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Community Beautification Projects

You can get outdoors, get a little dirty, and get that feeling of a job well done.

Volunteer crew in orange shirts at cleanup site

There are plenty of opportunities to help keep Denver beautiful. Join a cleanup or plan your own! This is a great way for groups and individuals to make a difference on an occasional or one time basis. To find out about planned projects already in the works, contact Keep Denver Beautiful, 720-913-1311 or dpag@denvergov.org.  Allow 2 to 3 weeks when planning your own project.

Keep Denver Beautiful provides safety information and cleanup supplies and can arrange to remove the collected trash following the cleanup. Minimum age is 5 or 6 with adult supervision, 16 without. Volunteers should plan on 2 to 4 hours per event.

Keep Denver Beautiful provides the following support for your community cleanups.

  • Loaner tools (rakes, brooms and shovels)
  • Loaner supplies (safety vests and gloves)
  • Trash bags
  • Trash bag pickup following your cleanup
  • Safety information
  • Project guidelines

Educational Value: Cleanups offer participants the chance to explore details of the urban environment that often go unnoticed.

Please Note: Tools, supplies and trash pickups may not be available for all cleanups. In addition to the above, we can often help with developing flyers and other outreach support.

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!

Click here for a detailed information on how identify these devices and keep volunteers safe during cleanup activities.

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