Recycling

If you are a Chaffee County Waste customer, all materials that are recyclable can be placed in a separate, marked bag and set out with your normal trash pickup. Either two 13 gallon bags OR one 32 gallon bag per customer, per pickup are allowed.


IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Our drivers will not take bags that are too heavy and might rip, or are already ripped, when we arrive for pickup. If the bags is ripped badly enough that it might tear when lifted and become scattered trash, the driver has the call to throw the item away as trash. It is up to the driver’s discretion upon arrival at your home to make this call. If you wish for the bag to not be thrown away when ripped – please contact us so that we can make a request on your route card information to leave the torn bag.

We do not re-bag any recyclables, under any circumstances.

If you wish to help us with this, we request that you purchase a small trash can and label the can with an “R”, and place your bags in it. You Must Still Label Your Bags with an R – No Exceptions! We believe this will lessen the issues our customers have with their recyclables.


The Following Items May Be Recycled:

Aluminum Cans
Brown Paper Bags
Empty Aerosol Cans
Glass Bottles & Jars
Junk Mail & Magazines
Newspapers
Office Paper
Paperboard (cereal & tissue boxes)
Plastics (#1-7 only)
Tin Cans

All recyclables must be bagged and securely tied tightly. Place Recycle bags at lest 3-4 feet away from normal trash containers, with a note or tag on the bag stating “RECYCLE”.

We ARE NOT taking any Cardboard (due to volume), Phone Books, Styrofoam, or Plastic Bags (examples: Walmart, Safeway, or City Market plastic grocery bags)

If these items are found in the recycle bags we will be giving you one courtesy call to notify you that you are not allowed this. If it continues then we will have to flag your card with a NO RECYLCE PICKUP ALLOWED on it.

Simply bag your recyclables and place them in close proximity (within 3-4 feet) of your normal trash. Our drivers have been trained to know that these bags are recyclables.

CAUTION PLEASE:

1.  Please make sure your recycled bags are securely tighten and labeled.  If not, then the bags will be left; they will not be picked up by our drivers.

2. Do not overfill bags so heavily that the bags tear!

3.  When we arrive if your bag appears to have been attacked by birds, squirrels, or other wildlife (obvious tears and/or rips) we will discard that bag as trash.  We apologize for the inconvenience, but we do not want you to come home to scattered trash.

All of our recyclables are handled by Bestway Recycling Center in Colorado Springs.

As of January 2016, CCW/TCW has recycled 2,821,820 lbs.

Chaffee County Waste

Chaffee County Waste started in 2010, however, the company’s roots are with Teller County Waste that started with one truck in 1994 and has grown into a full service operation. We are so proud of our expansion into Chaffee County while still maintaining our family and community oriented focus throughout the Pikes Peak Region.

Our Location

PO Box 7257
Woodland Park
Colorado 80863

719.395.6656
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