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The city provides curbside trash and recycling service to all single-family residences in Northglenn for a monthly fee of $16.  Businesses should contact a private provider.  Apartment complexes handle trash collection for their residents. 

Trash will be picked up as normal on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2023.

Getting Trash Carts
All single-family residences are required to use a trash cart purchased from the city. This ensures compatibility with the automated trash trucks and provides a 10-year warranty for cart damages. 

Two cart sizes are available:

  • 96-gallon at $60 will hold up to 300 pounds
  • 64-gallon at $58 will hold up to 224 pounds

You can have up to four trash/recycling carts at your residence:
  • Three trash carts and one recycling cart
  • Two trash carts and two recycling carts

If your cart needs replacement after the 10-year warranty ends, you will need to purchase a new cart from the city.


Recycling carts are provided free of charge. 



Trash is picked up weekly on your collection day.  Recycling is picked up every other week on your collection day. 

Trash and recycling are NOT picked up on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. 

If your trash day falls on one of these holidays, your trash will be picked up on the next day.

Find your trash collection day

Find your Recycle Collection Day

Rules and Regulations

Please have carts at the curb by 7 a.m. on trash day.  You can put them out as early as 5 p.m. the day before trash day.  Only trash contained within the cart can be picked up.


Carts must be placed with the rear wheels in the gutter.

Please allow access for the mechanical arm by placing carts:

  • 6 feet away from parked cars or other obstacles
  • 2 feet apart from each other

Store carts behind your home, in your carport or garage, or in the side yard next to an exterior wall of your home. Please do not leave them directly in front of your home facing a street or in your front yard, unless your housing type prohibits your ability to comply with the storage requirements.

Related Information

Sanitation Division

Monday - Friday
7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.