For more details about recycling, see Republic Services Recycling Guide.


  • Plastic bags and plastic film 
  • Plastic Food Wrappers
  • Plastic without Numbers
  • Greasy Food Containers
  • Food or Liquid Waste
  • Yard Waste
  • Construction Debris
  • Scrap Metal
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Electronics Cables or Batteries
  • Diapers
  • Tissue
  • Bio-hazardous Waste
  • Light Bulbs
  • Ceramics Dishes or Mirrors
  • Hoses
  • Toys Clothes Shoes
  • Tools
  • Plastic Straws
  • Styrofoam
  • To-Go Lids
  • Holiday Decorations
  • Hardback Books

Visit the City of Golden’s webpage for Hard-to-Recycle Items.

Batteries – Alkaline batteries (A, AA, C, D) can be recycled at the EHS office. Submit a workorder to EHS for other battery types (lead acid, etc.)

Toner cartridges – A toner cartridge recycling box is located on the loading dock of Marquez hall.

Plastic film/block Styrofoam – Labs and offices can recycle plastic film and white block Styrofoam (#6 only) in the basement of Coolbaugh hall near the Chem Store.

For Mines owned surplus property, visit our Surplus Property page.