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Nov 30, 2018

Denver Now One of the Leading Cities in the U.S. to Recycle Paper Cups

Roughly 600,000 tons of paper beverage cups are used each year in the United States, and far too much of this valuable material ends up in landfills. Denver Public Works and members of Denver City Council have announced that Denver is now one of the leading cities in the country to add paper cups to its recycling program, thanks to a partnership with the Foodservice Packaging Institute and Alpine Waste & Recycling. As a result, all Denver households with a purple cart can now include coffee and soda paper cups on their recycling list!

Nov 15, 2018

Celebrate America Recycles Day by Committing to Reduce Your Waste This Holiday Season!

It’s the most “wasteful” time of the year! It’s estimated the average household generates 25% more waste between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. With the upcoming holiday season, America Recycles Day on November 15 is the perfect day for people to start thinking about reducing their waste by taking advantage of Denver’s seasonal recycling and composting programs.

Oct 25, 2018

Denver Launches New On-Demand Shuttle Service

Mayor Michael B. Hancock, members of Denver City Council and leaders from Denver’s transportation and business communities came together to launch a new on-demand shuttle service that will provide a convenient new option for people commuting in and around the Cherry Creek, Capitol Hill and Civic Center neighborhoods. The six-month pilot service, offering free rides, will give retail, hospitality and service workers, as well as neighborhood residents, more ways to get around central Denver, especially during the forthcoming holiday shopping season.

Oct 4, 2018

Denver Kicks Off Snow Season

"Winter is coming” and Denver Public Works would like to help people prepare for snow before the flakes start falling! Starting this snow season, people will be able to see a snapshot of how Denver’s plow crews are working to keep commuters moving safely on the city’s main streets and residential streets through Denver’s new Plow Tracker.

Oct 2, 2018

Denver Launches Vision Zero Community Program

The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) and Denver Public Works announced the launch of the Vision Zero Community Program, the next step in the five-year Denver Vision Zero Action Plan started in 2015 to set the City and County of Denver on a well-defined path toward achieving zero traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030.

Sep 28, 2018

Denver's LeafDrop 2018 Begins October 1

The leaves changing colors are a pretty sight, but when they fall, make sure they don’t end up in the trash! Give those leaves a second life through Denver’s LeafDrop program, which will turn those fallen leaves into compost. Starting Monday, October 1, three free weekday drop-off sites will be open to Denver residents through Friday, December 7. The leaves collected through this program will be turned into a high-quality compost, which will be made available for residents to purchase in May.

Aug 20, 2018

Denver to Introduce City’s First Neighborhood Traffic Circles in West Highland

Denver Public Works will install the city’s first neighborhood traffic circles at three locations on West 35th Avenue in West Highland. They will be placed at the intersections of Newton, Julian, and Raleigh. Denver Public Works will evaluate and monitor this new traffic calming treatment to see how it can help prioritize safe bike travel in this residential area.

Aug 10, 2018

Have a Parking "Playbook" this Football Season!

. As excitement builds for the upcoming football season, Denver Public Works is reminding fans to pay attention to posted parking restrictions around the Broncos Stadium at Mile High and surrounding neighborhoods.

Jan 25, 2018

Brighton Blvd. to Close Between 44th St. and I-70 for Storm Sewer Improvements

The closure is expected to be in place until May 2018. Please note, I-70 ramps will remain open while work is underway.

Jan 02, 2018

Recycle Christmas Trees through Denver’s Treecycle Program 2018

Trees will be collected over two extended weekends in January 2018. People who participate in Treecycle are helping support the City’s goal of increasing its recycling rate to 34% or greater, as outlined in Mayor Hancock’s 2020 Sustainability Goals.