In honor of this year’s America Recycles Day on November 15th, we’re connecting you with five local programs that will help you recycle the things you know you should, but never knew how. 


PaintCare is a non-profit organization that oversees the paint recycling program in Colorado and nine other states. Visit one of the more than 175 drop-off sites across the state (mainly at hardware stores, paint stores and household hazardous waste facilities) to finally unload all that unwanted paint you’ve been holding onto.


LeafDrop is a seasonal program offered by Denver Recycles that turns leaves into Denver’s Own EcoGro Compost™. Use this coupon to pick up five paper bags from a participating Ace Hardware, fill them up with your leafy debris, and drop them off at a LeafDrop site near you.


SustainAbility recycling manages two drop-off locations in the metro area (Denver and Arvada) that accepts many kinds of electronics — from cell phones to washing machines as well as many other hard-to-recycle items. To top it off, these items provide meaningful work for individuals who face employment barriers, including individuals who have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

Homefill at Modern Nomad

Refilling containers keeps single use of plastic out of landfills, water and energy-intensive recycling systems. Homefill is a bulk retail store offering household cleaners, laundry, personal care products, premium soaps, pet shampoos and treats. An added bonus? The majority of their products are locally made and eco-friendly. 

Spring Back Colorado

Between 20-40 million mattresses end up in U.S. landfills each year. Spring Back Colorado‘s recycling process breaks down mattresses and box springs into their individual components, recycling or repurposing 90% of each mattress. Bring yours to one of their warehouses in Denver, Colorado Springs, or Fort Collins or schedule a pick-up here.