Below are some of our most frequently asked questions.
Trash and Recycling
Will my trash/recycling be collected on holidays?
Trash and Recycling services are not provide during City of Longmont holiday closures. Trash and recycling services will be provided the day after a holiday. During a holiday week, if your normal collection day falls ON or AFTER the holiday, your trash (and recycling if it's your week) will be collected one day later than your normal collection day. Please visit our Collection Schedule and Map webpage for a complete list of holidays or contact Trash and Recycling, 8 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
How do I report or dispose of a dead animal?
If you find a deceased domestic animal, please report it to Longmont Animal Control. In the case of large wildlife animals, please report the information to City staff for appropriate action by contacting Trash and Recycling. All other small wildlife animals may be disposed of with your normal trash. The easiest and safest way to do this is to put the carcass in a plastic bag, tie it and place it in the trash container.
My collection container is broken, who is responsible to repair it?
The City will repair or replace containers that incur damage through routine use at no cost to the customer. The City will assess container repair or replacement costs to the residential unit if the City finds that said replacements and/or repairs were caused by non-routine use including, but not limited to, abuse, misplacement, or neglect of containers. It will be the responsibility of the customer to notify the City when repair and/or replacement of trash or recycling containers is necessary. Please contact Trash and Recycling to schedule a repair.
How do I report that my trash or recycle container was not collected?
Does the City offer curbside leaf collection in the fall?
Yes! Each fall, the City offers residents free, one-time pick-up of leaves through its Fall Leaf Collection program. Residents can place bagged leaves curbside during their designated collection week and crews will remove them. Please visit our Fall Leaf Collection webpage or contact Trash and Recycling between 8 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday, for more information.
When and where do I place my containers for collection?
Any object which can penetrate the skin, such as needles, scalpels, broken glass and broken capillary tubes contaminated by human body fluids, shall be placed in a closing, leak proof, puncture resistant container to prevent exposure of the contents to the collection personnel or others.
Please take the proper measures to dispose of any needles or sharps in this manner, to prevent others from being hurt. Special containers are available at most pharmacies. Solid Waste suggests that bleach bottles, or liquid laundry containers be used as containers as the plastic is much thicker.
My collection container is dirty, who is responsible to clean it?
Residents are responsible for keeping their individual containers clean.
How do I dispose of my old mattress?
You can schedule a large item pick up by contacting Trash and Recycling between 8 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Special collection service is limited and restrictions apply to the materials and quantities accepted. Learn more and get all of the details on our Large Item Collection webpage.
How do I dispose of my old TV?
TV’s are prohibited from being disposed of in the landfill, which means you cannot put them in your curbside trash container. Find proper disposal options by visiting our Hard to Recycle Items webpage or contact Trash and Recycling between 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
How can I recycle my Christmas tree and other holiday trash?
During late December and into January, we offer several special services to help residents dispose of holiday trash, including recycling: Christmas trees, holiday wrapping paper, holiday lights, and styrofoam packing material. Please visit our Holiday Recycling webpage for more information and dates or contact Trash and Recycling between 8 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
Does the City offer curbside branch collection in the spring?
Yes! Each April, the City offers residents free, one-time pick-up of limbs and branches through its Spring Branch Collection program. Residents can place bundled branches curbside during their designated collection week and crews will remove them. Please visit our Spring Branch Collection webpage for all the details or contact Trash and Recycling between 8 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
What items are accepted at the Household Chemical Drop Day?
City of Longmont Trash and Recycling customers are offered four free landfill drop days each year. These days are scheduled in advance, and customers can take items to the Front Range Landfill located at 1830 Weld County Road 5 in Erie, Colorado. For more information and guidelines, visit our Free Landfill Days webpage or contact Trash and Recycling between 8 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
How can I dispose of hazardous household chemicals like paint or cleaners?
Longmont residents have a few options when disposing of hazardous household wastes, depending on the item(s). Learn more about year-round disposal centers and special collection events in Longmont on our Household Hazardous Waste Disposal web page. You can also contact Trash and Recycling for more information.
What are the hours of the Waste Diversion Center?
The City of Longmont's Waste Diversion Center is located at 140 Martin Street. The recycling bins are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week for drop off of typical recycling materials. The Center also accepts additional materials such as yard waste, tree limbs, motor oil, cooking oil, bulky metal, car batteries and household food waste compost. These additional drop-off services are only available during regular business hours, Monday through Saturday. Business hours vary based on season, so please check the Waste Diversion Center webpage to see current hours and information or contact Trash and Recycling.
How do I dispose of large or bulky items?
To dispose of items that do not fit in your curbside trash container, you can schedule a large item pick up by contacting Trash and Recycling between 8 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Special collection service is limited and restrictions apply to the materials and quantities accepted. Learn more and get all of the details on our Large Item Collection webpage.
Does Longmont have a landfill?
The City of Longmont contracts with Front Range Landfill (FRL) for waste disposal services. The FRL is located at 1830 Weld County Road 5, Erie, CO 80516. For more information about landfill hours, rates and items accepted, contact the Front Range Landfill. The City of Longmont sponsors four free landfill drop days for its Trash and Recycling customers. Learn more on our Free Landfill Days webpage or contact Trash and Recycling.
What is single-stream recycling... what can I put in my recycling container
Single Stream Recycling programs allow you to place all your recyclable items into one co-mingled container. The City of Longmont provides single stream recycling. Recycling is collected every other week on your trash collection day. Visit our Recycling webpage for a complete list of recycling guidelines or contact Trash and Recycling.
How often is recycling collected and what is my recycling day?
Curbside recycling collection occurs every other week. When it’s your week for recycling, it will be picked up on the SAME DAY as your regular trash collection. Visit our Collection Schedule and Map webpage to determine your recycling pick-up day or contact Trash and Recycling between 8 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
How often is trash collected and what is my collection day?