Recycling at Quail Street Center 2

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Changes at the Quail  Street Recycling Center 

Lakewood Recycling Centers

1068 Quail St. Recycling Center

The recycling center is open 7 days a week with the exception of the following holidays:  New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas. Individuals and businesses are welcome to recycle accepted materials at no cost during the following hours:


  • Winter: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., October through April
  • Summer: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., May through September


Containers are available to sort recyclables into the following categories:


  • Scrap metal (large bin)
  • Glass bottles and jars (large bin)
  • Paper (large bin)
  • Plastic bottles, caps, tubs and lids (large bin)
  • Aluminum cans (small plastic bins)
  • Cardboard (cardboard shed)
Please refer to some helpful material that explains exactly "What Goes Where" in each specific category listed above.



List of hard to recycle materials and recyclers


Containers are still available for unsorted recyclables and for users who prefer not to sort their recyclables.


As always, bags containing recyclables, trash, electronic devices and hazardous materials are not accepted.


City of Lakewood employees staff the center seven days a week, excluding major holidays. The staff provides direction on sorting recyclables, physical assistance when necessary, education on accepted recyclables and operate the solar-powered compactors.


The recycling center was remodeled to provide more convenient access to the site, allow part-time site attendants to assist site users and provide additional recycling services to users in the future.


For more information, please call 303-987-7974 for a recorded message on times, accepted materials and other information; or call 303-987-7190 for other questions.


Map to Lakewood Recycling Center

Rooney Road Recycling Center

City of Lakewood Environmental Services helps operate the Rooney Road Recycling Center. The facility, located in Golden, has received numerous state and national awards.


The center is owned and operated by a coalition of cities and towns in Jefferson County. The facility gives citizens a place to legally and safely dispose of many household chemicals along with other services including:


  • Waste generated by small businesses, including electronic items.
  • Solvents, paints, waxes, insecticides, used oil, etc.
  • e-waste - including microwave ovens, cell phones, computers, small appliances, printers, scanners and more (fee may apply).
  • Automobile and other batteries.  Electronics Recycling Pricing
  • The Rooney facility no longer accepts yard waste such as tree limbs. See Alternate Organic Disposal Sites


Call 303-316-6262 for an appointment for recycling of household hazardous wastes and chemicals.




Contact Information:

Environmental Services
480 S Allison Pkwy
Lakewood, CO 80226
Direct: 303-987-7190

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