As Denver residents recycle and compost more of their waste, it’s a good time to start thinking about what trash cart size best fits your home. Solid Waste Management offers three different trash cart sizes: 35, 65, and 95-gallons.
For the fastest response to service-related issues, please call 311 (720-913-1311) and provide your name and exact home address.
Denver 311 Help Center: 3-1-1
Outside Denver: 720-913-1311
TTY Service: 720-913-8479
Residents are responsible for the removal and disposal of tree stumps and all branches over 4 inches in diameter and/or 4 feet in length. There are a number of licensed haulers that are available to residents to hire for removal of this material.
Branches can be dropped off for composting at the Cherry Creek Recycling Drop-off located at East Cherry Creek Dr. South & Quebec St.
Cherry Creek Recycling Drop-off Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM, Saturdays 9 AM to 3 PM
Property owners are responsible for cleanup of debris from trees on private property and from trees within the public right of way adjacent to their property.
Property owners are responsible for the pruning needs of private property trees and the pruning needs of trees within the public right-of-way adjacent to their property.
For dead animal removal in streets or alleys, please call 311 (720-913-1311) or visit Pocketgov.com
Enforcement of Rules and Regulations - every attempt shall be made by an authorized agency representative to contact the violator and seek resolution of the violation. Conflicts and disputes arising from the enforcement of the rules and regulations shall be resolved by the Manager or an authorized representative. Repeated or gross violations may result in the issuance of a notice of violation up to and including a court summons.
Solid Waste Management is an agency of the City & County of Denver's Public Works Department. The Public Works Manager's Rules & Regulations for Trash Collection services only authorized Solid Waste Management to provide services to residential homes of seven or fewer units and municipal facilities.
Denver Solid Waste Management collects large or bulky items, along with extra bagged trash, monthly. Please use the directions below and the calendar to ensure proper use of the program and to help keep your neighborhood clean.
For information on how to reduce your trash, check out our recycle and compost collection programs.
Only bundled branches will be collected. Visit our FREE Cherry Creek Recycling Drop-off where you can compost these branches.
Skip the bag and leave the grass clippings on your lawn. Learn more about GrassCycling.
Includes: sofas, couches, chairs, dressers, tables, and television stands
Instead of trashing your old furniture, here are some options to consider:
Mattresses can be recycled (for a fee) with Springback Colorado. Please visit their website to schedule a pick-up or find drop-off locations.
Limit of one per Extra Trash Collection (every 8 weeks).
Includes playhouses, kiddie pools, scooters, big wheels, etc.
Check out Denver Recycles’ online Recycling Directory for locations where you can donate and recycle bicycles and parts.
Carpets and rugs must be rolled into pieces no larger than 4 ft. in height or not greater than 50 pounds per piece.
Check out Denver Recycles’ online Recycling Directory for carpet recycling options.
Includes: treadmills, stationary bikes, etc.
Please tape a sign saying "take away bin" on any containers needing removal.
Includes: dirt, sod, rocks, tree stumps, and branches larger than 4 inches in diameter or 4 feet in length.
View our list of licensed haulers in Denver for transporting your excess trash.
Dumpster trash service customers are provided with dumpsters for the disposal of household trash only. Automated trucks are used to lift and empty the dumpster. DHA residents may use any dumpster located around the property.
Free Appliance Collection
Below is a list of private trash drop-off facilities in the metro-Denver area in which the general public may dispose of household trash and large items (furniture, mattresses, etc.) for a fee. Recycling drop-off sites can be found in the online Recycling Directory. Call ahead to check hours and fees.
South & Southwest Denver: