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Together - We're Keeping Denver Clean & Beautiful!


Our mission is to enhance the visual appearance of Denver by addressing problems of graffiti and litter through volunteer projects and educational programs.

Keep Denver Beautiful focuses on supporting residents and businesses in maintaining an attractive safe urban environment. As a program of Solid Waste Management, we emphasize the elimination of trash, litter, junk and graffiti from our city’s neighborhoods and public right-of-ways. Keep Denver Beautiful coordinates the efforts of neighborhood residents, volunteer groups and Solid Waste Management. From major projects such as the Great American Cleanup to furnishing a few trash bags for your own informal alley cleanups, Keep Denver Beautiful strives to give the support you want. Explore Volunteer Opportunities for information on how you or your group can get involved.

Additionally, our sister program, Denver Partners Against Graffiti, provides graffiti abatement services for many public and private properties.

2017 Great Denver Cleanup event flyerGreat Denver Cleanup 2017

Saturday, May 20, 2017 , 9 AM – 2 PM

Denver Residents — plan your spring cleanup day now! From garage cleanouts to neighborhood cleanouts — get free disposal of large, bulky items, household waste, appliances, and a place to take your compostable yard waste and recyclable, reusable items.

See a list of sites, dropoff details, and other event information 

  • Download the event flyer (PDF) to share with your community! 
  • Register your community cleanup to request free trash bags (while supplies last; register by April 17)

Great Colfax Cleanup 2017

Two Days – Two Ways to Clean the "Longest Street in the USA"

Keep Denver Beautiful is hosting two cleanups on Colfax Avenue this year! Join us for an Earth Day Cleanup on April 22 or a cleanup on May 13 before the Colfax Marathon, to clean it before they run it!

Get details and register today 


image of adopt a school posterIt's a great time to start an Adopt-A-School (AASc) program at your campus! Keep Denver Beautiful gives students the opportunity to learn how easy it is to keep litter and graffiti vandalism out of their schools and communities.


Important Safety Information

image of a homemade bottle bombThe safety of our volunteers is our number one priority, so please be aware of the potential for "bottle bombs" or "acid bombs" located in parks or other locations you might be cleaning up. Only a few of these devices are reportedly found each year, and it is unlikely that you will find one.

DO NOT TOUCH OR PICK UP suspicious looking containers, they can explode upon contact!

Print and share this detailed information on how to identify these devices and keep volunteers safe during cleanup activities (PDF)

If you discover items meeting these or other suspicious criteria, or when in doubt, immediately call 311 (720-913-1311).



As an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, we support Denver’s neighborhoods in efforts to keep their communities free of trash and graffiti.

From joining one of our planned projects to creating your own, Keep Denver Beautiful can support your efforts.

To find out more about volunteering or getting supplies for your project, call 311 (720-913-1311) or contact Keep Denver Beautiful at 303-446-3557.

Project Registration

If you would like to plan a cleanup, we can provide materials and tools to help! Please complete and return a project registration form to request materials (allow 2 weeks)

Cleanup & Beautification Project Registration & Report