Recycle icon Visit the Broomfield Recycling Center

The Broomfield Recycling Center at 225 Commerce St. is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for Broomfield residents ONLY (no business recycling or non-residents, please) to recycle high-grade office paper, newspapers, cardboard, and mixed recyclables. See all the details or call 303-438-6329 for more information.

Paper Shredding Program

There are two events held each year, one in the spring and one in the fall. Broomfield residents can bring confidential tax, medical, bank, and other forms for safe and secure destruction. Limit of three boxes (banker's or copy paper boxes weighing no more than 35 lbs. per box) per resident. Shred-It will also take up to three 32-gallon trash bags of already shredded paper. 

Trash Collection / Residential Recycling

The City and County of Broomfield does not provide trash collection service. Trash removal is contracted on an individual basis* with private solid waste companies. Nearly all of the trash haulers licensed to operate in Broomfield offer curbside recycling. Services, prices, and pickup days vary depending on the hauler you choose. Individuals may select a hauler from the list of the Licensed Trash companies in Broomfield. For more information, contact Community Assistance at 303-438-6390.

*If you live within a homeowners' association-regulated area, contact your association or management company for more information on trash removal.

Stop Junk Mail and Phone Book Delivery!

To stop delivery of those unwanted phone books, visit the Yellow Page Association's website or call:
  • DEX: 877-243-8339
  • Yellow Book: 800-929-3556, select Option 3
  • Verizon 888-266-5765 or 800-888-8448

Junk Mail

According to the EPA, nearly four million TONS of junk mail ends up in U. S. landfills every year! There are ways to curtail those mailings:
  • Contact direct marketers: Manage the list of those that send you mailings at Direct Marketing Association.
  • Opt out of unsolicited catalogs or credit card solicitations. If you do business online, you usually have an option on the web page to opt out of receiving promotional materials. If you don't opt out, your information could end up on a direct-marketing list that sends junk mail through the postal service, not just electronically.
  • If you receive a piece of junk mail and it contains anything like "return service requested, forwarding service requested, address service requested" etc., you can write "refused, return to sender" on the unopened envelope, put it back in your mailbox, and the postal service will return it. The company should then take you off its list.

Cell Phone Recycling Program

The leading cell phone companies and retailers have partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the states to answer the call for easy cell phone recycling. Recycling just one million cell phones reduces greenhouse gas emissions equal to taking 1,368 cars off the road for a year. The partners in this year-long national campaign include AT&T, Best Buy, LG Electronics, Motorola, Nokia, Office Depot, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Sprint, Staples and T-Mobile. Contact your cell phone provider to know how and where to recycle your used cell phone.