Apr. 8—After a year of quarantines, isolation and time spent at home, a spring cleanup may be needed more than normal.
The city and county of Broomfield's spring cleanup gives residents an opportunity to dispose of large, non-hazardous items that trash haulers don't normally pick up. This year's cleanup starts April 17 with pickups scheduled the following three Saturdays based on location.
The cleanup starts on April 17 in southwest Broomfield, considered "Area 1." On April 24, the trucks will head to southern Broomfield, and on May 1 they will head to central parts of the city and county. The remaining parts of Broomfield are scheduled for cleanup May 8. To view a complete map of the cleanup locations, visit https://broomfield.org/1457/Spring-Cleanup.
Residents are asked to have materials at the curb by 7 a.m. on pickup day. No scheduling is necessary.
Western Disposal will have a waste truck and a recycling truck for the pickup. ARC Thrift Store will also provide pick-up of clothes and reusable items on the same day, in an effort to reduce the amount of waste going to a landfill. Donation items should be placed in a visible location and labeled "ARC" the city and county's website states.
Waste items accepted
* Scrap metal, carpet, wood doors, glass doors, cabinets, drywall, fencing materials and scrap lumber (lightly stained or unpainted only)
* Non-Freon appliances such as washers, dryers, ranges, dishwashers, microwave ovens and hot water heaters
* Furniture, bed frames, box springs, mattresses
* Bicycles, swing sets, kiddie swimming pools, lawn furniture, railroad ties and tree stumps larger than 12 inches in diameter
* Barbeque grills may be included if the propane tank has been removed
* Lawnmowers, combustible engines and transmissions may be included if all liquids have been drained and if they have been disassembled into parts weighing less than 100 pounds each
* Other miscellaneous, non-hazardous large "junk" items
Items that will not be picked up
* Computers, TVs and tires
* Small items that can be picked up by contracted trash haulers
* Any single item that can't be lifted by two people
* Electronic waste of any kind
* Liquids of any kind
* Any appliance with a Freon unit, such as refrigerators, freezers or air conditioners
* Car bodies, car batteries, antifreeze or motor oil
* Propane tanks from barbeques
* Concrete, concrete pavers, bricks, soil, sod or grass clippings
* Tree branches or tree stumps less than 12 inches in diameter or shrubs
* Sealed containers or drums, any item listed as a hazardous material, any corrosives, pesticides, herbicides or paint
* Radioactive waste
* Pharmaceutical waste
* Business, commercial, industrial or agricultural waste
* Household trash
This list is not all-inclusive, the city and county's webpage notes.
Hazardous waste items that must be disposed of correctly
* Electronic waste
* Household and automotive batteries
* Herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers
* Paint and paint thinners
* Combustible materials or liquids
Residents can check the Boulder County Hazardous Material Management Facility brochure for more information at https://bit.ly/3fYr0OS.
The city and county's webpage notes Freon is hazardous and requires handling by a state-certified operator. Power companies or certified Freon removal companies can properly remove appliances.
For propane tank recycling information visit the Eco-Cycle CHaRM website, https://bit.ly/3wB1B3R.