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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. 

Electronic Recycling Drop-off

Event Dates:  Saturday, August 28, 2021 

Event Time:  9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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

Guidelines:  Adams County residents may bring items such as laptops, DVD players, phones, printers, televisions, computer monitors, and other electronics in for recycling. There will be a fee of $15 per vehicle for all electronics up to one TV or computer monitor. A $25 fee will be assessed for each vehicle carrying up to three TV’s and/or computer monitors.

Not accepted at the event: TV's and monitors with exposed tubes, anything that contains mercury, freon or other chemicals, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, thermostats, radioactive equipment, neon signs, alkaline batteries, light bulbs, trash, etc.

Click here to register online and make an appointment.

Fall Leaf Composting Drop-off

Event Date:  Saturday, November 6

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.

Landfill Days

Event Dates Saturday, September 18

Event Time:  7 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Location:  Republic Services Tower Landfill  19260 E. 88th Ave., Commerce City, CO

Guidelines:  On specified dates, Thornton residents may take non-hazardous debris to a designated landfill and the gate fee is waived.  No trailer loads.  All loads must be covered.  Trailer and commercial loads are subject to applicable fees.  Proof of residency is required and limitations apply.  Freon charged units (refrigerators, A/C units, and freezers) and electronics such as televisions and computer monitors will not be accepted.  Mattresses are subject to an additional fee.  

Tree Branch/Compost Material Drop-off

Event Dates:  August 14, September 11

Event Time:  8 a.m. - noon

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

Guidelines:  On specified dates, Thornton residents may bring tree branches, limbs, and compostable material to the IMC at no charge. Proof of residency is required. Residents will be responsible for unloading their branches and all compost material. Compost material must be placed in BPI certified fully compostable bags, paper sacks, or be prepared to open other types of bags and empty on site. Residents must follow social distancing guidelines, staying at least six feet away from City employees and others at all times.

Veolia Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Days

Event Dates:  September 22 & 25

Event Time:  9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Location:  Veolia Colorado Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center  9131 E. 96th Ave., Henderson, CO

Guidelines:  Adams County residents may bring their unwanted household chemicals to the Veolia Colorado Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center. Most items will be recycled safely, keeping them out of our natural environment. Adams County residents will need to pay a discounted fee of $.92 per pound to drop off their items and the normal $20 vehicle fee will be waived on event dates only. Proof of residency is required. Cash and credit card will be accepted.

No charge to drop off architectural paints and stains only.

Acceptable Items include: insecticide, bathroom cleaners, rust remover, photo chemicals, degreasers, weed killer, latex paint, stains, furniture polish, fire extinguishers, laundry products, fuel, solvents, rodent poison, oil filters, floor cleaners, oven cleaners, moth balls, lacquers, rechargeable batteries.

Unacceptable items include: radioactive material (smoke detectors), used needles, prescription pain killers, explosives (fireworks, ammunition), tires, trash.

Online registration will be available 6 weeks prior to event date.