Recycle Row

Recycle Row

If you’re looking to recycle something, look to Recycle Row.

On 63rd Street in East Boulder, you’ll find five facilities that make it easy and convenient to recycle. Using these facilities will also feel good, knowing you are diverting waste from the landfill.

Keeping things out of the landfill is a critical piece of environmental sustainability. It is crucial for several reasons.

  • Reduction of greenhouse gases by keeping organic waste out of landfills.
  • Recycling and composting use less energy than manufacturing products from new resources. We can conserve energy and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.
  • Waste diversion initiatives, like those at Recycle Row, create job opportunities.

According to 2022 Colorado recycling totals from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (2022 Colorado recycling totals | Department of Public Health & Environment), Colorado’s waste diversion rate is 15.8% (this includes recycling and composting). Boulder County does a bit better with a diversion rate of 38% (Report: The State of Recycling and Composting in Colorado 2022 – Eco-Cycle ( Let’s work together to increase that waste diversion rate!

Facilities at Recycle Row are available to folks across the county and beyond.

  1. EcoCycle Center for Hard to Recycle Materials CHaRM
  2. Resource Central Materials Reuse: Donate Used Building Materials
  3. Boulder County Recycling Center Drop Off
  4. Boulder County Hazardous Materials Management Facility
  5. Western Disposal

Recycle Row map

We invite you to discover how you can use these facilities for items you may have at home, in your office, or in your community.

What problem are people solving by choosing to use these facilities?

Western Disposal: At Western Disposal, you can divert several different materials. The facility has a place to get documents shredded and areas for many other items you may get rid of.

Boulder County Recycling Center: If you miss your recycling day, or your bin is overflowing, the drop-off is your solution! Bring single-stream recyclables to the drop-off FOR FREE. The Recycling Center’s drop-off bins are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Boulder County Hazardous Materials Management Facility (HMMF): Many people don’t know what to do with their household hazardous waste, like paints or automotive supplies. Instead of keeping it in your garage/closet/under the sink for another day, bring it to the HMMF to ensure it gets responsibly recycled.

It’s important to recycle your household hazardous items and keep them out of landfills or storm drains. This keeps our environment as healthy as possible for future generations.

EcoCycle Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials (CHaRM): The CHaRM creates a cheap opportunity for people to keep hard-to-recycle materials out of the landfill. These materials can stay in circulation through recycling and reuse.

The CHaRM is also able to put your materials to the “highest and best use,” beyond keeping them out of the landfill.

Resource Central: The mission of Resource Central is to keep valuable materials away from landfills and offer them at a discounted rate to the public. This helps the community reduce their carbon footprint and the economic cost of construction and renovations.

What about the Circular Economy, how does that play into Recycle Row?

At Recycle Row, it’s more than making your stuff go away; the circular economy plays an important role in its success. A key principle of the Circular Economy is that resources are in use for as long and as close to home as possible. County residents and businesses use these materials.

  • The Free Reuse Area at the HMMF is available for people to “shop.” These items will be at least half-full and still usable. Instead of recycling a usable item like paint or cleaning products, other people can use the item.
  • At Resource Central, you can donate materials like flooring and windows instead of taking them to the landfill. These materials are put in the reuse area for others to buy. By participating in this process, you not only save on project expenses but actively engage in the circular economy, promoting sustainability and reuse.
  • The EcoCycle Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM) has many partnership examples to keep things circular. Some examples include:
    • Community Cycles takes bikes dropped off and redistributes them in the community.
    • Books that go to the CHaRM have a second chance in schools and organizations that serve children who may have no or limited access to books.

Contact Us

Resource Conservation Division



Boulder County Recycling Center
1901 63rd St.
Boulder, CO 80301
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Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.