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Recycling Center Tours

Recycling Center Tours

Guided Tour

Self-Guided Tours (less than 10 people)

  • Self-Guided Tours are open Tuesdays from 9 a.m.-3p.m., excluding holidays.
  • Self-guided tours are best for small groups (less than 10 people) and people with young kids (less than 5 years old).

Guided Tours for Groups of 10 or More People

  • Tours are available Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Free guided tours are available to groups with a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 23 people.
  • Guided Tours are expected to last approximately 75 to 90 minutes.
  • Tour requests must be placed at least 2 weeks in advance due to high demand.
  • Location: Boulder County Recycling Center, 1901 63rd Street, Boulder, CO
  • Schedule a Tour – Please contact: or call 720-564-2226


This educational video offers an in-depth look at single-stream recycling at the Boulder County Recycling Center in Boulder, Colorado. Follow along with the characters to see how recyclable materials are sorted, baled, and sent off to markets to be made into new products.

Update: At the 10:10 mark Can Man advises you to put shredded paper in the compost bin. Compost Guidelines have changed since this video was made and shredded paper needs to go in your trash bin.

Educational Exhibits

Educational exhibits at the Boulder County Recycling Center explain how cans, bottles, jars and paper are separated and sorted to be shipped across the country and made into something new. Overlooking the processing center, visitors can also see single-stream recycling technology in action. Other exhibits focus on the natural resources used to make common materials such as soda cans and plastic bottles and the environmental benefits of recycling these items.

Contact Us

Resource Conservation Division



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