By Kathy Fallert; courtesy photo
The Castle Pines community has numerous homeowner associations (HOAs) and each one contracts independently for trash removal and recycling. The three primary waste companies serving the City of Castle Pines and the communities of The Village at Castle Pines, Happy Canyon, Surrey Ridge and other unincorporated areas in the 80108 ZIP code are Haulaway Storage & Solid Waste, Waste Management and Waste Connections of Denver. All three offer recycling for their customers.
Paper products that can be recycled include: All white and colored paper, magazines, coated paper, folders (manila-coated or colored), adding machine tape, Post-it notes, brochures, pamphlets, newspapers (including inserts but no plastic newspaper bags), junk mail, envelopes, computer printouts, posters, correspondence and direct mail. All paperboard (cereal and soda boxes) or cardboard must be completely flattened. Moving boxes must be broken down, stacked and bundled to be accepted as recycling.
Also accepted are: Plastic “washed out” recyclables #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7 (any plastic product with the recycle symbol and a number), glass (colored or clear), aluminum, and tin cans (you may leave the labels on, but please remove the lids).
Items that cannot be recycled include: carbon paper, paper plates, paper cups, tissue paper, waxed paper, lunch bags, napkins, paper towels, candy wrappers, wax-lined cardboard, phone books, styrofoam, plastic bags (grocery, newspaper or trash bags) oil, pesticides, hazardous material bottles or trash including food and organic waste.
There is no need to separate recyclables, but bins should be kept under 40 pounds.
Do not place recyclables into plastic bags for pick up since plastic bags are not recyclable.
For more information or questions about any of these three recycling companies servicing the surrounding neighborhoods, call Haulaway customer service at 303-688-0344 or visit www.haulaway.com; Waste Connections of Denver at 303-288-2100 or visit www.wasteconnections.com; or Waste Management at 303-797-1600 or visit www.wm.com.
For information about the waste management company that services a particular HOA, please contact the HOA management company directly.