Do You Need to Get Rid of Some Stuff?

Everyone has a little stuff lying around the house. OK, some of us may have more than a little. Regardless of how much stuff we have, we can all benefit from decluttering our homes. Decluttering makes you more efficient and keeps you organized. More than that, clutter has psychological influences; it sends a signal to your brain that work is not finished. You may be surprised how much better you feel after you eliminate unnecessary stuff from your life. You might consider advertising on Craigslist or Nextdoor, hiring a junk hauler, or contacting a charitable organization.  Below is a list of charitable organizations, upcoming recycling events, vendors that provide haul away/recycling services, and organizations providing assistance in the Castle Rock community.

Aging Resources of Douglas County: A free assistance and referral program for qualified seniors needing help with light maintenance and chores – donations are accepted. Give them a call at 303-814-4300, or visit them on the web at www.agingresourcesdougco.org.

Charitable Organizations:

Goodwill Industries – 303-650-7700 – www.goodwill.org

Help & Hope Center (formerly Douglas/Elbert Task Force) – 303-688-6129 – www.helpandhopecenter.org

Salvation Army – free pickup – 800-728-7825 – www.satruck.org

E-Waste Recycling Event: Many electronics can and should be recycled. Recycle your old electronics and shred documents for free at this event! Bring your household electronics, including televisions, plus three file boxes or kitchen-sized trash bags per person for paper shredding.

Free Community Recycling Event – Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 9a.m. to 1p.m.

Echo Park Stadium – 11901 Newlin Gulch Rd., Parker

First Call: A free information and referral line in Douglas County. First Call links people with quality services in the community. Give them a call at 303-660-7519.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Recycling Event:  Household hazardous wastes are products that contain ingredients that are toxic, flammable, corrosive or reactive. Some examples include pool chemicals, antifreeze, batteries, solvents, pesticides, fluorescent lights, fire extinguishers, propane tanks, oil-based paint and tires. These products should not be placed in the trash or poured down the drain, storm sewers or on the ground. Proper disposal at the Roundup Event helps prevent accidental poisonings and fire hazards in your home.

Household Chemical Roundup Recycling Event – $25 per vehicle & proof of residency required

Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 9a.m. to 3p.m. – Castle Rock Water – 175 Kellogg Ct., Castle Rock

Knockout Junk – Junk Hauler: A Castle Rock residential junk removal company – Call or text 720-443-1470 or schedule service online at www.knockoutjunk.com.

Metal Men LLC – If it tings, they take it! – Metal Recycling: Do you have an old vehicle you need to get rid of? Is your old appliance taking up valuable storage space? Contact Metal Men LLC for free curbside pickup. If it tings, they take it! Give them a call at 720-215-1388 or send an email to metal.men5280@gmail.com.

To the Rescue: Provides a range of services offered to all community members with specialized services for seniors and persons with disabilities. Services include transportation, residential cleaning, lawn care, snow removal, and home organization/downsizing services. Give them a call at 720-851-2100 or visit the web at www.totherescue.net.

Yard Waste: Take your yard waste, including tree limbs, shrubs and brush, to the FREE Castle Rock Slash/Mulch Site – 1400 Caprice Dr., Castle Rock – Open Saturdays until 5p.m. through October 29, 2019.

The Town of Castle Rock does not endorse any organization or service named in this list.

List compiled by the Town of Castle Rock–Zoning Division