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2017 Resident Info Packet: English | Español


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  • Program guidelines
  • Recycling tips
  • 2017 service calendar
  • Large-item pickup
  • Yard waste disposal
  • Hazardous waste options

What can I recycle?

To schedule a large-item pickup, call Waste Management at 800-482-6406.

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All homes in the city are provided with 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, the service includes five large-item pickups per year for each household. Check the resident information packet for guidelines. The same Fully Automated Collection (FAC) service is provided throughout the city by Waste Management at no additional cost to residents.

What if I don’t know my service day or recycling week? Check the map!

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about trash and recycling service

Special Events
Green Yard Waste Drop-off Events

Residents can dispose of compostable yard waste (i.e. grass clippings, leaves, tree limbs and other plant debris) at these free events held twice per year. Collected green waste goes to a composting facility instead of the landfill. Proof of residency is required, no businesses or contractors allowed.
  • Spring: TBD
  • Fall:  TBD

Free Days at Tower Landfill
Take advantage of two free days per year at the Republic Services Tower Landfill (8480 Tower Rd.) to dispose of big or oddly-shaped items without using your large-item pickups from Waste Management. No hazardous waste allowed.
  • Spring: TBD
  • Fall:  TBD

Adams County Household Chemical Roundups
Dispose of household hazardous waste items that can’t be thrown in the trash at these events hosted by the Tri-County Health Department. For $25 per vehicle, safely discard harmful items such as: motor oil, car batteries and tires, oil-based paint, household cleaners, fertilizers, fluorescent light bulbs, propane tanks and much more.
  • Spring: Saturday, May 6 (Water World, 8801 N. Pecos St., Federal Heights)
  • Summer: Saturday, September 16 (12450 Washington St., Thornton)

Visit TCHD.org for details
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Ph: 1-800-482-6406