Sustainability

Building a More Sustainable Adams County

Sustainability HandsIn 2015, the Adams County Board of County Commissioners formally adopted the Sustainable Adams County 2030 Plan, affirming the county’s commitment to sustainability and innovation. The plan details a "triple bottom line" approach to sustainability, where the environmental, fiscal, and social impacts of county activities are taken into consideration with every decision. The county’s four focus areas for the 2030 Sustainability Plan are:

  1. Responsible and Innovative Regional Leadership
  2. Waste Management and Reduction
  3. Conservation of Energy and Natural Resources
  4. Respect for Adams County’s Heritage

Learn more about sustainability in Adams County by reviewing the 2030 Sustainability Plan here, and contact our sustainability office with any questions at sustainability@adcogov.org.

Contact
Facilities & Fleet Management Department
4430 S. Adams County Pkwy.
Brighton, CO 80601
Ph: 720.523.6006

Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Recycling in Adams County

Adams County is proud to offer these events with our jurisdiction and organizational partners. Proper disposal of electronics, paint, and chemicals is vital to ensuring that our waterways, streams, and reservoirs stay clean and well maintained. Thank you for participating in these efforts to make Adams County cleaner and greener. If you have questions about recycling or want to learn more, email jrutter@adcogov.org.

Hazardous Waste Recycling

Certain household products and chemicals, such as electronics, paint, garden chemicals, and cleaners and caustics, contain harmful toxins and should not be disposed of in the normal trash in order to protect human and environmental health. If you need to dispose of these items, please bring them to one of our annual drop-off events, listed below, or take them to the Veolia Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center in Henderson, year-round by appointment. Some fees do apply for both the facility and County-hosted drop-off events. 

Recycling Events

Electronic Recycling
Saturday, Aug. 25, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Riverdale Regional Park
9755 Henderson Rd., Brighton
Register here
  • $10 fee per vehicle for all electronics, including up to one TV or computer monitor.
  • $20 fee for each vehicle carrying up to three TVs and/or computer monitors.
  • Maximum of three TVs and/or computer monitors per vehicle.
  • Open to Thornton and Adams County residents.

Paint Collection Event
Saturday, June 23, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Parking Lot H (west side of complex)
6000 Victory Way, Commerce City
Register here for a time here

  • FREE drop off for all paint products, including house paint and primers (latex or oil-based), stains, deck and concrete sealers, clear finishes (varnishes, shellac, etc.)
  • Cannot accept leaking, unlabeled, or empty containers; aerosol spray paints; drums or containers larger than five gallons; hazardous waste and chemicals (paint thinner, solvents, motor oil, spackle, glue, adhesive, roofing tar, pesticides, cleaning chemicals)
  • Hosted by PaintCare
Electronic Recycling
Saturday, June 16, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Riverdale Regional Park
9755 Henderson Rd., Brighton
Register here
  • $10 fee per vehicle for all electronics, including up to one TV or computer monitor.
  • $20 fee for each vehicle carrying up to three TVs and/or computer monitors.
  • Maximum of three TVs and/or computer monitors per vehicle.
  • Open to Thornton and Adams County residents.

Recycling Drop-Off Locations

Location Contact Accepted Items Hours
Northglenn City Hall
11701 Community Center Dr.
Northglenn, CO 80233
bsherrill@northglenn.org Household recycling 24/7
North West Open Space
W. 112th Ave. and Ranch Dr.
Northglenn, CO 80234
bsherrill@northglenn.org Household recycling 24/7
Brighton City Hall
500 S. 4th Ave.
Brighton, CO 80601
  Household recycling 24/7
SustainAbility
6240 W. 54th Ave.
Brighton, CO 80601
303.425.9226 Household recycling, small electronics, furniture, and more  
Arvada Recycling
9630 Ralston Rd.
Arvada, CO 80004
303.900.3461 Household recycling, appliances.
Will pay for non-ferrous metals.
M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Waste Management
7780 E. 96th Ave.
Henderson, CO 80640
  Household recycling M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Waste Management
3600 E. 48th Ave.
Denver, CO 80216
  Household recycling 24/7
Waste Management
5395 Franklin St.
Denver, CO 80216
  Household recycling 24/7
Westminster Fire Station No. 1
3948 W. 73rd Ave.
Westminster, CO 80030
303.658.2183 Household recycling 24/7
Westminster Municipal Service Center
6575 W. 88th Ave.
Westminster, CO 80031
303.658.2183 Household recycling 24/7
Westminster Municipal Court
3030 Turnpike Dr.
Westminster, CO 80030
303.658.2183 Household recycling 24/7
Westminster West View Recreation Center
10747 W. 108th Ave.
Westminster, CO 80021
303.658.2183 Household recycling 24/7
Thornton Municipal Service Center
8651 Colorado Blvd.
Thornton, CO 80229
720.977.6200 Household recycling 24/7
Margaret W. Carpenter Recreation Center
11510 Colorado Blvd.
Thornton, CO 80233
720.977.6200 Household recycling 24/7
Thornton Fire Station #4
1400 E. 128th Ave.
Thornton, CO 80241
720.977.6200 Household recycling 24/7
Thornton Fire Station #5
14051 Colorado Blvd.
Thornton, Co 80602
720.977.6200 Household recycling 24/7
Aurora Drop-Off
13646 E. Ellsworth Ave.
Aurora, CO 80012
  Household recycling 24/7
Denver Arapahoe Disposal Site (DADS)
3500 S. Gun Club Rd.
Aurora, CO 80018
  Household recycling M-F 6 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Sat 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Alpine Waste/East Regional Landfill
8201 Schumaker Rd.
Bennett, CO 80102
303.744.9881 Household recycling M-F 7 a.m.-4 p.m.