside pickup of appliances is also available. Please call Customer Service at 303-444-2037 for information, pricing, or to schedule a pickup.
For a charge, cleaned scrap metal can be recycled with Western Disposal at their Trash and Recycle Center, 5880 Butte Mill Road, Boulder. Additionally, the City of Louisville will be reopening their scrap metal drop-off location in 2018.
Hazardous Waste Materials
Oil-based paint, fire extinguishers and automobile batteries to name a few. If you aren't sure what qualifies, please visit Boulder County Household Hazardous Waste Facility on what they accept.
The Louisville Police Department now accepts expired prescription medication for safe removal from homes and our environment.