The Department of Public Works partners with various vendors to assist residents dispose 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 events may be added by other Town departments. Event details are subject to change.
At the 2022 spring clean-up event, the Town collected 162 loads of electronics, 124 loads of metal, gave away 11 prescription take-back bags, and issued 1,397 vouchers for a load of mixed material to the landfill.
Fall Clean-up Event - Residential Only (no business waste allowed)
Erie encourages a circular economy and reducing consumption, reusing materials, and recycling before an item is deemed waste and landfilled. On September 10 between 8am-2pm, you can recycle and properly dispose of the materials below instead of landfilling. Please bring them to the Leon A. Wurl Service Center located at 150 Bonnell Ave. If needed, the landfill drop-off will be open throughout the week of September 10-17, 2022, no voucher is needed. You will need to bring a Town of Erie water bill and your a form of ID. Landfill drop offs are limited to one trip per household.
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.
Details for drop-off:
- 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.
- Safety vest must be worn while inside landfill property. They are available for purchase on-site if needed.
Free events for Landfill drop-off are available in the spring and fall. See above for dates and details.
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.
TVs are accepted for a flat fee of $20 per TV payable directly to the vendor at the time of drop off.
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 will be available at the Clean-up Events. If you want to dispose of items outside of our events, 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 will be available at the Clean-up Events on a first-come, first-served basis. Outside of our events, 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 is offered during the fall events only. Outside of this time, 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.