The 3RC Foundation

The 3RC Foundation is the charitable entity that helps provide funds to the Rooney Road Recycling Center (3RC). To keep costs low and to encourage residents to use the facility, the foundation and partnering local governments cover over 75% of the cost for residents to use the recycling center.

In 2020, over 5,000 local residents dropped off over 620,000 pounds of household hazardous materials which the recycling center successfully diverted from landfills. We are one of the only recycling centers in Colorado to recycle over 99% of this hazardous material.

Our goal is to provide a safe, affordable and convenient location which encourages environmentally-friendly recycling of hazardous household waste. If these materials are not safely recycled, they often end up being poured down drains or dumped in landfills, which results in pollution of groundwater, streams and our local communities.

Program Needs


We are the only 501 (c) 3 non-profit in Colorado to subsidize recycling of household hazardous waste. And we are successful! Local resident participation has increased significantly during the last two years. But this comes at a price; please help support these efforts with your tax-deductible donations.

Community Partnerships

We continue to build community partnerships and expand environmental awareness. We can provide a community presentation that you can share with your group. We can host a tour of the recycling center and can present an educational workshop. Please reach out to us at for more information.

Organizational Development

We are looking for volunteers to help with recycling efforts and 3RC board members to support organizational development efforts. If you would like to join us, contact us at the email address listed above.