Recycling & Trash

City of Arvada Waste Hauling Program

The City partners with Republic Services to offer trash and recycling services. For missed waste and recycling pick up, to request new service or change your current service level, please call 720-898-7575. 

Program Rates

The City's program offers four service levels to suit your waste generation habits. Visit our Republic Services/Arvada rates page to view service level details and rates. These rates are monthly but billed in your bi-monthly water and recycling / trash bill.

These costs are largely passed directly to Republic Services. A small portion is retained for the bulky item and leaf recycling drop-off events which are included as a part of the minimum services of the program and available to all Arvada residents. 

Service LevelMonthly Fee
Level 3
95 gallon trash cart
95 gallon recycling cart
$20.34 / month
Level 2
65 gallon trash cart 
95 gallon recycling cart
$16.06 / month
Level 1
35 gallon trash cart
95 gallon recycling cart
$11.79 / month
Minimum service 
No cart, choose your own hauler (bulky item and leaf drop-off included)
$5.28 / month
Additional ServicesFees
Additional Recycling Cart$3.08 / month
Additional Trash Cart$4.27 / month
Tags for Extra Trash Bags (details below)$3.62 / tag
Bulky Item Pick Up (details below)$15.53

Cart Placement and Storagecart placement should have 3 feet of spacing between objects and no overhead obstructions

Arvada Municipal Code Chapter 18, Sect. 18-517 requires trash and recycling containers to be stored behind the front plane of a residence when not placed out for collection. Appropriate places to store your containers are on the side of your house, in a garage, or in the back or side yard.

  • Containers should be placed out by 7 am on your collection day.
  • Containers should be placed as close to curbside as possible without obstructing the sidewalk.
  • Municipal Code requires that containers may not be curbside for longer than 24 consecutive hours per week.