Rio Grande Recycle Center

Current Rules for Use of Rio Grande Recycle Center

  • Acceptable Recycling Materials can be dropped off free of charge during daylight hours every day of the year.
  • Disposal of items including food and trash could be subject to fines and penalties.
  • Recyclable materials should be emptied loose into the large recycle dumpsters. Please place empty plastic bags into the small, wheeled trash cans.
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Recycling

Special Collections at Center

  • Textiles (clothes and shoes) go into USAgain bin (white and green)
  • Household batteries in small bins only

Seasonal Collections

Protect Aspen Bears 

  • No food or trash may be left at the RGRC in order to protect bears, violators may be subject to fines and penalties.
  • Rinse your recycling before depositing at the RGRC.

Pitkin County Landfill

Electronics, yard waste, household waste, paint, fluorescent bulbs, and bulky materials that cannot be left at the Rio Grande Recycle Center may be taken to the Pitkin County Landfill