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Solid Waste & Recycling

Curbside Recycling

The City of Longmont offers curbside recycling (view the recycling calendar and map) to single-family and multi-family customers. The City utilizes a cost effective, automated refuse and recycling collection system. Each City residential customer is provided with a container for recycling which is gray with a blue lid. This container is specially designed for use with the automated collection system. The lightweight and easy to move 96 gallon containers are resilient and will not corrode, deteriorate or rust. The specially designed recycling container easily handles a family’s recycling needs.

If you have questions about items that can be recycled please download our

Single-Stream Recycling Guide or call us at 303-651-8416.


Si usted tiene preguntas sobre los artículos que pueden ser reciclados por favor vea el Guía de Reciclaje de Single-Stream o puede llamarnos al 303-651-8416.

Please empty and rinse all containers and do not flatten containers. There is no need to remove: paper clips, stamps, address labels, staples, tape, wire, metal fasteners, rubber bands, plastic spiral bindings and plastic tabs.

Please flatten and fold all large and bulky cardboard boxes so they fit inside your container. Additional bulky cardboard can also be taken to the Waste Diversion Center for recycling - Free. Do not put your recyclables in any plastic bags when you put them in the container as the bags are not accepted at curbside. Under the program, recyclables will be picked up every other week. Your recycling day depends on your address. Please click on the link to view the recycling calendar and map above.

The City of Longmont Waste Diversion Center is located at 140 S. Martin Street. From April 15th to October 15th the hours of operation are Monday thru Saturday from 8:30 am to 5:45 pm and from October 15th thru April 15th the hours of operations are 7:30 am to 4:45 pm. Closed on Sundays and City observed holidays. The Recycle Center accepts all of the items the City collects at the curb, including motor oil and batteries, and also accepts low grade mixed paper, scrap metals and non-refrigerator appliances.

Public Works also recycles uncontaminated, used motor oil or transmission oil in clear plastic containers. Residents may drop off oil/automotive batteries at the Waste Diversion Center at 140 Martin St. The fluids MUST be in a see through, one-gallon container and must not be contaminated with other chemicals. We recommend the plastic, see through, milk or distilled water jugs.

For more information about the City’s curbside recycling program please call Public Works Operations at 303-651-8416 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. You may also email us at with your questions! We invite you to direct your questions, requests for information and feedback to the Solid Waste Trash and Recycle Team. A Support Team member will respond to your email within two working days.