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Recycling has never been easier. You collect, we pick up.

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Accepted Materials

Wondering what you can recycle with us?

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Reclaimed Building Materials

Open for shopping Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9am - 4pm. Donations also accepted by appointment.

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What We Recycle

Free Drop Off at our Swink (Sugar Factory) Location:

  • Cardboard: all types

  • Cartons: both types (shelf-stable & refrigerated)

  • Glass: bottles and jars, all colors

  • Metals: aluminum, steel, tin cans, washers & dryers, small appliances (no freon)

  • Paint: latex and oil based paints.  Must have original labels

  • Paper: newspaper, office, shredded, magazines, junk mail

  • Agricultural materials: twine, chemical jugs, and PVC irrigation pipe

  • And More…

    • Kitty litter buckets

    • 5- gallon buckets (clean, uncracked)

    • Cattle supplement tubs

    • Triple-rinsed ag chemical jugs

    • Pallets in good condition

Call Us With Questions (719) 468-0254


Pay-Per-Bag Plastics Recycling

Simply purchase a recycling bag, fill it with clean (rinsed)  recyclables, and drop it off at one of our drop-off locations.

1. Service Fee: $3.00 per 40 gallon bag

2. Make sure containers are empty & clean.

3. Please don’t cut up plastic as we sort it by type before baling & shipping

4. The bag has one or two attached cords. Please thread cord(s) through holes in bag or wrap around bag top. Use a bow knot to close the bag to avoid spilling and make opening easier for our sorters.

Curbside Recycling Service

Available in Rocky Ford, Swink, and La Junta.  All you do is collect the materials and we will come by every other Tuesday and pick it up. Bags included in your $7/month curbside subscription. Call 719-468-0254 to sign up

Acceptable Material:

Plastic bottles and containers – #1  #2  #5

Some common examples of these number can be (but aren’t limited to):

#1 PET: soda bottles, water bottles, most single use drinking bottles

#2 HDPE: milk jugs, detergent jugs, soap bottles, large supplement tubs, triple-rinsed chemical jugs

#5 PP: medicine bottles, dairy tubs, baling twine

Non Recyclable Plastics:

#3 PVC: bottles, containers, PVC pipe

#4 LDPE: bottles, containers

#6 PS: compact disc jackets, tableware, containers, styrofoam

#7 Other: reusable bottles

Styrofoam is not recyclable

No ziplock or trash bags or pet food bags.

No plastic film – bubble wrap, clear plastic wrap, 6-pack plastic, frozen vegetable or meat bags.

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Electronics Recycling is available only at the Old Sugar Factory location in Swink. We are partnering with “Sustainability” to ethically recycle electronics while providing meaningful jobs in Colorado.

Electronics Recycling Fees:

·         No charge:  computers* (towers, laptops, servers), cell phones, ink cartridges, toner cartridges…

·         20 cents/lb:   general E-waste: printers, AV equipment, IT components, scanners, small appliances, flatscreen TV’s & flatscreen monitors

·         25 cents/foot:  fluorescent  tubes

·         40 cents/lb:   computer monitors, TV’s (old style CRT’s)

·         50 cents each for CFL bulbs

* For data destruction, take your computer to Triad Computer Systems at 1321 E 3 rd in La Junta. They will certifiably erase all personal data and then recycle your computer through Clean Valley Recycling.



Cardboard is the single largest component of waste from businesses going to our landfill and it is one of the easiest items to recycle. So don’t throw it in the dump – recycle it!

1. Break down and flatten your cardboard, corrugated cardboard or paper-board (cereal boxes, etc) and stack in an intact box.

2. Do not include any cardboard contaminated with oil, grease, food or chemicals.

3. Bring your cardboard to one of our drop-off locations.

4. We would be happy to come and pick up cardboard at your place of business for a minimal fee. Call us to set up a pick-up schedule: 468-0254.



Recycle your leftover paint! Free drop-off. Lids need to be secure with original labels on container. Paint will be re-purposed and sold for $5 per gallon.

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What We Recycle

Free Drop Off at our Swink (Sugar Factory) Location: Cardboard: all types Cartons: both types (shelf-stable & refrigerated) Glass: bottles and jars, all colors Metals: aluminum, steel, tin cans, washers […]

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Curbside Recycling

It’s Fun. It’s Easy. It’s the Right Thing to Do. Currently available in La Junta, Rocky Ford & Swink. To enroll call us at (719) 468-0254 or visit us at […]

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Paint Recycling Program

When you’ve run out of ways to use up your leftover paint, recycle it! Purchase recycled paint at our Swink location for only $5/gallon! The Paint Recycling Program at CVR […]

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Reclaimed Building Materials

Looking for supplies for your home improvement project?  Stop in at the Sugar Factory to see what we’ve got available.  If you’re doing some remodeling or demolition you can donate […]

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ’s Why Should Anyone Recycle? Recycling not only reduces waste to landfills, but is a more affordable solution waste disposal, making new materials such as bottles and paper, and save […]

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