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Pro Disposal’s Recycling Program is the most comprehensive recycling pick up service available in the Denver metro area. We collect recycling on an-every other week basis with normal trash pickup.

Please click here to see our recycling pick up calendar or contact our office to find the recycling schedule for your area

With Single Stream Recycling You No Longer Have to Sort

We provide Single Stream recycling as a part of our Denver area recycling program.

Single stream recycling allows all recycling to be placed in one container with sorting done at the recycling plants. This makes it easier for anyone to make recycling part of their daily routine.

Recycle is picked-up every other week on your normal trash day. Please note that plastic bags should not be mixed in your recyclables. To help prevent this and make recycling even easier for you, do not line your recycling receptacle with a trash or other form of plastic bag.

Acceptable Items for Recycling Pick Up

A large number of items are eligible for single stream recycling through Pro Disposal & Recycling. Please note that the following items are accepted for recycling pick up:

  • Newspapers (including inserts)
  • Mixed paper
  • Phone books
  • Steel or tin cans
  • Aluminum foil
  • Plastic milk jugs
  • Corrugated cardboard (FLATTENED)
  • Chipboard (cereal and tissue boxes)
  • Plastic (#1 – #7) plastic bottles or tubs
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Pie tins
  • Magazines
  • Office paper
  • Brown paper bags
  • Aluminum (do not crush)
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Detergent bottles (Tide)
  • Bulk or junk mail
  • Styrofoam

Our Recycling Services Do Not Accept:

The following items are not accepted into the Single Stream Recycling process. Some of these items are simply too large for processing or can cause damage to processing equipment. While glass bottles are OK, household glass is made from different materials that cannot mix with glass from bottles or jars. For plastic bag recycling, please check with your local grocery store, as they often have receptacles specifically to collect these products.

  • NO PLASTIC BAGS
  • NO “to go” plastic containers
  • NO plastic egg cartons
  • NO plastic plates, forks, spoons or knives
  • NO six pack holders
  • NO plastic syringes
  • We do not accept oils, paints, or batteries.
  • We do not accept any hazardous or bio-hazardous waste products such as needles and syringes.
  • We do not accept any ceramics or pyrex containers along with no windshield glass.

Learn more about the Challenges of Recycling

Pro Disposal & Recycling is fully committed to doing our part for the planet by reducing waste and recycling by providing affordable convenient recycling services to customers throughout the Denver area. Learn about some of the challenges we all face here.

Helpful Hints on Recycling Certain Products

Not sure whether the item is recyclable or not? Here are some quick rules of thumb to consider for each type of material many would consider recyclable:

Plastics: Only recycle plastic bottles and tubs. This is typically a #1 through #7 plastic and only pertains to the bottles and tubs. Here are some examples of plastic bottles that are okay to recycle:

  • Soda, water, and juice bottles
  • Liquid detergent and other cleaning supply bottles
  • Condiment bottles (ketchup, mustard, etc)
  • Milk jugs and orange juice jugs (no paper cartons)
  • Shampoo bottles and liquid soap dispensers
  • Peanut butter jars (please rinse out)
  • Butter and yogurt tubs

Steel: Please make sure any aerosol cans are totally empty. This would include containers such as shaving cream and hairspray cans. Labels are okay.

Cardboard: Make sure to flatten cardboard. No wax-lined cardboard is accepted in the recycling mix. Wax-lined cardboard can be composted in a different service.

Source: www.prodisposal.net