Happy New Year! It is hard to believe it is 2018. A new year brings new policies and opportunities when it comes to waste and trash in the Denver community. We have compiled information that may be useful as you start to plan your 2018 clean-up goals.

Composting Available in All Denver Neighborhoods

If you are not already composting, now is the perfect time to start! Denver trash is now making the environment-friendly waste disposal available for everyone. If the idea of composting makes you nervous, Denver has made it easy by providing a bin where you can place compostable items such as yard debris, leftover or rotten food, and non-recyclable materials in and have it picked up weekly. Composting keeps the environment healthy by saving space in the landfill and reducing greenhouse emissions. Be sure to sign up today at DenverGov.org/GoGreen.

Increased Extra Trash Collection Services 

2018 will bring additional extra trash collection services to Denver residents. Check out the calendar here to see when the service will be in your area. Getting rid of extra trash is simple – place your extra items in the same area as your trash bin on your normal pickup day by 7 am. There is a maximum of 10 trash bags and 5 large items for each household on the extra trash days. For more information about the service check out this handy brochure!

Cherry Creek Recycling Drop-Off Area

If you are a Denver resident you now have access to a no-cost recycling drop-off in Cherry Creek. This is a great opportunity to get rid of your recyclable items in a green, environmentally friendly way that is free! At this time the drop-off location is ONLY for Denver residents. For more information and exact location, see map here.

Electronic Waste & Recycling  (E-Waste)

Electronics are prohibited in our dumpsters. But, the city of Denver has partnered with Metech Recycling and is offering an E-cycle Coupon. The E-cycle coupon will allow Denver residents to drop off their televisions, monitors and other electronic items at Metech Recycling’s facility at a significantly discounted rate. Denver residents may request an E-cycle coupon by completing the online form or by calling 311 (720-913-1311). To see a complete list of  prohibited materials and items that can’t go into our dumpster please visit: Roll-Off Dumpsters – Restricted Items and Materials

Denver - E-Waste Banned From Landfills

Source: http://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/trash-and-recycling/recycling/electronics-recycling.html 

Delayed Trash Pick Up Dates

See dates below for days in which your trash will be picked up one day later:

  • New Year’s Day (Monday, January 1)
  • Martin Luther King Day (Monday, January 15)
  • Presidents’ Day (Monday, February 19)
  • Cesar Chavez Day (Monday, March 26 (observed))
  • Memorial Day (Monday, May 28)
  • Independence Day (Wednesday, July 4)
  • Labor Day (Monday, September 3)
  • Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 22)
  • Christmas Day (Tuesday, December 25)

For More information please visit: http://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/trash-and-recycling.html