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Put Your Waste Sorting Skills to the Test

Is a greasy pizza box recyclable or not? Brush up on your recycling and composting knowledge in a fun, new way! Denver Recycles has launched an online game where players sort various materials into the correct bin (recycling, compost, trash, or backyard compost). Put your sorting skills to the test today. The Denver Recycles’ Waste Sorting Game allows Denver residents the opportunity to polish waste sorting skills and brush up on recycling and composting knowledge in a fun new way. The sorting game is great for people of all ages and all levels of recycling understanding.

For your waste sorting convenience, the game is accessible two different ways:

  • It's on the Denver Recycles’ website. The Denver Recycles website is your one-stop-shop for all information related to recycling, composting and trash services in Denver. You can practice your waste sorting skills and read up on Denver’s waste management services on the same site!
  • It's on the Denver Trash and Recycling app. Download the free Denver Trash and Recycling app from iTunes or the Google Play store and play the waste sorting game on the go! App customers can also access their individualized service calendars, receive collection reminders and search the Denver Recycles Recycling Directory – all within the app!

The Denver Recycles Waste Sorting Game includes four waste streams: a purple recycling cart, a green compost cart, a backyard compost bin, and a black trash cart. Game players make their way through five levels by correctly sorting various materials into the proper waste streams. If your home doesn’t have a backyard compost pile or doesn’t subscribe to the Denver Composts program, don’t worry! The game is still applicable because any materials accepted in a backyard compost system or our green cart program are also accepted at the FREE Cherry Creek Recycling Drop-off, which is open to all Denver residents.
Denver Public Schools are also encouraged to utilize the Denver Recycles Waste Sorting Game to help reinforce school sorting practices. Since Denver Recycles provides waste collection services to participating DPS facilities, the sorting rules for students are the same at school as they are at home!
For additional information about Denver Recycles’ programs and services, visit, or call 311 (720-913-1311).