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Together - We're Keeping Denver Clean & Beautiful!

KeepOur 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.

Adopt a School poster - Students keeping their community litter and graffiti free


Adopt A School

It'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.


Keep Denver Beautiful Essay & Poster Contest 2016

Congratulations to the winners of this year's Keep Denver Beautiful Essay & Poster contest! Denver students in grades 3-8 were asked to write an essay or design a poster around the theme "Respect Your Community." Click the entries below to see the full size posters and essays!

See winning posters and essays from previous years »

Teachers: Get more information on how your school can participate! Contact Keep Denver Beautiful at 3-1-1.

Acid Bomb Information


bottle bombBOTTLE BOMBS (aka “acid” bombs) have been in the local news recently. Only a few of these devices are reportedly found each year, and it is unlikely that you will find one. However, we are providing tips to help keep you and others safe during cleanups. DO NOT TOUCH or PICK UP suspicious looking containers, they can explode upon contact!

smoking bottle bombIf you discover items meeting these – or other suspicious criteria (or when in doubt)
Call 3-1-1 or 720-913-1311


Programs of Denver’s Solid Waste Management

Contact Us

Solid Waste Management

Wastewater Management Building
2000 W. 3rd Ave., 3rd Floor 
Denver, CO 80223
Phone: 303-446-3557  
Fax: 303-446-3527

Denver 311 Help Center

Dial 3-1-1
Outside Denver Call 720-913-1311
Emergencies: 911
TTY Service: 720-913-8479