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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.



Holiday Delay 

Trash and recycling collection service will be on a one day  delay in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28, 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, November 29, 2014.  Trash and recycling service will return to a regular collection schedule Monday, December 1, 2014.

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.

Looking for your
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 Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of the month, and there are 5 Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays in October, 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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