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Recycling
Recycle iconVisit the Broomfield Recycling Center
The Broomfield Recycling Center at 225 Commerce St. is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for Broomfield residents (no business recycling, please) to recycle high-grade office paper, newspapers, cardboard, and mixed recyclables. See all the details or call 303.438.6329 for more information.

Trash Collection / Curbside Recycling

The City and County of Broomfield does not provide trash collection service. Trash removal is contracted on an individual basis* with private solid waste companies. Nearly all of the trash haulers licensed to operate in Broomfield offer curbside recycling. Services, prices, and pick-up days vary depending on the hauler you choose. Individuals may select a hauler from the list of the Licensed Trash companies in Broomfield. For more information, contact Community Assistance at 303.438.6390.

*If you live within a homeowners' association-regulated area, contact your association or management company for more information on trash removal.

Stop Junk Mail and Phone Book Delivery!
To stop delivery of those unwanted phone books, visit the Yellow Page Association's website or call:
  • DEX: 1.877.243.8339
  • Yellow Book: 1.800.929.3556, select Option 3
  • Verizon 1.888.266.5765 or 1.800.888.8448

Junk Mail
According to the EPA, nearly four million TONS of junk mail ends up in U. S. landfills every year! There are ways to curtail those mailings:
  • Contact direct marketers: Manage the list of those that send you mailings at Direct Marketing Association.
  • Opt out of unsolicited catalogs or credit card solicitations. If you do business online, you usually have an option on the web page to opt out of receiving promotional materials. If you don't opt out, your information could end up on a direct-marketing list that sends junk mail through the postal service, not just electronically.
  • If you receive a piece of junk mail and it contains anything like "return service requested, forwarding service requested, address service requested" etc., you can write "refused, return to sender" on the unopened envelope, put it back in your mailbox, and the postal service will return it. The company should then take you off its list.
  • Hire a service to reduce your junk mail. There is a fee associated with this service.
  • Check out BayROC for sample letters and additional tips.

Tree Limb Recycling Program
This popular program is run by Broomfield's Park Services division and is co-located within the recycling drop-off center at 225 Commerce Street. The tree limb yard is located just behind the recycling bins on the north. 

This program is available to Broomfield residents only-NO contractors or non-residents; proof of residency will be required at the gate. The sight is monitored 24 hours by surveillance camera, and violators will be prosecuted for illegal dumping under section 8.04.020 of the Broomfield Municipal Code.

Free mulch is available year round at the Broomfield Recycling Center. Bring your shovel and take as much as you need—there is no limit!

For more information, call Park Services at 303.464.5651 or Environmental Services at 303.438.6329.

Hours of Operation
Due to space constraints with the small drop-off yard, the tree-limb drop-off is open and staffed on Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesdays, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The site will be closed at all other times. This schedule is in effect year-round.

The site also may close for extremely wet conditions. If in doubt, please call Public Works Field Services at 303.438.6334.

Please note the 2014/2015 holiday closures for the Tree Limb Drop-off. The site will be closed on the following dates:

Wednesday, Dec. 24
Saturday, Dec. 27
Wednesday, Dec. 31
Saturday, Jan. 3
 


Acceptable Items
Only tree branches and shrub branches will be accepted. Please do not bring trash, sod, grass clippings, or other landscape debris including lumber and fence materials. Absolutely no wire, nails or metal of any kind is allowed due to potential damage to the tub grinder and risk to the operators. Branches more than 18 inches in diameter must be cut into 4-foot lengths.

Cell Phone Recycling Program
The leading cell phone companies and retailers have partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the states to answer the call for easy cell phone recycling. Recycling just one million cell phones reduces greenhouse gas emissions equal to taking 1,368 cars off the road for a year. The partners in this year-long national campaign include AT&T, Best Buy, LG Electronics, Motorola, Nokia, Office Depot, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Sprint, Staples and T-Mobile. Contact your cell phone provider to know how and where to recycle your used cell phone.

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