2019 Resident Information Packet (English and Español)

Be a can fan tips

  • Program guidelines
  • Recycling tips
  • 2018 service calendar
  • Large-item pickup
  • Yard waste disposal
  • Hazardous waste options

What should I recycle (and NOT recycle)?

To ask questions about specific pick-up schedules, or request a large-item pickup, call Waste Management at 800-482-6406.

Waste Management Service

Recycle binAll 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.

City Disposal Events

Free Days at Tower Landfill

Take advantage of two free days per year at the Republic Services Tower Landfill to dispose of large quantities of trash or large/oddly-shaped items without using your large-item pickups from Waste Management. No hazardous waste allowed. 

Fall 2019 event details and restrictions

  • Saturday, Oct. 26 | 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Republic Services Tower Landfill
    8480 Tower Road (enter using E. 88th Avenue, 1/2 mile east of Tower Road)

Free 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. Also accepted are tires (no rims). Collected green waste goes to a composting facility instead of the landfill. Proof of residency required, no businesses or contractors allowed.  

Fall 2019 details and restrictions 

  • Saturday, Nov. 23 | 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    former Mile High Greyhound Park site
    (enter at E. 62nd Avenue and Parkway Drive)

Partner Events Open to Commerce City Residents

Veolia Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Days

These events help residents dispose of household items that are not safe to discard in your regular trash. Drop off items such as household cleaners, gasoline, pesticides, weed killers, rechargeable batteries, fire extinguishers and many more. On the select days listed below, the normal $20 per vehicle fee is waived and the per-pound disposal fee is only 85 cents per pound (down from the normal $1.25 per pound rate).

Cash and credit cards accepted. Proof of residency required. No charge for paint and stains. 

Electronic Recycling (hosted by Adams County & City of Thornton)

For a small fee, residents can discard unwanted electronics that are not accepted in your regular garbage. From TVs and computers to rechargeable batteries and microwaves, this event ensures components are properly recycled to avoid environmental harm. Large appliances are not accepted.
Learn more and register for a drop-off time

2019 Events

  • Saturday, April 6    9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Thornton Infrastructure Maintenance Center (IMC), 
    12450 Washington St. (Thornton)
  • Saturday, Aug 17    9 a.m. - 2 p.m
    Thornton Infrastructure Maintenance Center (IMC), 
    12450 Washington St. (Thornton)

Paint Drop-Off 

The PaintCare program offers free drop-off locations and events to help you get rid of unwanted, leftover paint where it can be reused, recycled or safely discarded. Visit paintcare.org to learn more.

The PaintCare program accepts free paint drop-offs from residents at both Commerce City Ace Hardware locations:

  • Commerce City Ace Hardware
    6900 Eudora Dr. (near E. 69th Avenue and Vasquez Boulevard)
  • Reunion Ace Hardware
    15181 E. 104th Ave. (in the King Soopers shopping center)

Waste Management truck