The Department of Public Works partners with various vendors to assist residents in disposing of unwanted household items, electronics, medication, building materials, metal-type items, and yard waste at core clean-up events twice a year. Other clean-up days may be added by other Town departments. Event details are subject to change.
At the 2021 fall clean-up event, the Town collected 178 loads of electronics, 119 loads of metal, 160 loads of shredding, 42 purchases of prescription take-back bags, and 612 loads of mixed material to the landfill. Check out 2020 waste diversion numbers on this page.
For more information about Clean-up Events, email or call 303-926-2872.
Composting Clean-up Events: Nov. 6 and Nov. 14 & Dec. 26- Jan 16
More details about the events will be shared soon!
- Free leaf and *NEW* pumpkin composting events on Nov. 6 and Nov. 14.
- Free tree composting will be held from Dec. 26 – Jan. 16.
Landfill Voucher Clean-Up Week
Residents may register for a free voucher to drop off acceptable items at the Front Range Landfill, at their convenience (and during operating hours) in the Spring and Fall. Click the 'Landfill' tab below for acceptable items and landfill details.
Metal, Electronics, Shredding, and Prescriptions Clean-Up Day
The Town hosts spring and fall Clean-up events from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. for drop-in recycling services at the Service Center (150 Bonnell Avenue). The events include the drop-off of materials for:
- Metal recycling
- Electronic recycling
- Prescription take-back bags
- Paper shredding
Events are held annually in the spring and fall. Check back in early 2022 for Spring Clean-up details.
The landfill is located at 1830 Weld County Road 5, hours of operation are 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday and 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays (closed on Holidays). Visit the Front Range Landfill website for rates on disposal.
- Accepted Items at Front Range Landfill
- Truck with a trailer attached is considered TWO loads and will be charged accordingly.
- Loads must be covered.
- Loads must be level with bed of the truck or trailer.
- Construction materials such as roofing shingles, concrete, and framing materials could be subject to charges.
- Hazardous materials such as refrigerators, car batteries, tires, electronics and paint are not accepted. See tab to the left for Hazardous Waste options.
- All participants must use a safety vest at the landfill when outside of their vehicle.
- Appliances are not accepted.
A free voucher for Landfill drop-off is available in the spring and fall.
Electronic disposal may be available at the Spring Clean-up Event. Check back in early 2022 for details! And, in the meantime, see the year-round information, below.
During Clean-up Events, the Town's partner, 3R Technology Solutions, will accept: Adding Machines, All-in-One PCs, Cameras, CD Players, Cell Phones, Copiers, CRT Monitors, Desktop Phones, DVD – VCRs, DVRs, Fax Machines, Flat-Panel Monitors, Game Consoles, Gaming, Systems, Hard Drives, Hubs, Keyboards, Laptops, Mice, Modems, MP3 Players, Network Switches, Optical Drives, PCs, Phone Systems, Printers, Remote Controls Routers, Servers, Software – Games, Stereos – Speakers, Surge Protectors, Toner, Two-way Radios, Typewriters.
Year-round Electronic Disposal
Outside of the Town-sponsored clean-up events, please visit the State's website which lists locations to drop off electronic items: CDPHE E-Waste Disposal.
Metal disposal may be available at the Spring Clean-up Event. Check back in early 2022 for details! And, in the meantime, see the Year-round information, below.
- AC units
- Hot Water Heaters
- Small Appliances
- Lawn Mowers / Bikes
- Vacuum Cleaners
- Misc Computer Parts
- Car Parts
- Vehicle Batteries
- Engine Blocks
- Screen Doors
- Window Frames
Year-round Metal-type Disposal
The Front Range Landfill does not accept most metal-type items for disposal. There are a variety of metal recycling services searchable on the web and the Town of Erie offers metal disposal during spring and fall cleanup events.
TakeAway Medication Recovery System partners with the Town to offer residents materials to mail unused and unwanted household medications. This service may be available at the Spring Clean-up Event. Check back in early 2022 for details! And, in the meantime, see the Year-round information, below.
Year-round Medication Takeback
Envelopes are available for purchase at the Police Station during normal business hours. View more information about the Town's Medication Take Back Program.
Local law enforcement agencies also regularly hold Drug Takeback Day events at various times throughout the year. Watch your local news source for upcoming events.
The Town partners with Shred-It during clean-up events to provide document shredding services of outdated files or confidential paperwork free of charge (two boxes per household). This service may be available at the Spring Clean-up Event. Check back in early 2022 for details! And, in the meantime, see the Year-round information, below.
Year-round Document Shredding
Visit the Shred-It website to find events/services available to residents for document shredding. Or search the web for other companies that may offer similar services.
Year-round Household Donations
Please see the 'Donate Items for Reuse section of the Town's 'Responsible Waste Solutions' guide for information on donating household goods.
Year-round Hazardous Waste Disposal
The Town of Erie contracts with Boulder County and Weld County to provide residents a place to dispose of household hazardous waste.
Erie residents, regardless of which county they live in, can use Boulder County’s facilities. The Weld County facility may only be used by Erie residents on the Weld County side of town.
View more information and details about household hazardous waste disposal.