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Trash & Recycling 
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Thornton provides curbside trash and recycling collection to over 26,625 homes, as well as a number of other collection services for our citizens. The collection service operates as an enterprise fund — meaning that all costs are covered by user fees.



Household Chemical and Electronic Waste Roundup

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Saturday,

September 20, 2014

12450 Washington Street, Thornton, CO

For a donation or small fee, Adams County residents may bring chemicals, tires, televisions, DVD players, computer monitors and more to the Household Chemical and Electronic Waste Roundup. Click here or call the Tri-County Health Department at 720-200-1592 for more information.

Can't make it to the above event and need to dispose of an old television or computer monitor?
You may bring electronics only to St. John's Lutheran Church located at 11040 Colorado Blvd. from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 27, 2014.  Click here for more event information.
Limtronik Electronic Manufacturing Services also offers safe and responsible de-manufacturing of industrial and consumer electronics. Please call 720-975-0006 ext. 115 or click here for more information.


Tree Branch Drop-Off

Saturday, October 11, 2014

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

City of Thornton Infrastructure Maintenance Center

12450 Washington Street, Thornton, CO

Restrictions apply. Please email or call 720-977-6200 for more information.


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e Collection Schedule?

REMINDER:  Recycling is a twice a month service for City trash customers, not every other week.  For example: if your recycle collection schedule is every 1st and 3rd Monday or Tuesday of the month, and there are 5 Mondays and Tuesdays in September, your recycle will not be collected on the 29th or the 30th.

To have your recycle pick up schedule sent electronically, please email your physical home address to with
RECYCLE CALENDAR REQUEST in the subject line.

Or, click here to locate your home address on a map with recycle schedules.

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Contact the Thornton Environmental Services office via email at, or call 720-977-6200.


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