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Spring Cleanup 2014

Broomfield residences will be serviced one of three Saturdays: April 26, May 3, and May 10. The date is dependent on where the residence is located. Don't miss your pick-up day—check the map to see when your area will be serviced.
           
Materials Accepted for Recycling and Disposal
 

Spring Cleanup provides residents the opportunity to dispose of LARGE non-hazardous items that trash haulers do not normally take. Broomfield provides this annual service free to residents. Please note: NO ELECTRONIC WASTE IS ALLOWED ACCORDING TO STATE LAW.

Waste Items: All waste items must be placed at the curb no later than 7 a.m. on the specific area's designated Saturday. The contractor, Western Disposal, will not return to a neighborhood for items not at the curb by 7 a.m.  Western Disposal will sort and recycle scrap metal and unpainted/untreated wood items from the discards collected. All other items collected will be disposed of as trash in the solid waste landfill.

  • Place items at the curb, taking care not to block sidewalks or driveways. Items stacked in driveways will not be picked up.
  • Oversized items must be disassembled so they can be lifted by no more than two people. Items that are too big or too heavy for two persons to lift will not be removed.
  • All items must be marked for "Broomfield Cleanup."
  • Broken glass must be boxed and secured with tape.
  • All other items should be stacked, boxed, or bundled and placed parallel with the sidewalk on the curb.
Please remember to secure or remove doors on any item that may pose a safety hazard to small children.

Reusable Items: To reduce the amount of waste going to a landfill, the Broomfield Rotary Club and ARC Thrift Store will provide FRONT PORCH pick-up of clothes and reusable items on the same day as the waste pick-up. Please leave reusable clothing, household goods, and furniture in a separate location near your front door or porch. Clearly mark your donation "ARC." A tax-deductible donation receipt will be provided.

Call ARC at 303.238.5263 or visit their website for additional information regarding what items they will pick up.

Waste Items Accepted:
  • Scrap lumber, scrap metal, carpet, wood doors, glass doors, cabinets, drywall, fencing materials
  • Appliances such as washers, dryers, ranges, dishwashers, microwave ovens, hot water heaters
  • Furniture, bed frames, box springs, mattresses
  • Bicycles, swing sets, kiddie swimming and wading pools, lawn furniture, railroad ties, large tree stumps over 12" in diameter
  • Barbeque grills may be included if the propane tank has been removed.
  • Lawnmowers, combustible engines, and transmissions may be included if all liquids have been drained and if they have been disassembled into parts weighing less than 100 pounds each.
  • Other miscellaneous, non-hazardous large "junk" items

These Items will NOT be picked up. (This list is NOT all inclusive.)

  • Any single item that cannot be lifted by two people
  • Electronic waste of any kind
  • Liquid of any kind
  • Any appliance with a Freon unit, such as refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners
  • Car bodies, car batteries, antifreeze, motor oil, or tires
  • Propane tanks from barbeques
  • Concrete, concrete pavers, bricks, soil or sod, grass clippings
  • Tree limbs or tree stumps less than 12" in diameter, shrubs (Tree limbs less than 12" in diameter may be disposed of year round at the Tree Limb Drop-off at 225 Commerce St. on Wednesdays, 1 - 5 p.m., or on Saturdays, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
  • Sealed containers or drums, any items listed as a hazardous material, any corrosives, pesticides, herbicides, paint
  • Radioactive waste
  • Pharmaceutical waste
  • Business, commercial, industrial, or agricultural waste
  • Household trash

Not sure what to do with the items not accepted? Refer to the table below or print this handy reference sheet  (PDF) regarding how to dispose of those items.

These items should be taken to a landfill:
  • Tires
  • Soil
  • Sod
  • Concrete
  • Brick
  • Rock
  • Grass clippings
  • Garbage
Bring these items to the HHW Collection Event on May 10! (Appointment is necessary—call 303.438.6334 after March 3)
  • Electronic waste
  • Batteries (non-alkaline household and automotive)
  • Antifreeze
  • Herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers
  • Paint and paint thinners
  • Combustible material or liquid (lighter fluid, solvents, etc.)
Other Items Requiring Special Handling and NOT Accepted:
  • Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners: Freon is hazardous and requires handling by a state-certified operator. Contact your power company, (Xcel Energy or United Power) or certified Freon removal company to properly remove your appliances.
  • Propane tanks can be recycled at no cost at MetroGas, 790 W 64th Ave. (between Pecos and Broadway). Call 303.428.3036.

If you don’t see an item on the list, call Public Works Field Services at 303.438.6334 for more information. 

For specific questions regarding if something is hazardous or not, contact Environmental Services at 303.438.6329 or email Public Works.