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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.



Holiday Delays 

Trash and recycling collection service will be on a one day delay in observance of the Christmas Holiday, Thursday, December 25, and Friday, December 26, 2014.  If your normal trash/recycle pickup day is Thursday it will be collected on Friday.  If your normal trash/recycle day is Friday it will be picked up on Saturday, December 27, 2014.

There will also be a one day delay in observance of New Year's Day.  If your normal trash/recycle pickup day is Thursday, January 1, it will be collected on Friday.  If your normal pickup day is Friday, it will be collected Saturday, January 3, 2015.

Trash and recycling collection service will return to a normal schedule Monday, January 5, 2015.


Christmas Wrap Collection
During the week following Christmas, December 26 - 31, City trash/recycle customers may place their flattened holiday boxes and bagged wrapping paper at the curb for collection on their regular trash collection day.  Please use black trash containers first or place eligible items with other recyclables in the green recycle container for collection on regular recycle collection day. 
Christmas Tree Curbside Pickup
City trash/recycle customers may place natural Christmas trees at the curb for collection on their regular trash day January 2 - January 15.  Please do not wrap trees in plastic.  Remove all ornaments and lights.
Need to dispose of an old TV?
Limtronik Electronic Manufacturing Services offers safe and responsible de-manufacturing of industrial and consumer electronics. Please call 720-975-0006 ext. 115 or click here for more information.

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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, Tuesday, or Wednesday of the month, and there are 5 Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays in December, your recycle will not be collected on the 29th, 30th, or the 31st.

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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