The City and County of Denver collects over 256,000 tons of trash at Denver homes each year. That's an average of 1.6 tons per household a year. Denver uses an integrated collection strategy to recycle or dispose of waste in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Each week Solid Waste Management crews make their rounds, collecting trash and recycling from curbsides and alleyways. At other scheduled times Solid Waste collects large items such as unwanted appliances and furniture as well as household chemicals.
Below is a list of private facilities in the metro-Denver area in which the general public may dispose of household trash and large items (furniture, mattresses, etc.) for a fee. The list below is trash drop off sites only. Recycling drop off sites can be found on our online Recycling Directory. Call ahead to check hours and fees.
Waste Management, Inc. - D&R Transfer Station
6091 Brighton Blvd.
Commerce City, CO
(303) 288-5115, Hours: Mon.–Fri. 5 AM – 6 PM, Sat. 5 AM – 2 PM
All Recycling North Transfer Station
5350 Washington St.
(303) 293-3333, Hours: Mon.-Fri 5 AM – 5 PM, Sat. 7 AM – 3 PM
Allied Waste Tower Road Landfill
8480 Tower Rd.
Commerce City, CO
(303) 459-8740, Hours: Mon.-Fri. open 24 hours, Sat. closes at 3 PM
Waste Management, Inc. - South Metro Transfer Station
2400 W. Union Ave.
(303) 797-9085, Hours: Mon.–Fri. 5 AM – 6 PM, Sat. 5 AM – 2 PM
Waste Connections of Colorado - Jordan Road Transfer Station
7120 S. Jordan Rd.
(303) 766-9219, Hours: Mon-Fri. 7 AM - 5 PM, Sat. 7 AM - Noon
Waste Management, Inc. - Denver Arapahoe Disposal Site (DADS) - Landfill
3500 S. Gun Club Rd.
(303) 690-4303, Hours: Mon.-Fri. 6 AM to 7:30 PM, Sat. 7 AM – 5 PM
The private companies listed below provide hauling service within the City & County of Denver and have registered with Solid Waste Management. Hauling/disposal fees are determined by the individual company. Please call 303-446-3466 to obtain registration info and form.
Follow these guidelines when setting out branches and yard waste:
Trash Cart and Manual Service Customers
Dumpster Service Customers
|What do I do when my trash/recycling collection is on the same day as my scheduled street sweeping?
When your trash and/or recycling collection day and street sweeping day are both scheduled for the same day you have three options for setting out your containers.
Properly and responsibly recycling electronic equipment is very important. Electronics contain a variety of harmful and in some cases even toxic substances, that when discarded, can pose risks to our health and the environment. As of July 1, 2013, in accordance with Colorado’s Electronic Recycling Jobs Act (SB 12-133, 4/20/12) which bans the disposal of electronic waste in Colorado landfills, the City can no longer accept electronic devices in the trash.
Keeping carts out of the alley and off the streets will: