Broomfield Recycling Guide
Many items that fill up our landfills can be recycled and reused. The Broomfield Recycling Guide offers information on local recycling options for materials that are not currently accepted in curbside recycling programs.
Other Recycling Resources
Paper Shredding Program
The spring event is scheduled for Saturday, April 27th. The event will be from 9am - 1pm at the Norman Smith Service Center, 3001 W. 124th Ave. Bring confidential tax, medical, and bank 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 shredded paper.
Residential Trash and 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. Some of the trash haulers licensed to operate in Broomfield offer curbside recycling. Services, prices, and pickup days vary depending on the hauler you choose.
*If you live within a homeowners' association-regulated area, contact your association or management company for more information on trash removal.
- How do I dispose of shredded paper?
Unfortunately, shredded paper typically will need to go into your household trash to be picked up by your trash hauler. The fibers have been cut too short for the paper to be a viable recyclable material. If deposited into one of the bins at the Recycling Center, the shredded paper will be taken to the processor where it will fall through their conveyor belts and become waste and could potentially jam the recycling equipment.
- How should I dispose of plastic bags?
Many retail stores offer bins for depositing plastic grocery bags, which are sent to be recycled. Any plastic bags left at the Broomfield Recycling Center premises are put in the trash to be landfilled. Leaving plastic bags at the site or tying bags to the railings of the platforms is considered illegal dumping.
- How can I dispose of Styrofoam?
Large blocks of Styrofoam, such as those used to package electronics, are NOT accepted by Broomfield's Recycling Center, but can be recycled. Please check online or in the phone directory for local Styrofoam recycling facilities.