The Environmental Services Team provides curbside trash and recycling collection services to over 27,700 homes in the City, as well as a number of other collection services for our citizens. The collection service program is operated as an enterprise fund,
meaning that all costs associated with providing the various services are covered by user fees.
Upcoming Events and Announcements
For Thornton trash/recycle customers collection service will be on a one day holiday delay in observance of
the Independence Day Holiday, beginning Tuesday, July 4, 2017. If your normal trash/recycle pickup day is Tuesday
it will be collected on Wednesday. If your
normal trash/recycle day is Wednesday it will be picked up on Thursday and so
forth through the week. City trash/recycle
service will return to normal pickup schedule on Monday, July 10, 2017.
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Thornton trash and recycle customers can use this service to get rid of clutter in the garage or basement, plan a do-it-yourself room remodel, clean up the yard or storage shed, get rid of recently replaced furniture or appliances, or for a rental property cleanup! This service is available by appointment only.
The minimum fee is just $65 per collection for up to 6 cubic yards of stuff, which would approximately fill two standard pickup truck beds. The cost of service is placed on the next utility bill for payment. Got more junk? More than two full pickup loads = $109 or more.
What is eligible? Furniture, appliances, mattresses/box springs, hot water heaters, fence panels, branches, remodeling debris, yard waste, etc.
What is NOT eligible? Certain electronics such as televisions, computer monitors, printers, laptops, DVD players, stereos, and video game consoles. NO hazardous materials or liquids (i.e., flammable liquids, oil, paint, fertilizer, chemical cleaners, etc.). NO tires. NO concrete or masonry demolition (driveway concrete, wall blocks or gravel). NO dirt or sod. NO ammunition.
here to get started now! Normally this service is scheduled on your regular collection day, but we do have limited availability on Saturday, July 22, 2017!
Event Date: Saturday, July 8, 2017
Event Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Infrastructure Maintenance Center 12450 Washington Street, Thornton, CO. Please use the north entrance with access on 126th Avenue, east of Washington Street.
Details: Thornton residents can drop off tree branches and limbs at no charge on specified dates only. Proof of residency is required. No branches wider than 8" in diameter or longer than 6' in length. Restrictions and limitations apply.
Event Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017
Event Time: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Tower Road Landfill in Commerce City. 88th Avenue and Tower Road
of Thornton residents can bring items to the Tower Road Landfill at no charge,
on Saturday, April 16, between the hours of 7 am and 2 pm. It is located
at 88th Avenue and Tower Road in Commerce City. Proof of residency is required, certain restrictions
apply, and there is a 30 fee for each mattress.
Please call the landfill at 303-371-5115 for more information.
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Need an additional black trash container?
If you have one black trash container and would like a second black container,
your trash service fee increases by only $2.50 per month.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
with your home address and ADDITIONAL TRASH CONTAINER in the subject line. One will be delivered to your home within one
to two business days!
Please see the Solid Waste Fee Structure below for additional container
Looking for your Recycle Collection Schedule?
REMINDER: Recycling is a twice a month service for city of Thornton trash customers; not every other week. For example: if your recycle collection schedule is every 1st and 3rd Thursday or Friday of the month, and there are 5 Thursdays and Fridays in June, 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 street address to
RECYCLE CALENDAR REQUEST in the subject line.
2017 Holiday Delay Schedule
Trash and recycling collection will be delayed one day on the following holidays:
- Memorial Day, May 29
- Independence Day, July 4
- Labor Day, September 4
- Thanksgiving Day, November 23
- Christmas Day, December 25
Solid Waste Fee Structure
The current fee for Thornton’s Solid Waste Collection Program is $13.50 per month, and will appear on your water bill. The $13.50 per month charge includes a weekly collection of solid waste and a twice-monthly collection of recycling materials. This service is limited to ONE black container for solid waste. There is an additional charge for each additional black container with a maximum of four containers. However, green containers filled with trash will not be emptied.
Rates for the Solid Waste Collection Service as of January 1, 2003.
- One black container - $13.50
- Two black containers - $16.00
- Three black containers - $25.20
- Four black containers - $34.40
Solid waste collection dates are address specific. If you are unsure of your trash/recycle collection day, please contact the Thornton Environmental Services office.
Keep Thornton Beautiful
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