Have items you want to declutter/trash/recycle, but can’t donate?
Here is a quick guide to responsibly dispose of trash, recycling, sensitive documents, medications, and hazardous waste.
We have some great community disposal resources in Colorado Springs!
These places make it easy to let go of items that you no longer need or want.
This picture features two decades of electronics!
We helped a couple whose kids are now in college clear out their attic space.
At the end of a 3-hour, Two Organizer Session, we had a carload of electronics, a carload of donations, and several bags of trash!
You can’t see it clearly, but near the front of the car is an original iMac computer.
It weighs 34 pounds!
We happily hauled all this clutter down two flights of stairs to lighten this couple’s load.
Positive global and local change can be made when you shred, trash, and recycle with care.
Free estimates based on volume of items.
Company says they recycle 60% of items they pick up and donate items to those in need.
1721 Telstar Dr #01-210, 80920
Accepts a multitude of items including:
Items they don’t accept:
Check out the helpful pricing breakdown HERE.
They will load items into their truck.
They also take the time to sort out donations and recycling!
Junk-N-Haul serves the entire Colorado Springs region including neighboring cities such as Briargate, Castle Rock, Fountain, and Monument.
In just 3 steps, your trash is gone!
Bags are sold on Amazon and local retail stores such as Home Depot for $25.00.
$165.00 for a 3,300 lb load.
Schedule online or call. Do not need to have waste management services to schedule.
No electronics, tires, or food waste allowed.
Hassle-free junk removal including:
A five-star Google rating is well-deserved! They service many areas around Colorado such as Black Forest, Cascade, Colorado Springs, Woodland Park, Fort Carson, and beyond! Book online and get $20 off.
Accepts the following (& more!):
$60 minimum pick up, the rest is priced by volume.
They provide a free on-site quote, then will haul away items immediately!
Everything is loaded into the truck is sent through a “repurposing checklist” before the junk ever sees a landfill.
Paper clutter can get overwhelming.
Whether you are a business owner drowning in decades of paperwork or a homeowner with a desire to get rid of miscellaneous paper taking up too much space, we thought of the perfect options for you.
2784 Steel Dr, 80907
Open 8 AM – 3 PM Monday through Friday.
Cheapest place we have found in town for volume shredding.
They charge by the pound.
Secure shredding to keep your personal information safe. This service can be done onsite or offsite!
Multiple locations and extended hours make them a more convenient drop-off spot.
When you visit, UPS will weigh your documents and then you’ll place them into the locked shredding bin. You will be charged by weight!
Different organizations occasionally host free shredding events in Colorado Springs.
Recycling items you no longer need is important because it’s an environmentally-friendly and safe way to give items a new life. It’s a win-win!
Scrap metal can be reused and dangerous liquids found in appliances can be recycled correctly.
3341 N. Cascade Ave, 80907
Items accepted include, but not limited to:
Pickup Fee – $60 plus specified item fees.
Same-Day Pickup Fee – Additional $20. $0.50/mile for pickups outside Colorado Springs.
Items are picked up curbside or directly from your garage.
Locally owned and operated business accepts:
Pickup Fee- $30 plus specified item fees.
Recycling service to provide local jobs for those with developmental disabilities.
The recycling rate in Colorado is 15% and they are working to increase it!
Municipal drop off location with recycling fee subsidies.
An appointment is required.
Also offers seasonal community recycling events in El Paso County.
At most Best Buy stores, you can recycle up to three items per household per day.
You can save in-store by bringing in certain recyclable items.
Haul-away options are available for larger items in your home.
For $199.99, they can remove and recycle up to a total of two large products, along with an unlimited number of select smaller products.
3255 Akers Dr. Colorado Springs, 80922
Examples of things you can dispose:
Free hazardous waste disposal is available for all El Paso County residents.
All individuals bringing household hazardous waste will be required to remove each item from their vehicle and place them onto a cart provided by staff.
You must make an appointment on their website.
Items not accepted:
Simply bring your unwanted, unused or expired medication to a Walgreens safe medication disposal kiosk and drop it in — just like putting a letter in a mailbox.
Use this store locator (here) to find the nearest Walgreens with a medication disposal drop off.
Choosing to transform your space from clutter-filled to clutter-free is no small feat. We couldn’t be more proud of you!
These trash, recycling, shredding, and hazardous waste disposal options in Colorado Springs are sure to lighten your load.
We encourage you to cherish the items you need, use, and love every day – while properly disposing of or recycling items holding you back or weighing you down.
Have items you want to donate?
You can donate more than you think!
We list a variety of donation spots in our 2023 Colorado Springs Donation Guide.
Let’s make space for peace and productivity in your life!
At Joyful Spaces, we provide low-stress organizing sessions in Colorado Springs to help you conquer your clutter, and transform your space to make it creatively efficient, so you can get back to what you actually love!
We know that you want to be an organized person who has it all together.
In order to do that, you need to less stress from mess.
The problem is — you're surrounded by clutter, which makes you feel overwhelmed. We believe that getting your space organized shouldn't be so hard.
You shouldn't have to do it alone either!