2018 brings a new opportunity to rethink waste and upgrade how you get rid of your trash. If you are a resident of Thornton, now is the time to get caught up on all of the latest trash, recycling and composting news in your community! Check out the list below for the latest updates:
Click and Haul
If you are looking to tackle a remodel or just get rid of some large trash around your house, Thornton is now offering “Click and Haul Online Registration”. It’s simple to get started. You sign up online and book when you want your hauling to take place. Eligible items for pick up include old furniture, mattresses, branches, remodeling debris, etc. A flat rate will get you 6 cubic yards of waste. If you go over the allotted amount your price will go up.
If you need more than one day to go through the trash around your home or a larger dumpster Affordable Roll-Offs would love to drop off a dumpster and pick it up when YOU are done.
Trash Delay Schedule
Trash and recycling collection will be delayed one day on the following holidays:
- New Year’s Day, January 1
- Memorial Day, May 28
- Independence Day, July 4
- Labor Day, September 3
- Thanksgiving Day, November 22
- Christmas Day, December 25
Learn to Compost
Composting seems to be all the rage in 2018, and for good reason. Not only is composting good for the environment, it is also easy to do! Thornton is offering an Intro to Composting Class for FREE on April 12! The event will take place at Thornton’s Infrastructure Maintenance Center (IMC) 12450 Washington Street, Thornton, CO 80241. You will need to register as space is limited!
Get Rid of Old Paint
Has a construction or a remodeling project left you with paint you no longer need? On April 28 you can safely AND responsibly get rid of paint and stains at Thornton’s Infrastructure Maintenance Center (IMC) from 9 am to 1 pm. You will have to bring a proof of residence before you can recycle your items.
Tree Branch/Limb Drop-Off
If you have a pile of old, broken tree limbs and branches in your backyard the city of Thornton is offering a location to get them out of your hair. On April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, you can stop by Thornton’s Infrastructure Maintenance Center. Please bring a proof of residency.
There is nothing worse than having piles of leaves in your backyard with no place for them to go. Starting October 15th through November 9, Thornton trash customers may leave bags of leaves curbside on their regular pickup day. The collection only lasts a couple weeks so be sure to get your rake out early!
Christmas Wrap Collection
Once the holidays are over you may find yourself knee-deep in Christmas wrapping paper, boxes, etc. The city of Thornton can help! Starting December 26 through December 31 residents can place their flattened holiday boxes and bagged wrapping paper at the curb for collection on their regular trash collection day. Make sure that all the trash is inside your trash bin as bags placed outside will not be collected. If you want to reduce the amount of waste created in the first place, there are many things you can do to reduce your holiday footprint!