Trash & Recycling

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 trash bill.

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

If you have more waste than can fit in the cart you can purchase "bag tags" to have this waste picked up during your regular service. Bag tags can be purchased for $3.62 at City Hall (8101 Ralston Road) or call 720-898-7070 for more information.  

*Please bring the exact amount in cash or pay by check. Change cannot be provided. 

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.