Community Beautification Projects

You can get outdoors, get a little dirty, and get that feeling of a job well done.

There are plenty of opportunities to help keep Denver beautiful.  Join a cleanup or plan your own! This is a great way for groups and individuals to make a difference on an occasional or one time basis.   To find out about planned projects already in the works, contact Keep Denver Beautiful, 720-913-1311 or  Allow 2 - 3 weeks when planning your own project.

Keep Denver Beautiful provides safety information and cleanup supplies and can arrange to remove the collected trash following the cleanup.  Minimum age is 5 or 6 with adult supervision, 16 without. Volunteers should plan on 2 to 4 hours per event.

Keep Denver Beautiful provides the following support for your community cleanups.

  • Loaner tools (rakes, brooms and shovels)
  • Loaner supplies (safety vests and gloves)
  • Trash bags
  • Trash bag pickup following your cleanup
  • Safety information
  • Project guidelines

Educational Value: Cleanups offer participants the chance to explore details of the urban environment that often go unnoticed.

Please Note: Tools, supplies and trash pickups may not be available for all cleanups.  In addition to the above, we can often help with developing flyers and other outreach support.


The Great Denver Cleanup


It only happens ONE DAY a year. Plan your household, neighborhood and block cleanups......take advantage of FREE Drop Sites.  Collection trucks will be set up around the city of Denver for residents and neighborhood groups to bring discarded household items, yard waste,  re-usable and recycled items.  

Click here for suggestions to help make this your best cleanup ever!   

  • Separated yard waste will be composted
  • Clean out your house - furniture, appliances (no freon), mattresses & toys  
  • Make room in the garage - bicycles, scrap metal and carpet will be accepted 
  • NO Televisions, tree stumps, household hazardous waste, auto parts including tires or building material  

It's the ultimate Spring Cleaning opportunity!  Keep Denver Beautiful sponsors the 2015 Great Denver Cleanup, Saturday, May 9, 2015,   9am to 2pm for ALL Denver residents (bring proof of Denver residency).

Click here for helpful frequently asked questions.

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For more information call 3-1-1

Sponsored by Keep Denver Beautiful and Solid Waste Management.


Project Registration

If you would like to plan a cleanup complete a project registration form (allow 2 weeks), we can provide materials and tools. 
Cleanup & Beautification Project Registration & Report


Contact Us

Solid Waste Management

Wastewater Management Building
2000 W. 3rd Ave.,  3rd Floor 
Denver, CO 80223
phone: 303-446-3557  
fax: 303-446-3527

Denver 311 Help Center

Call 3-1-1
Outside Denver Call (720) 913-1311
Emergencies: 911
TTY Service: 720-913-8479

Acid Bombs & Your Safety

VOLUNTEERS take precaution when doing cleanups! 

BOTTLE BOMBS (aka “acid” bombs) have been in the local news recently.  Only a few of these devices are reportedly found each year, and it is unlikely that you will find one.  However, we want to provide the following tips to help keep you and others safe during cleanups.