Phase 1 Begins for Dual Stream Recycling

Recycling Services

The City of Grand Junction Recycling Division is now introducing Dual Stream Recycling as part of its Trash and Recycling Services. The City recognizes the importance of diverting recyclables and organics from the landfill and works every day to expand and improve our sustainability efforts. 

Beginning in March of 2023, some areas of Grand Junction will be phased into receiving curbside collection of recycling separated into two bins, or dual stream. Residents are being notified by mail as areas are phased into the program. Dual stream recycling services offer residents collection in two bins; one bin is used for containers including plastic #1, 2, and 5, and tin and aluminum cans, and another bin for paper, cardboard and fiberboard. At this time, the recycling bins are available in one size, which is 64 gallons. To retain the value of the recyclables and accommodate the current facility, glass will no longer be accepted curbside with the dual stream program but glass is accepted at the Recycling Center drop off on West Avenue. 

Collection of recyclable materials will now be performed by an automated truck which will increase the number of households the City can service on a daily basis. The rates are comparable to what customers are accustomed to paying for trash only service and offer a greater value. If customers recycle more, they can reduce the size of their trash can, which results in a lower cost for trash service.

To select Trash and Recycling Services, customers can call 970-244-1570, email or fill out the Service Form. Questions about the new or existing trash and recycling services? Call 970-256-4136. 


Service Update Form

If you would like to change the size of your trash bin, select Dual Stream recycling bins and/or request a bin for yard waste with the City of Grand Junction, simply call 970-244-1570 or fill out the form Service Update Form.

When Will My Neighborhood Move to Dual Stream?

As neighborhoods are phased in from the previous multi-stream recycling program to the new dual stream program.

Phase 1 Route: On March 7, 2023, residences located downtown between 7th and 17th St. from Gunnison to Rood Ave. will begin the dual stream recycling program.

Phase 2 RouteOMarch 20, 2023, residences located downtown from 7th to 17th St. between Rood and Ute Ave and also the Canyon View/Granite Falls subdivision west of S Camp Rd. will begin the dual stream recycling program.

Phase 3 Route: On April 6, 2023, residences located north of town between 26 ½ and 27 ¼ Rd. between G Rd and Catalina Dr. will begin the dual stream recycling program.

Route Maps

Click below to access the route maps for each day:

Monday Route 1
Monday Route 2
Tuesday Route
Thursday Route

Click here for the combined calendar for Dual Stream pickup days.

Additional Services

For residents being phased into dual stream recycling, there is a new option to select the Seasonal Yard Waste Compost collection at no additional charge offered from April – October. When making service selections that is one more option being included. Bins will be provided by the City and collected weekly on the same day as trash and recycling.


Small tree limbs, hay and straw are also accepted. The material will be taken to Mesa County Compost Facility for local processing. 

Para obtener información en español:

Información del programa de reciclaje de doble flujo

Formulario de actualizacion de servicio

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the City of Grand Junction Recycling Division at 970-256-4136 or email 

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