Christmas Tree Recycling

Adams County will offer free recycling for live Christmas trees after the holiday season. Residents may drop off their Christmas trees from Thursday, Dec. 26, through Sunday, Jan. 12, at Riverdale Regional Park, 9755 Henderson Rd., Brighton, from sunrise to sunset. Signs will direct residents to the self drop-off site.

Ornaments, tinsel, garlands, flock, nails, and stands must be removed before trees are dropped off. There is a limit of two trees per family. Please note: tree limbs, yard waste, or trees from commercial operations will not be accepted at the Regional Park.

Board of County Commissioners Adopts 2020 Budget

The Adams County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted the 2020 Adams County budget at public hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 10.

Top priorities in the 2020 budget, set at $574,283,381, a 10.9% increase from 2019, include education and economic prosperity, a high-performing and fiscally sustainable government, quality of life, safe and reliable infrastructure, and community enrichment.

Suncor to Conduct Testing on Flare Unit

On Thursday, December 5, Suncor’s Commerce City refinery will conduct testing on one of its flare units in Plant 1. The work will begin at 8 a.m. and completed by approximately 6 p.m. As a result of this activity, increased flaring with potentially larger flames and smoke could occur from the flare stack.  Additional updates will be provided if the refinery experiences increased flaring for an extended period of time.