Recycling In Telluride
- Remove all caps and lids and put them in the blue recycle bin.
- Remove labels from bottles and tin cans, if possible.
- Rinse food residue from the item.
- If it is plastic or metal, crush the item to reduce its volume.
- If it is a box, flatten it.
- Place all items in the blue recycle bin.
- Keep all co-mingles together on the bottom.
- Keep all paper/fiber together on the top or to the side of the co-mingles.
- Metal: Aluminum cans, tin cans.
- Glass: All bottles, jars.
- Plastic: #1 & #2, only.
- Paper: copy paper, newspaper, magazines, telephone books, receipts, envelopes-with and without windows.
- Paper board: cookie boxes, cracker boxes, cereal boxes, pasta boxes, paperboard egg cartons. (Please, do not put loose paper products inside paperboard items.)
- Corrugated Cardboard: Break down to flat. Limit of 6 pieces per week. Place underneath or next to the recycling bin.
What Not To Put In Your Recycle Bin
- No aluminum foil or pie tins.
- No mirrors, drinking glasses, broken windows.
- No fluorescent paper. No photos.
- No milk cartons, juice cartons, or butter boxes.
- No diapers.
- No dog poop bags.
- No kitty litter.
- No food scraps or coffee grounds.
- No plastic bags of any kind.
- No batteries or e-waste.
SPECIAL NOTE ON COFFEE CUPS
- Lids = Yes
- Used Cups = No
Public Service Announcements (PSAs):
Do you have unwanted items of value?
335 W. Colorado Avenue, Telluride
(970) 728-1100 or
309 Sherman Street, Ridgway
Recycle Household Batteries
- Used household batteries can now be brought for recycling to the MountainFilm offices, located at 122 South Oak Street. There will be a collection bin inside the door at the bottom of the stairs.