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.

The Great Denver Cleanup

It's the ultimate Spring Cleaning opportunity!  Keep Denver Beautiful sponsors the 2014 Great Denver Cleanup, Saturday, April 26, 9am to 2pm for Denver residents only (bring proof of Denver residency).

It only happens once a year. Plan your household, neighborhood and block cleanups......take advantage of 10 FREE drop sites.  Collection trucks will be set up around the city of Denver for residents and neighborhood groups to bring UNUSABLE HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, YARD WASTE, & REUSABLE AND RECYCLABLE ITEMS.

  • Reusable items will be collected by Goodwill Industries
  • Rigid plastics will be recycled by Waste Management of Colorado
  • Separated yard waste will be composted
  • Click here for a list of reusable items that will be collected by Habitat ReStore at North High School only.

To find the 10 Free drop site locations and an updated list of acceptable discards, reusable and or/recyclable items, click here! For more information call 3-1-1

Sponsored by Keep Denver Beautiful and Solid Waste Management.

Keep Denver Beautiful Essay & Poster contest


The 2014 Keep Denver Beautiful Essay & Poster contest 

Teachers - students grades 3-8 are welcomed to enter.  

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