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Things You Might Not Know About Denver Solid Waste Management

In Denver, trash, recycling, and compost collection are provided to single family homes by Denver Public Works’ Solid Waste Management Division. Most Denver residents are aware of the cart-based services available to them, but they are often not aware of some of the other great services and resources provided included hazardous waste collection, Keep Denver Beautiful program, electronics and appliance recycling, and others.

  1. Household Hazardous Waste Collection. Make your home a healthy home by disposing of harmful materials in the safe and responsible way. Sign up for a Household Hazardous Waste collection appointment online. Note that some restrictions apply, and there is a $15 copay for this program.
  2. Keep Denver Beautiful Program. Keeping Denver beautiful is a community effort, and Denver Solid Waste Management can help the community by supplying resources for one-time or ongoing beautification projects, as well as hosting annual City and County of Denver cleanup events.  
  3. FREE Appliance Recycling Collection. Bulky metal appliances are clumsy and heavy to move. Save yourself time and effort by scheduling an appointment to have your household appliances picked up for free. Appointments can be made online or over the phone.  
  4. Discounted Electronics Recycling Coupons. Request an “E-Cycle” coupon to receive a discount when you drop off your electronics at Denver’s contracted electronics recycler. Remember, electronics are banned from landfill disposal in Colorado, and not collected by Denver Solid Waste Management crews.
  5. Online Resources.  Keep track of upcoming collections with collection calendars, phone/email reminders, and the Denver Trash and Recycling app. The Recycling Directory will point you in the right direction with where to recycle tricky items, and the Denver Recycles Waste Sorting Game will help you hone your virtual sorting skills so that you can perfect your sorting skills at home.
  6. Denver Partners Against Graffiti and Brush-Off. There are many ways to help keep Denver graffiti free. Report graffiti, place requests to have graffiti removed, request supplies to remove graffiti yourself, or volunteer at the annual Brush-Off event held on September 15, 2018.

From appliance collection appointments to graffiti removal, Denver Solid Waste has you covered for more than just the basics of trash, recycling and compost collection. For additional information about services offered by Denver Solid Waste Management, visit or call 311 (720-913-1311).