Spring Cleanup 2018


Broomfield is growing, and so is the Spring Cleanup Program! 
The popular program provided at no charge by the City and County gives residents an opportunity to dispose of large, non-hazardous items that trash haulers do not normally pick up.

In 2018, the city/county will be divided into four areas rather than three that will be serviced on four consecutive Saturdays in the April/May timeframe. 

Check back on this page after March 30, 2018 for more information, and watch the Broomfield Enterprise and other media for exact dates and service area maps. 

 Watch 2014 Broomfield Spring Clean Up Video

Materials Accepted for Recycling and Disposal



Please note: NO ELECTRONIC WASTE WILL BE PICKED UP ACCORDING TO STATE LAW. E-Waste must be brought to a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection site. View a list of items accepted at the HHW collection event.

Reusable Items: To reduce the amount of waste going to a landfill, the Broomfield Rotary Club and ARC Thrift Store will provide FRONT PORCH pick-up of clothes and reusable items on the same day as the waste pick-up. 

Waste Items Accepted:


  • Scrap lumber, scrap metal, carpet, wood doors, glass doors, cabinets, drywall, fencing materials
  • Appliances such as washers, dryers, ranges, dishwashers, microwave ovens, hot water heaters
  • Furniture, bed frames, box springs, mattresses          
  • Bicycles, swing sets, kiddie swimming and wading pools, lawn furniture, railroad ties, large tree stumps over 12" in diameter
  • Barbeque grills may be included if the propane tank has been removed.
  • Lawnmowers, combustible engines, and transmissions may be included if all liquids have been drained and if they have been disassembled into parts weighing less than 100 pounds each.
  • Other miscellaneous, non-hazardous large "junk" items

These Items will NOT be picked up. (This list is NOT all inclusive.)

  • Small items that can be picked up by contracted trash haulers
  • Any single item that cannot be lifted by two people
  • Electronic waste of any kind
  • Liquid of any kind
  • Any appliance with a Freon unit, such as refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners
  • Car bodies, car batteries, antifreeze, motor oil, or tires
  • Propane tanks from barbeques
  • Concrete, concrete pavers, bricks, soil or sod, grass clippings
  • Tree limbs or tree stumps less than 12" in diameter, shrubs (Tree limbs less than 12" in diameter may be disposed of year round at the Tree Limb Drop-off at 225 Commerce St. on Wednesdays, 1 - 5 p.m., or on Saturdays, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
  • Sealed containers or drums, any items listed as a hazardous material, any corrosives, pesticides, herbicides, paint
  • Radioactive waste
  • Pharmaceutical waste
  • Business, commercial, industrial, or agricultural waste
  • Household trash

Not sure what to do with the items not accepted? Refer to the table below or print this handy reference sheet  (PDF) regarding how to dispose of those items.

These items should be taken to a landfill:
  • Tires
  • Soil
  • Sod
  • Concrete
  • Brick
  • Rock
  • Grass clippings
  • Garbage
These items are treated
as hazardous waste and must be disposed of correctly. View a comprehensive list of items to bring to a HHW Collection site.         
  • Electronic waste (also check with retailers for take-back programs)
  • Batteries (non-alkaline household and automotive)
  • Antifreeze
  • Herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers
  • Paint and paint thinners (check for retailers participating in the PaintCare program)
  • Combustible material or liquid (lighter fluid, solvents, etc.)
Other Items Requiring Special Handling and NOT Accepted:
  • Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners: Freon is hazardous and requires handling by a state-certified operator. Contact your power company, (Xcel Energy or United Power) or certified Freon removal company to properly remove your appliances.
  • Propane tanks can be recycled at no cost at MetroGas, 790 W 64th Ave. (between Pecos and Broadway). Call 303.428.3036.

For more information, contact Environmental Services at 303.438.6329 or email Public Works.