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Rocky Ford Residents can now opt to add curbside recycling services to their utility bill.

Cost: $6.50 per month

This is an elective billing option.

If you are interested please print the form below, fill it out, and return it to the Rocky Ford City Building or Clean Valley Recycling.  Services will begin the first of the month following your registration date.

 Rocky Ford Curbside Recycling Enrollment Form (pdf)

Curbside Recycling Pick-up Days 2017

January 10 and 24

February 14 and 28

March 14 and 28

April 11 and 25

May 9 and 23

June 13 and 27

July 11 and 25

August 8 and 22

September 12 and 26

October 10 and 24

November 14 and 28

December 12 and 26

What & How to Recycle: Just place recyclables in the colored bags, tie the bags & put them by the curb.

Yellow Bags are Paper: newspaper, office paper, junk mail, magazines, bagged-shredded paper.

Green Bags are for Everything Else:

  • Plastics: Containers #1-#7. No bags (e.g. Ziploc, plastic grocery sacks).  No Styrofoam.
  • Metals: Aluminum cans and rinsed Steel cans.
  • Glass: Unbroken glass bottles.

Maximum Number of Bags: There will be a four-bag limit per month per household.

Pick Up Times: Recyclables will be picked up twice monthly on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.  CVR will collect filled bags and replace them with empty bags at the mailbox, gate or front porch of residence.  Recyclers can put out a rock, brick, etc. to anchor new bags.

Got Cardboard?  You can drop it by the Clean Valley Recycling Center on Front Street, Rocky Ford or the CVR Sugar Factory in Swink.



Rocky Ford
200 S Front Street
Open Every Saturday
9 am – Noon


Contact Us for more information:

(719) 468-0254 or 719-469-0872

For more recycling information visit


Why Recycle?

  1. Good for Our Economy – Companies rely on recycling programs to provide the raw materials they need to make new products.
  2. Creates Jobs – More than 56,000 recycling and reuse enterprises employ 1.1 million workers nationwide.
  3. Reduces Waste – The average person discards 7 ½ pounds of garbage every day.  Most of this garbage goes into the landfills.
  4. Good for the Environment – Recycling requires far less energy, uses fewer natural resources, and keeps waste from piling up in landfills.
  5. Saves Energy – Recycling offers significant energy savings over manufacturing with virgin materials.
  6. Preserves Landfill Space – No one wants to live next door to a landfill.  Recycling preserves existing landfill space.
  7. Prevents Climate Change – In 2000, the recycling of solid waste prevented the release of 32.9 million metric tons of carbon into the air.
  8. Reduces Water Pollution – Making goods from recycled material generates far less pollution than manufacturing with virgin materials.
  9. Protects Wildlife – Using recycled materials reduces the need to damage forests, wetlands, rivers and other places essential to wildlife.
  10. Creates New Demand – Recycling and Buying recycled products creates demand for more recycled products, decreasing waste and helping our economy.