Naked Christmas Trees(no decorations or lights on trees) are accepted from mid December through February 14 in tree corral area. No Wreaths and No Garlands.
Holiday lights are accepted in the red Metals Only dumpster.
The center ONLY accepts:
Grass and Leaves in the Yard Waste bin only (No branches, brush or trees. These must be taken to the landfill)
Batteries: only household batteries. NO lead and car batteries (these must be taken to the landfill for recycling)
Textiles like clothes, sheets, towels, shoes and bags in good condition for donation. We don’t accept toys, stuffed animals, pillows or rags.
What can you do with Cardboard and Other Items?
Single Stream Recycling(including cardboard, plastics, magazines, newspaper, and office paper) is part of your curbside trash service. Contact your trash hauler for more information.
Free drop off for cardboard and single stream recyclables at the Pitkin County Landfill. Electronics, household waste, paint, fluorescent bulbs, and bulky materials are accepted at the Landfill for a fee.
Rules for Use of Rio Grande Recycle Center
Acceptable Recycling Materials (listed above) 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.
No Christmas trees are accepted March through November.
Naked Christmas Trees (no decorations or lights on trees) from mid December through February 14 in tree corral area.