What SustainAbility Recycles:
Single stream recycling (meaning there is no need to sort) of the following items is available at no cost:
- Aluminum cans, aluminum foil, pie tins
- Steel cans
- Paper: newspaper, office paper, magazines, junk mail, phone books
- Glass bottles and jars (food beverage grade only)
- Plastic containers #1-7
- Cardboard and paperboard
In addition to household recycling, SustainAbility will accept and ethically recycle electronics (anything with a cord or battery). Fees for this service vary. Please call or visit SustainAbility’s website for information regarding fees for recycling electronics.
* Please note: SustainAbility's Indiana location will be closing as of Saturday, May 30, 2015. Please visit their East Arvada location for your recycling needs or contact your trash hauler to see if they offer curbside recycling services.
6240 West 54th Avenue (54th Avenue and Marshall Street)
Hours of operation: Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays. ***Recyceables can only be dropped during these hours**
6945 Indiana Court (Closing May 30, 2015)
Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday from 10:00am to 6:00pm and Saturdays from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Closed on Fridays and Sundays. ***Recyceables can only be dropped during these hours**
Where Does My Recycling Go?
Ever wonder what becomes of the items dropped in a recycle bin? The Front Range has several sorting plants called Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs). Most materials are then shipped out of state due to the limited number of processing plants in Colorado. There, materials are broken, shredded, melted, remolded, etc. to make new products. Tin becomes rebar, glass becomes new bottles, aluminum becomes new cans and car bodies, and today’s newspaper becomes next week’s news. Electronic waste is restricted from landfills and must be recycled by a certified processor due to their hazardous components. Recycling has numerous environmental and economic advantages. According to the Colorado Association for Recycling, the recycling industry creates more jobs than the landfilling industry; it saves energy and reduces pollution by reducing the need to extract and transport virgin resources; and it allows for reuse of materials and finite resources, thereby conserving resources for future generations. By recycling in Arvada, we contribute to cleaner air, safer water and a stronger economy in our community. For more information on the City of Arvada’s Sustain Arvada program or to access the new searchable recycling guide, visit www.arvada.org/sustainability .