Recycling Division

The Recycling Division offers curbside recycling for residential homes and dwellings 4-plex and under. All products listed in the Recycling Guide are sent to market and never landfilled. All materials accepted have a strong, domestic market and will be recycled if it arrives at the recycling facility and meets guidelines.

Dual Stream Recycling Program

The City of Grand Junction Recycling Division is introducing the Dual Stream Recycling Program which is being phased in for specific areas of the City starting in March of 2023. Click here for more information.

Para obtener información en español: Información del programa de reciclaje de doble flujo

Residential Curbside Service

Customers must reside within Grand Junction city limits. Materials must be on the approved list and be prepared in accordance with guidelines. The list of acceptable materials is subject to change depending on end markets for recyclables. The latest updates can always be found on the website or by contacting the Recycling Division at 970-256-4136 or recycling@gjcity.org

Service Schedule

The City offers residential curbside recycling service to single-family residences and to multi-family units up to four-plexes. Currently, the City only offers once-per-month service for $1.75 per month. This charge can be added to the customer's monthly City utility bill. If the property is a rental, the tenant may have the option to pay the $21.00 annual fee directly to the City of Grand Junction. 

Current twice-per-month customers are able to keep their service and transfer it with them, but no new twice-per-month accounts are being created.

Customers should have material ready by 8 a.m. on the day of collection and at the location designated by the City (typically at curbside on the street bearing the service address) at the time of sign-up. Whenever possible, the City will return your recycling containers to a location near your house and secure them as best as possible to prevent loss. The City is not responsible for lost, stolen, or missing containers. Note that your pick-up day will vary with location throughout the city, and will not always coincide with any trash services you may receive.

Questions?

Contact the Recycling Division at 970-256-4136 or recycling@gjcity.org

Not sure which route your neighborhood is in? Find out on our Interactive Recycling Map.

Contact Us

  1. Trash and Recycling 

    Service Selection: 970-244-1570

    Recycling Division: 970-256-4136
    Email: recycling@gjcity.org

    Office Hours:
    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Recycling Center Drop-Off Hours:
    333 West Avenue

    Monday - Friday
    7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Saturday
    9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

2023 Once Per Month Schedules

  1. First Week
  2. Second Week
  3. Third Week
  4. Fourth Week

Please have material out before 8 a.m. on day of pick up

Monday - Route 1.1Tuesday - Route 1.2Wednesday - Route 1.3Thursday - Route 1.4Friday - Route 1.5
*January 3- Tuesday*January 4 - Wednesday*January 5 - Thursday*January 6 - Friday*January 7 - Saturday
February 6
February 7February 1February 2February 3
March 6March 7March 1March 2March 3
April 3April 4April 5April 6April 7
May 1May 2May 3May 4May 5
June 5June 6June 7June 1June 2
July 3*July 5 - Wednesday
*July 6 - Thursday*July 7 - Friday*July 8 - Saturday
August 7August 1August 2August 3August 4
*September 5 - Tuesday*September 6 - Wednesday*September 7 - Thursday*September 8 - Friday
September 1
October 2
October 3October 4October 5October 6
November 6November 7November 1November 2November 3
December 4December 5December 6December 7December 1

*Holiday schedule change

2023 Twice Per Month Schedule

  1. First and Third Week
  2. Second and Fourth Week

Please have material out before 8 a.m. on day of pick up

Monday - Route 1.1, 1.3Tuesday - Route 1.2, 3.2Wednesday - Route 1.3, 3.3Thursday - Route 1.4, 3.4Friday - Route 1.5, 3.5
*January 3 - Tuesday & 16
*January 4 - Wednesday & 17
*January 5 - Thursday & 18
*January 6 - Friday & 19
*January 7 - Saturday & 20
February 6 & 20February 7 & 21February 1 & 15February 2 & 16February 3 & 17
March 6 & 20March 7 & 21March 1 & 15March 2 & 16March 3 & 17
April 3 & 17April 4 & 18April 5 & 19April 6 & 20April 7 & 21
May 1 & 15May 2 & 16May 3 & 17May 4 & 18May 5 & 19
June 5 & 19June 6 & 20June 7 & 21June 1 &  15June 2 & 16
July 3 & 17
*July 5 - Wednesday & 18
*July 6 - Thursday & 19
*July 7 - Friday & 20
*July 8 - Saturday & 21
August 7 & 21August 1 & 15August 2 & 16August 3 & 17August 4 & 18
*September 5 - Tuesday & 18*September 6 - Wednesday & 19
*September 7 - Thursday & 20*September 8 - Friday & 21
September 1 & 15
October 2 & 16October 3 & 17October 4 & 18October 5 & 19October 6 & 20
November 6 & 20November 7 & 21November 1 & 15November 2 & 16November 3 & 17
December 4 & 18December 5 & 19December 6 & 20December 7 & 21December 1 & 15

*Holiday schedule change