NEXT RECYCLING EVENT: Sept. 16, 2023 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Public Works Department partners with various vendors to assist residents in disposing of unwanted household items, electronics, medication, building materials, metal items, and mattresses at core clean-up events twice a year. Event details are subject to change (paper shredding only offered during the fall event). See additional information by clicking the respective tabs below and click the map to view the layout for the event.
When: Saturday, Sept. 16 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
(hazardous waste collection only available only from 8 a.m.-12 p.m.)
Where: Leon A. Wurl Service Center, 150 Bonnell (Lambert) Avenue
Cost: The cost per material type varies by vendor. Please email for specific details.
** Please note that Household Hazardous Waste will only be accepted 8-12 pm
Free Landfill Drop-Off - Fall 2023
Residents can dispose one free load of unwanted items at the Front Range Landfill from Sept. 11-16, 2023. No voucher required, just proof of residency with either a government ID showing an Erie address or a utility bill at an Erie residence that matches the name on your government ID.
See additional information and hours by clicking on the Landfill tab further down on the page.
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 Landfill drop-off:
- Accepted Items at Front Range Landfill
- Truck with a full truck bed and full trailer attached is considered TWO loads and will be charged accordingly.
- Loads must be covered.
- Loads must be level with bed height 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 (TVs) and paint are not accepted. See tab to the left for Hazardous Waste options.
- All participants must wear a safety vest at the landfill when outside of their vehicle on landfill property. They are available for purchase on-site if needed.
- Appliances are not accepted.
Free events for Landfill drop-off are available in the spring and fall. Fall 2023 free drop-off dates are September 11th - September 16th, 2023.
Year-round Electronic Disposal
Year-round Hazardous Waste Disposal
The Town of Erie contracts with Boulder County and Weld County to provide all residents a place to dispose of household hazardous waste.
Hazardous household waste will also be accepted at the Town's spring & fall Clean-up Events but only 8-12 pm. See what items will be accepted.
View more information and details about household hazardous waste disposal.
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.
Resource Central will be available at the fall 2023 Clean-Up Event to collect household materials like DIY building materials, working/functional appliances, etc.
Disposal of mattresses and other bedding will be offered at the spring and fall Clean-up Events for small fees. See below for more details:
- Mattresses $30
- Box Springs $30
- Mattress Topper $20
- Metal Bed Frame $25
- Adjustable Hospital Bed $35
- Futon Mattress $25
- Pullout Sofa $60
- Misc. Bag of Bedding $10
- Bunkbed/Loftbed $50
Resident can pay for mattress disposal pickup year-round with A Bedder World Mattress Recycling.
**To support residents with mattress recycling, the Town of Erie will sponsor the first 20 mattresses at the fall Clean Up event.
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.
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.
- Refrigerators/freezers and AC units:
- $45 flat fee from EcoCycle regardless of freon
- Hot water heaters
- Small appliances
- Lawn mowers
- Also accepting bike tubes and bike tires.
- 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.
Year-round Document Shredding
- Is shredding available?
Shredding service is available during the fall clean-up event only from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. (or until the truck is full) at LAWS Service Center (150 Bonnell). A limit of two banker box sized loads per resident.
- Are TVs accepted?
TVs are accepted at the LAW Service Center (150 Bonnell Ave) from 8 am - 2 pm only. The disposal will cost a flat fee of $20 per TV, payable at the time of drop off directly to the vendor.
- Can I put my items on the curb for pick up?
No. Any items that will not fit in your regular waste bins should be dropped off at an appropriate location. All services offered during regular cleanup day events are offered either at the LAW Service Center (150 Bonnell Ave) or the Front Range Landfill.
- Is there a place to dispose of paint?
Paint can be taken to one of the household hazardous waste facilities throughout the year. Click for more information:
- What electronics are accepted at cleanup events?
During the Town's cleanup events, we partner with 3R Technology Solutions. They 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, UPS.