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Special Waste Disposal

Use this reference to dispose of oversized, overweight, irregular or potentially dangerous items.

Businesses listed are not necessarily affiliated with the city. Fees and restrictions may apply. Please call the companies for specific details.

Download the Alternative Waste Disposal Guide

Where and How to Dispose of Unusual Items

Appliances
Special pick up, 303-450-4004

See Freon appliances for fridges, air conditioners, freezers and water coolers

Asphalt/Concrete

Automobiles
  • Cars for Charity, 303-470-5511 x8311
Automotive Batteries, Antifreeze, Motor Oil
The city will collect up to two automotive batteries per week on your regular trash pick-up day - just place them next to your trash cart.

The city will collect up to five gallons of used motor oil or antifreeze per week on your regular trash pick-up day. The chemicals must be placed in clear plastic, one-gallon containers with the resident's address clearly marked on the container. Used milk jugs work well for this purpose. Just set the containers next to your trash cart.

Batteries
  • Alkaline (non-rechargeable): Put in trash
  • Other: Metech, 720-377-7700 or City of Northglenn, 303-450-4004
Bricks, Rocks
Roll-off rental, 303-450-4004
Free landfill day
Building Materials
Habitat for Humanity, 303-421-1908, or www.habitatoutlet.org
Construction and Remodeling Debris
Dead Animals
Contact Animal Control at 303.450.8886.
Diesel Fuel
Mesa Oil, 303-426-4777
Dirt
Electronics
Best Buy, I-25 & 104th Avenue, 303-252-8677
Metech, 720-377-7700

Electronics recycling Web page

Fire Extinguishers
Empire Fire & Safety, 10475 Irma Drive, 303-451-0975
Freon Appliances (Fridge, AC, Freezers, Water Coolers)
  • Complete Recycling, 720-219-9604. Will pick up for a fee.
  • Xcel rebate, 1-866-552-8755 (unit must be working)
  • ARCA, 303-217-7988, 5750 E. 58th Ave., Commerce City. No charge to drop off.
Household Chemicals
Veolia, www.hhwdisposal.com/colorado, 303.526.8155, 9131 E. 96th Ave., Henderson. Call for costs and to schedule an appointment.
Medication
Kaiser Permanente, 11245 Huron St.

Walgreens, 4001 E. 120th Ave., Thornton


Light Bulbs
Drop them off at most local hardware stores.
Live Ammunition
Northglenn Police, 303-450-8897
Packing Materials
UPS Store, Mission Trace Shopping Center, 120th Ave. and Colorado Blvd., Thornton, 303-457-4877
Paint
Sherwin WIlliams, 11455 Washington St., 303.252.9944. No charge to drop off up to five gallons of paint/varnish/stains during regular business hours. Go to www.paintcare.org for other local businesses that accept old or unused paint for recycling.
Pallets
Organics Supply, 303.659.6003
Paper Shredding
DataSafe of Colorado, 1001 W. 124th Ave., 303.255.6553, www.datasafeofcolorado.com
Sod
Sod may be placed into your trash cart; however, carts can only handle 168 to 335 pounds of waste, depending on the size of the cart. If you need to dispose of more sod than that, please call for a roll-off rental.
Vegetable Oil
Jerry & Son, 303-429-6423,1321 W. 71st Place, Denver
Yard Waste
Miscellaneous Info
  • Tower Road Landfill, 88th Avenue and Tower Road, 303-371-5115
  • Curbside Household Chemical Recycling, 1-800-449-7587 or www.curbsideinc.com.
Contact

Sanitation Division
303.450.4004

Hours
Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.