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2021 Program Event Dates

Click & Haul - bulky or large item collections

Event Dates: Click & Haul collections are scheduled during the work week, depending on your address. Thornton residents 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! 

Location: Items must be placed in an orderly fashion (stacked/bundled) at the curb by 7 a.m. the day of the scheduled collection.

Guidelines:  The cost is just $65 per collection for 6 cubic yards of stuff, that would fill two normal sized pickup truck loads. More than two full pickup loads = $109 or more. Restrictions and limitations apply.  The cost of service is placed on the next utility bill for payment. Furniture, appliances, mattresses/box springs, hot water heaters, fence panels, branches, remodeling debris, and evaporative coolers are eligible for pickup.

Restrictions:  NO hazardous materials (i.e., flammable liquids, oil, paint, fertilizer, chemical cleaners, etc.).  NO tires.  NO concrete or masonry demolition (driveway concrete, wall blocks or gravel).  NO televisions, computer monitors, DVD players, and other certain electronics.

Click here to schedule an appointment. 

Fall Leaf Collection - Trash Customers Only

Event Dates:  October 18 - November 12

Guidelines:  City trash/recycle customers may place their bagged leaves at the curb for collection on their regular trash collection day.  Please use the black trash containers first.  Bags filled with trash or debris will not be collected.  Use the black trash containers for all household trash.  This is a four week program that is subject to restrictions.

Fall Leaf Composting Drop-off - Thornton Residents Only

Event Date:  Saturday, November 6 & Saturday, November 13

Event Time:  8 a.m. - noon

Location:  Thornton's Infrastructure Maintenance Center (IMC), 12450 Washington Street.  Use the north entrance with access from 126th Avenue east of Washington Street

Guidelines:  Thornton residents may bring in bagged leaves for composting! Proof of residency required. Leaves may be placed in fully compostable BPI certified bags or paper bags. Be prepared to open any other bags on site. Restrictions apply.

Christmas Wrap Collection - Trash Customers Only

Event Dates:  Monday, December 27 - Friday, December 31

Guidelines: 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 consider placing eligible items with other recyclables in the green recycle containers for collection on regular recycle collection day.  Boxes and bags filled with trash or debris placed outside the black containers will not be collected.  Use the black trash containers for all household trash.

Christmas Tree Curbside Collection - Trash Customers Only

Event Dates:  Monday, December 27, 2021 - Friday, January 7, 2022

Guidelines:  City trash/recycle customers may place their natural Christmas trees at the curb for collection on their regular trash collection day December 27 through January 7.  Please do not wrap trees in plastic.  Remove all ornaments and lights.  

Christmas Tree Drop-off - Thornton Residents Only

Event Date:  Saturday, January 8

Event Times  8 a.m. - noon

Location:  Thornton's Infrastructure Maintenance Center (IMC), 12450 Washington Street.  Use the north entrance with access from 126th Avenue east of Washington Street.

Guidelines: Thornton residents may bring their natural Christmas trees to the IMC for recycling.  Proof of residency is required.  Do not wrap trees in plastic.  Remove all ornaments and lights.