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2022 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 Days - July - NEW EVENTS!

Event Dates:  July 18 - 30

Week day hours:  8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturday, July 30 hours:  10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Location:  Techno Rescue 3251 Lewiston Street, Suite 10, Aurora, CO  80011

Guidelines:  Adams County and the city of Thornton invite residents to drop off their electronic waste (computers, laptops, tablets, cell phones, televisions, computer monitors, hard drives, DVD players, scanners, printers, radios, etc.) at Techno Rescue's facility by appointment ONLY from July 18 - July 30, 2022 (weekdays, July 18 - 22, July 25 - 29, & Saturday, July 30)

Items will be recycled safely and responsibly to ensure a high level of data destruction for desktops, laptops, and other data containing equipment. There will be a $15 per vehicle fee for items dropped off, including all electronics and one TV/CRT monitor. Vehicles with up to three TVs/CRT monitors will be charged $25. Cash and credit card will be accepted.


Adams County and city of Thornton are pleased to partner with Techno Rescue for recycling services on this event.  For specific questions on certain electronics and data destruction, please call Techno Rescue directly at 303-482-2207.

Please click here to make an appointment.

Electronic Recycling Drop-off - August

Event Date:  Saturday, August 27

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.

Landfill Days

Event Dates:  Saturday, September 24

Event Times:  7 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Location: Republic Services Tower Landfill  19260 E. 88th Ave., Commerce City, CO  80022

Guidelines:  Landfill days allow Thornton residents to bring items to the Republic Services Tower Landfill that they may not be able to dispose of through their regular trash service. One load per household. Mattresses and box springs are subject to a fee of $35 each. Proof of residency is required. Non-hazardous debris only. Pickup, cars, and small single-axle trailer loads only (less than 5 yards). All loads must be covered. Commercial loads are subject to applicable fees. Freon charged appliances are not accepted. No liquids, electronics, tires, car batteries, medical waste, ammunition, fireworks, or fluorescent bulbs will be accepted. Safety vests must be worn at all times and are available at the landfill for $3

Tree Branch/Compost Drop-off

Event Dates:  Saturday, July 16, August 13, September 17

Event Times:  8 a.m. - noon

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

Guidelines:  Thornton residents may bring tree branches, limbs, and compostable material to the Infrastructure Maintenance Center (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.  No commercial or landscaping companies.

Veolia Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Days

Event Dates:  Wednesday, September 28 & Saturday, October 1

Event Times:  9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Location: 9131 E 96th Ave., Henderson, CO 80640

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 be charged a discounted fee of $.99 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.