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Where is the closest landfill and how much does it cost?

There are two privately owned landfills in the North Metro area. Please contact these companies directly for pricing information; they are not associated with Thornton's trash/recycling program. 

  • The Republic Services Tower Landfill is located at 88th Avenue and Tower Road in Commerce City and their phone number is 303-371-5115, option 0.
  • The Front Range Landfill is located at 1830 Weld County Road 5 in Erie. Their phone number is 303-673-9431.

On specified dates, Thornton residents may take non-hazardous debris to the Republic Services Tower Landfill (7 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and the gate fee will be waived. No trailer loads. All loads must be covered. Trailer and commercial loads are subject to applicable fees. Proof of residency is required and limitations apply. Freon-charged units (refrigerators, A/C units, freezers) and electronics such as televisions and computer monitors will not be accepted. Mattresses and box springs are subject to an additional fee. To see all upcoming events, please visit: https://www.thorntonco.gov/government/infrastructure/trash-recycling/Pages/programs.aspx.

Updated 10/28/2021 3:05 PM
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