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Waste Management Service
Commerce City switched to a new Waste Management collection service for residential trash and recycling through Waste Management in 2015. Available to all city residents at no additional cost, the service reduces environmental impacts, improves neighborhood appearance and allows quality collection to continue as the city grows. The Fully Automated Collection (FAC) service saves the city more than $600,000 per year and is more environmentally responsible with less impact to roads, use of compressed natural gas for the entire truck fleet, and larger recycling cans.

All households should have two 96-gallon cans: one for trash (green lid) and one for recycling (yellow lid). For items that do not fit completely inside the can, residents are allowed five large-item pickups per year. Consult the resident information packet for details on large-item pickup requests.

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Green Yard Waste Drop-Off Events
Commerce City hosts two green yard waste drop-off events per year, one in the spring and another in the fall. These events allow residents to dispose of compostable yard waste (such as grass clippings, leaves, tree limbs and other plant debris) that can be difficult to fit in the garbage can. Collected green waste then goes to a composting facility rather than the landfill. Proof of residency is required, no businesses or contractors allowed.

2016 Green Waste Drop-off Events:

Free Days at Tower Landfill
Commerce City residents can take advantage of two free days per year at the Republic Services Tower Landfill (8480 Tower Rd.). This allows residents to dispose of items that will not fit in their garbage can without using a large-item pickup request. No electronics or hazardous waste allowed. Proof of residency is required.

2016 Free Landfill Days:
•    Spring: Saturday, Apr. 23
•    Fall: Saturday, Oct. 22
     Click here for the event flier 

Adams County Household Chemical Roundups
The Tri-County Health Department hosts two opportunities each year for Commerce City residents to dispose of household hazardous waste that is not allowed in regular trash. For a cost of $25 per vehicle, residents can safely discard harmful items such as: automotive products (e.g. oil and fuel, car batteries and tires), oil-based paint, household cleaners, fertilizers, fluorescent light bulbs, propane tanks and much more.

2016 Adams County Household Chemical Roundups:

  • Spring: Saturday, May 7 (Water World, 8801 N. Pecos St., Federal Heights)
  • Summer: Saturday, September 17 (12450 Washington St., Thornton)

Visit TCHD.org for details about Household Chemical Roundup events.


Waste Management
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Ph: 1-800-482-6406