Recycling Services

Overview
The city organization views recycling as an important part of responsible stewardship of the environment.  Recycling is also compatible with the city's efforts to maintain low-cost sanitation services.  Reducing waste volume by recycling, composting, and waste avoidance helps to reduce sanitation disposal costs. 

Single-Stream Curbside Recycling
The City of Montrose rolled out it's new Single-Stream Recycling program on January 2, 2013. This service is being provided, without additional cost, to all of the city's residential sanitation customers.  Green and blue recycling carts have been distributed to residences throughout the city. 

Single stream recycling means that all recyclable materials will go into one 90-gallon cart for collection.  Plastics (Numbers 1 through 7), aluminum, tin, paper, and cardboard will be accepted.  Glass will not be accepted.  The Single-Stream Recycling Guide (also available in Spanish) provides additional details about the program.

Recycling Guide
The City of Montrose Recycling Guide provides a listing of area businesses and organizations that provide recycling services for a wide variety of materials including automotive fluids, electronics, batteries, textiles, and other materials that are not included in the city's Single-Stream Recycling program.