Garbage & Recycling Services

Garbage & Recycling

Service provided by Waste Connections

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The Town of Johnstown has contracted with Waste Connections to provide garbage and recycling services to residents in Town. Garbage and recycling services are billed with your utility bill through the Town of Johnstown. 

For changes to service or questions related to service changes, please email utilitybilling@johnstownco.gov or contact Town Hall at 970-587-4664. 



Trash is picked up weekly between 7am - 6pm.

Johnstown Homes WEST of Colorado BLVD

Johnstown Homes EAST of Colorado Blvd


**On weeks with a ONE-DAY-DELAY because of the holiday, all pick up days are delayed. Monday will be Tuesday and Wednesday will be Thursday. For more info about Waste Connection holidays, please see the schedule linked from this page.**


Upcoming Recycling Dates

Mondays (Johnstown West of Colorado Boulevard)

February 5 & 19
March 4 & 18
April 1, 15 & 29
May 13 & 28
June 10 & 24
July 8 & 22
August 5 & 19
September 3, 16, & 30
October 14 & 28
November 11 & 25
December 9 & 23

Wednesdays (Johnstown East of Colorado Boulevard)

February 7 & 21
March 6 & 20
April 3 & 17
May 1, 15 & 30
June 12 & 26
July 10 & 24
August 7 & 21
September 5 & 18
October 2, 16 & 30
November 13 & 27
December 11 & 26

Recycling Guidelines


5 year fixed rates for Garbage and Recycling with Waste Connections

  • Large Garbage and Recycling Bundle : $14.50/month
    (both 96 gallon totes)
  • Small Garbage and Recycling Bundle$12.50/month
    (64 gallon trash tote and 96 gallon recycling tote)
  • Large Garbage Only$12.50/month
    (96 gallon trash tote)
  • Small Garbage Only$10.50/month
    (64 gallon trash tote)



Pick Up Guidelines

Make sure to follow the guidelines below to ensure your trash and recycling actually gets picked up on your pickup day. If these aren't followed, your trash won't be taken by Waste Connections. If you have any questions about these, be sure to contact Waste Connections at 303-288-2100.

  • Container must be curbside (please connect with Waste Connections regarding alley service) by 7 am on service day (Please do not block sidewalk.)
  • Please note the drivers can be out until it gets dark
  • Please leave at least 2 feet between containers
  • Do not park personal vehicles within 10 feet of containers on service day
  • Handles should be placed towards your house - Do not drill into, bolt or fasten anything to the cart
  • Call Customer Service to schedule large item pick ups i.e. furniture, carpet etc.(there may be additional charges) We will need at least 48 hours notice from your scheduled pick up day
  • Trash should not be higher than the lid of the container or be placed on top of the lid
  • Leaves and yard/grass clippings should be bagged and tied
  • Trash should be bagged and tied - Do not pack materials tightly into cart
  • Do not place the following items in the cart: 
  • Hazardous or prohibited waste or materials such as motor oil, tires, batteries, herbicides, pesticides or acids. Dead animals, dirt, sod, brick, concrete or rock, hot ashes, coals or flammable materials such as solvents, oil, gas or liquid paint 

Waste Connections EXTRA Services

Additional Services Offered by Waste Connections

Waste Connections offers extra services for residents (shown below). Residents need to call Waste Connections to set up these additional services. 

  • Extra 96 gallon garbage tote: $4.00/month
  • Bulk item pick-up: $15.00/item
  • Extra bags: call Waste Connections for more details

Landfills, Hazardous Waste, and Green Waste

North Household Hazardous Waste Facility 
1311 North 17th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80634 
Open every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday* 
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

South Household Hazardous Waste Facility  
5500 Highway 52 
Dacono, CO 80514
Open every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday* 
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

1311 North 17th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80634 
Open the second Tuesday and the fourth Saturday of each month 
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

*We are closed for all major holidays including the Saturday following or prior to the holiday if the holiday is on a Friday or Monday.

Business waste will be accepted by appointment only and will not be accepted on residential drop-off days (those days listed above).  Please call (970) 400-2217 for more information.

Other Facilities
Larimer County Landfill Information
Larimer County Green Waste Information
Greeley Organic Waste Service Information
North Weld Landfill Information 
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Information