Where to Recycle in El Paso County
Recycling is the processing of used materials into new products to prevent the end-of-life of potentially useful items. This is accomplished by redirecting an item that has already provided initial value and creating something usable, either for the original purpose or another. There are many benefits to recycling: it saves energy, decreases emissions of greenhouse gasses, and conserves natural resources such as timber, water, and minerals. Many things that you see around you every day can be recycled. To assist in this effort, El Paso County publishes a Recycling Directory designed to provide residents options to recycle many different materials.
"Transform Recyclable Materials into Meals"
To recycle your plastics, cardboard, pallets, white paper, aluminum, etc. for free. Call Goal Zero Recycling at 719-426-1258. 2265 Waynoka Road, Colorado Springs, CO. Goal Zero is a social enterprise of Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado.
El Paso County offers free public drop off for basic recycling on Wednesday and Friday only from 7am until 4:45pm or until the bins are full. Registration is required. Please call 520-7878 for more information.
Yard Waste Recycling Every Saturday at Rocky Top Resources
The Black Forest Slash-Mulch Program is a Wildfire Mitigation and Recycling Program. The Black Forest Slash / Mulch Program will being the 2017 season on Saturday April 29, 2017.