Who does the PAYT program include?
  • All households within city limits should enroll. Services will be provided to residents that use individual, wheeled carts. Customers who do not select a service level will default to the medium trash with medium recycling option.
  • Mobile home parks and homeowner associations (HOAs) whose residents use individual accounts are included. 
    • Home Owners Associations (HOAs) and Property Managers, please contact us at 970-930-1411 for assistance on how best to enroll.
    • Associations with group contracts will have up to one year after program implementation (depending on existing contracts) to switch to the PAYT system.
    • HOA residents without a group contract for trash/recycling services should enroll now as individual households.
    • Associations with group water accounts may also enroll as a group PAYT account.
  • If your attached dwelling unit (ADU) currently has separate utility bills, it will also have separate trash and recycling service.
  • All short-term rentals in city limits are required to use the largest size option for trash and recycling.


  • Residents outside the city limits of Glenwood Springs 
  • Multi-family residences of eight units or more
  • Residential complexes that use a large shared dumpster to collect trash from multiple households
  • Businesses and commercial addresses

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1. The latch on my new wildlife-resistant cart isn't working.
2. What can be recycled in the curbside carts?
3. What happens if I put trash in my recycling cart?
4. What if I have more trash than fits in my cart?
5. How will billing for the new system work?
6. What is the pricing for carts?
7. What if I have a problem with my cart?
8. Who does the PAYT program include?
9. Why is PAYT being implemented now?
10. How will residents get new services?
11. What if I don’t sign up for service?
12. What is the plan for carts?
13. What if I already have a wildlife resistant container?
14. What if I take my trash to the Recycle Center/landfill/other and don’t need service?
15. Can I still get food waste and yard waste collected?
16. Does PAYT include curbside organics (compostables) collection?
17. Non-eligible Service Addresses for PAYT
18. What do I do with yard waste?
19. What if I don’t want to recycle?
20. Can I opt out?