Waste services and recycling in the Castle Pines community
By Patte Smith
The Castle Pines community has many homeowner associations (HOAs) and each one handles trash removal and recycling independently for its members. There are three primary waste companies serving the City of Castle Pines and the communities of Castle Pines Village, Happy Canyon, Surrey Ridge, and other unincorporated areas in the 80108 ZIP code.
Haulaway Storage & Solid Waste, Waste Management and Waste Connections are three companies that handle waste removal in the Castle Pines community. Each company does offer recycling for its 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.
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.
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 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.