Why Recycle?

The Town of Snowmass Village considers recycling as an important aspect of responsible stewardship to our environment. When done properly, recycling also helps the Town maintain low-cost solid waste services. Reducing waste volume by recycling and waste avoidance helps to reduce solid waste disposal costs.

Both residential and commercial customers play a critical role in making our recycling program successful by using proper disposal techniques. Contamination is the biggest challenge in maintaining a viable and cost-effective recycling program.

What Can Be Recycled?

The Town of Snowmass Village switched to a single-stream recycling program in spring 2014. With single-stream, all recyclables go into a single bin making recycling at both curbside and dumpster sites in the Village easier and more efficient.

Yes: These items are acceptable
No: These items are not acceptable
  • Newspaper
  • Slick glossy cover magazines/catalogs
  • Flattened cardboard
  • Office paper
  • Brown paper bags
  • Phone books
  • Tin or steel cans
  • Aluminum cans
  • Paperboard
  • Paper cardboard/dairy or juice containers
  • Junk mail
  • Glass jars or bottles
  • Aluminum foil
  • Pie tins
  • Plastics #1-7
  • Plastic bags
  • Styrofoam containers, peanuts, or any kind of packing material
  • Bubble wrap
  • Plastic film such as vellum or cellophane
  • Ceramic dishware
  • Glassware (wine glasses, etc.)
  • Pizza boxes
  • Aerosol Cans
 Download a printer-friendly recycling guide (PDF), and place prominently at your home or business.

How to Prepare Recyclables

  • Must be empty, clean, and dry
  • Empty your recyclables out of their bag or container. No plastic bags or trash bags.
  • Flatten corrugated cardboard
  • Remove staples and packing materials


If you have questions on what can be recycled and how, contact the Solid Waste & Recycling Division at 970-923-5110.