Hard to Recycle Materials

Hard-to-recycle materials are those items that typically end up in a landfill (and shouldn’t be there!). This page is designed for committed recyclers who are willing to go that extra mile to recycle as much as possible.

Keeping more resources out of landfills prevents toxins from entering the soil and groundwater and preserves natural resources for generations to come. This local directory provides guidance on alternative options for disposing of items from storage spaces, closets, and other cluttered areas.

For guidance on disposing of hard-to-recycle materials not listed below, please refer 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, kids' toys, furniture, record albums, CDs, small appliances, antiques, jewelry, etc.

Arc Thrift Store

2830 North Avenue
(970) 360-6616

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 St (main office)
(970) 242-7513

1155 N 4th St (thrift store)
(970) 424-5082

Prescription Medication

Needles are only accepted at the Mesa County Hazardous Waste Facility (970) 256-9543


240 W Park Drive
(970) 208-1252

No liquid medications.

Canyon View Pharmacy

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