Recycling and Sustainability

Recycling and Waster Diversion

For information on Waste Hauler Licensing, please click here

Paint Disposal

PaintCare offers free direct pickup of paint for households in Adams County through GreenSheen Paint. Click here for more information or visit GreenSheen Paint to submit a pickup request.

Upcoming recycling events for 2024:

E-Waste Recycling event dates:

  • April 27 in Thornton
  • September 16 - October 4 in Aurora

Check back for more event details and registration as the date nears...

Recycling Drop-Off Locations

Residents of the following cities can check the links below for recycling locations. Residents of other cities should check with their municipality for recycling information:

Commerce City

Other recycling resources/locations include: 

Arvada Recycling
9630 Ralston Road in Arvada
Waste Management
Various Locations
Alpine Recycling and East Regional Landfill
Call 303.744.9881 for more information on these locations

Household Chemical Information

Any unused or leftover chemical products in your home such as cleaners, paints, paint thinner, nail polish and polish remover, and lawn care products can be a potential danger to you, your family, and the environment. Household hazardous waste is usually labeled DANGER, WARNING, TOXIC, CAUTION, POISON, FLAMMABLE, CORROSIVE, or REACTIVE. It is dangerous and illegal to dispose of these materials as municipal solid waste. Protect you and your family's health, help us keep toxic chemicals out of the environment, and reduce pollution. 

  • DON'T POUR IT DOWN A SINK DRAIN. Some household hazardous waste can bypass the Wastewater Treatment Plant unchanged, polluting water downstream. 
  • DON'T POUR IT INTO DITCHES, STORM DRAINS, OR GUTTERS. Household hazardous waste will travel directly to waterways polluting ponds, lakes, and rivers. 
  • DON'T BURN IT. You risk producing poisonous fumes, contributing to air pollution or causing an explosion.
  • DON'T THROW IT IN YOUR TRASH BIN. These chemicals present safety hazards to solid waste collection workers.
  • DON'T DUMP IT OR BURY IT. These chemicals could leach through the soil and contaminate groundwater.

Year-Round Household Chemical Collection

  • Residential household hazardous waste can be dropped off at Veolia Colorado Recycling Center year-round on specific days by appointment only.
  • Call 303.526.8155 or visit the Veolia website to book an appointment, learn what is and isn't accepted, get pricing for drop-offs, and more. Fees apply.
  • Appointments available on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Veolia Colorado Recycling Center is located at 9131 E. 96th Ave., Henderson.

For questions and information about recycling resources in Adams County, please contact:

Katie Keefe
Environmental Programs Manager