Recycling Center

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the City of Rawlins' Recycling Center to offer to the public the best service and information possible for the recycling of accepted items.

The Rawlins Recycle Center

Please visit our recycling center where our friendly staff would be more than happy to assist you Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm and Saturday 8am to 12:30pm at 1524 E. Daley Street. 


Aluminum Cans (for cash)

Cardboard (Corrugated), Paper Board

Clear Plastics #1

Colored Plastics #2

Milk Jugs

Glass containers (clear and brown)

Newspapers, inserts, Office paper, and Magazines

Clean Steel Cans

For a printable flyer of what is recyclable in Rawlins, click here.

The Recycling Center only recycles things that there is a market or use for, such as cardboard and some plastics; there are many things that the recycling brokers do not want. For example, if the recycling center collected hardcover books, we would have to store them and then pay $75/ton for them to be picked up. They cannot be placed in paper recycling. For our Recycling Center to stay financially viable, we do not accept items that are a charge for us to have removed.  

Enough Energy for what?

1 aluminum can= 1.5 hours to power a light bulb

1 steel food can= 1 hour to power T.V.

1 newspaper= 41 minutes to power a Microwave