Hard to Recycle Materials

Hard-to-recycle materials are those items that typically end up in a landfill (and shouldn’t be there!). This is designed for the committed recycler like you who is willing to go that extra mile to recycle everything you can. 

With efforts like yours, we’re keeping more resources out of landfills, preventing toxins from entering our soil and groundwater, and preserving natural resources for generations to come. These tips will help you to clean out your storage space, closets and other cluttered spaces.

For guidance on how to dispose of your hard-to-recycle materials that aren't listed below, please go to the Zero Waste Guide.

Plastic Bags

Plastic bags are not accepted at our drop off or curbside collection programs. However, many retailers offer plastic bag recycling receptacles.

City Market

630 24 Rd
(970) 244-8100

569 32 Rd
(970) 434-9603


681 Horizon Dr
(970) 254-0227

2901 F Rd
(970) 248-9869

2512 Broadway
(970) 257-0072

Sprouts Farmers Market

1450 W Independent Ave
(970) 549-3001


2424 Highway 6 & 50 Ste C
(970) 245-8056


2545 Rimrock Ave
(970) 248-0031

541 Warrior Way
(970) 208-0042

Clothing and Houseware

Used Clothing, shoes, household items, bedding, dishes, decorator items, pots & pans, kid’s toys, furniture, record albums, CD’s, Small Appliances, Antiques, and Jewelry, etc.

Goodwill Retail Center

630 24 1/2 Rd
(970) 243-1745

Encore Shoppe and Gallery

1909 N. 1st St.
(970) 242-3662
Clothing for the whole family, household items and furniture.

Fashion Junkie

710 N. 1st
(970) 245-5936
An outlet for all of your in-season, in-style clothing for men, women, & children. 
They offer a $ amount or higher value in trade in the store.

Heirlooms for Hospice

635 Main St.
(970) 254-8556
Clothing for adults, household items, furniture, & small appliances. 
A no-cost pick-up service is available for large items.

Salvation Army

1235 N. 4th (main office)
(970) 242-7513

240 North Ave.
(970) 257-1984

Latimer House

1129 Colorado Av Ste. 109
(970) 241-0324

Prescription Medication

Needles are only accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility at the Mesa County Landfill.


240 W Park Drive
(970) 208-1252

No liquid medications.

Canyon View Pharmacy

2373 G Rd. Ste. 120
(970) 644-4380