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Denver residents serviced by Solid Waste Management may schedule a FREE appliance collection by appointment. Appliance collections are done by the city's contractor (EcoProjex) to ensure that metals are recycled and Freon gases from refrigerated appliances are handled in an environmentally safe manner. To schedule an appliance collection appointment call 1-800-479-4159 or CLICK HERE schedule an appointment online.
Acceptable appliances include:
As of July 1, 2013, in accordance with Colorado’s Electronic Recycling Jobs Act (SB 12-133, 4/20/12) which bans the disposal of electronic waste in Colorado landfills, the City can no longer accept electronic devices in the trash.
Non-acceptable electronic devices set out for collection will have an orange sticker placed on them and left uncollected by service crews. It is the residents responsibility to remove the non-acceptable electronic material from set out and arrange proper recycling of the materials.
Denver Recycles offers resources like an E-cycle Coupon and special collection events to assist you with recycling your unwanted electronics. There are also free and low cost recycling options through local retailers and manufacturers. For more details on properly recycling your old electronics visit Electronics Recycling.
Please note that Denver Solid Waste Management only services residential homes of seven or fewer units that are located in the City and County of Denver. If you reside in a larger apartment or condominium property, please contact your landlord or HOA for collection information.
There are a number of reasons that your trash or recycling might have been missed.
REPORTING A MISSED COLLECTION: If your trash or recycling was for missed (and not for one of the above reasons), please call us at 311 (720-913-1311) to report the missed collection and/or find out if there was another reason for the missed collection
Residents are responsible for:
Containers or bags used for overflow trash must be no larger than 32 gallons in size and weigh no more than 50 pounds. Containers or bags exceeding 32 gallons or 50 pounds cannot be collected.
Be sure to set overflow trash at least 4 feet to the side of your trash barrel and any other obstacles.
Use heavy duty trash bags to prevent breakage and odors.
A maximum of 10 items per scheduled overflow collection day (includes combination of bundled branches and household trash).
Bundled branches can be set out as overflow. Branches must be tied and bundled in bundles less than 4 feet in length with no branch larger than 4 inches in diameter and easily handled by one person. Branch bundles count as part of your 10 items acceptable for collection during your scheduled overflow collection cycle (every 3 weeks).
Call 311 (720-913-1311), visit online at 311 Help Request or email DenverRecycles.
TTY Service: 720-913-8479
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