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 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.

Programs of Denver’s Solid Waste Management:

  • Residential Trash Removal – Serving Denver residents living in single family homes and small residential complexes (7 residences or less)
  • Large Item Pickup – For residents. Crews collect items such as furniture and mattresses on a five-week rotation schedule.
  • Denver Partners Against Graffiti – Provides free graffiti abatement services to residents and businesses.
  • Denver Recycles – Leading the way on recycling, urban composting and the safe disposal of household hazardous materials.


Volunteer Opportunity

The 5th Annual Graffiti "Brush Off" & Litter Cleanup!

Was a GREAT success thanks to the nearly 200 volunteers that joined Keep Denver Beautiful in sprucing up East Colfax Avenue!

Volunteers of all ages volunteered their time to pick up hundreds of litter butts and other little litter along the East Colfax Avenue the "Gateway to the Rockies". Graffiti vandalism was painted out from numerous properties and hundreds of stickers were removed from signs and poles on East Colfax Avenue from Grant to Yosemite Streets.

The 5th Annual Graffiti "Brush Off" & litter Cleanup took place on SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014 - Keep Denver Beautiful thanks the individuals, groups & families that came out to support this annual event!

Many thanks to our co-sponsors: Ed Moore Florist - Entenmann's Bakery Outlet - Filanc Construction - GB Fish & Chips - Gold Star Sausage Company - Nuggs Ice cream - Pepsi Beverages Company - Tattered Cover Bookstore - The Garlic Knot Pizza - The Home Depot #1505 - Thump Coffee - Wax Trax Records - King Soopers

For information on how you can become a "Brush Off" partner and adopt a traffic sign/utility pole in your community, or where you can pick up supplies to remove graffiti from your property call 311.

Keep Denver Beautiful Essay & Poster contest

2014 Keep Denver Beautiful Essay & Poster contest is open to students in Denver, grades 3-8. Entries are accepted January through March.

Click below to view the 2014 winning posters

1st Place   2nd Place   3rd Place

Contact Us

Solid Waste Management
Wastewater Management Building
3rd Floor
2000 W. 3rd Ave.
Denver, CO 80223
phone: 303-446-3557 
fax: 303-446-3527

Denver 311 Help Center
Call 3-1-1
Outside Denver Call (720)913-1311
Emergencies: 911 
TTY Service: 720-913-8479