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.

Neighborhood Cleanup Events

These events have been canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 situation.

Berkeley Neighborhood Cleanup - CANCELED
Saturday, May 16, 7 a.m. - noon
Carl Park Community Center, 5401 Meade St., Denver

Dahlia Neighborhood Cleanup - CANCELED
Saturday, June 13, 7 a.m. - noon
Dahlia Pit, 8080 Dahlia St., Commerce City

Strasburg Neighborhood Cleanup - CANCELED
Saturday, July 18, 7 a.m. - noon
Public Works Strasburg Shop, 2550 Strasburg Rd., Strasburg

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 Katie Keefe at kkeefe@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 take them to the Veolia Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center in Henderson, year-round by appointment. Some fees do apply. 

2020 Recycling Events

Electronic Recycling
Saturday, April 4, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thornton IMC
12450 Washington St., Thornton
  • This event has been canceled due to COVID-19.

Paint Drop-Off Event
Saturday, April 18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Thornton IMC
12450 Washington St., Thornton

  • This event has been canceled due to COVID-19.

Veolia Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Day
Wednesday, June 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Veolia Colorado Recycling Center
9131 E. 96th Ave., Henderson

Veolia Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Day
Saturday, June 20, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Veolia Colorado Recycling Center
9131 E. 96th Ave., Henderson
Electronic Waste Recycling Event
Saturday, Aug. 22, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thornton's Infrastructure Maintenance Center (IMC)
12450 Washington St.
Use the north entrance with access on 126th Ave.
east of Washington St.

Guidelines:  Adams County and the City of Thornton invite residents to bring their electronic waste (computers, laptops, tablets, cell phones, televisions, computer monitors, hard drives, DVD players, scanners, printers, radios, etc.) to Thornton's  Infrastructure Maintenance Center on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020 for a recycling event. Items will be recycled safely and responsibly to ensure a high level of data destruction for desktops, laptops, and other data containing equipment. There is a $15 per vehicle fee for items dropped off, including all electronics and one TV/CRT monitor. Vehicles with up to three TVs/CRT monitors will be charged $25. Cash and credit card will be accepted.

THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL RESIDENTS OF ADAMS COUNTY ONLY.  NOT ACCEPTED: TVs AND MONITORS WITH EXPOSED TUBES. ANYTHING THAT CONTAINS FREON OR OTHER CHEMICALS.

Adams County and the City of Thornton are pleased to partner with Techno Rescue for recycling services on this event.  For specific questions on certain electronics and data destruction, please call Techno Rescue directly at 303.482.2207.

Pre-register for the event online.

Download the event flyer for more information.

Veolia Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Days 
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 26, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Veolia Colorado Recycling Center
9131 E. 96th Ave., Henderson

Recycling Drop-Off Locations

Location Contact Accepted Items Hours
Happy Tails / Jaycee parking lot
10580 Irma 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.