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May 6, 2019

Help Celebrate International Compost Awareness Week in Denver

Help Denver celebrate International Compost Awareness Week, May 5 – May 11, by discovering the benefits of composting! The process of composting (turning compostable materials into compost) and the resulting compost itself provide many benefits to the environment and to Denver.

Apr 11, 2019

Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale is May 4

Denver residents looking to start the garden and landscaping season off right won’t want to miss Denver Recycles annual Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale on Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 8 AM to 2 PM.

Apr 3, 2019

Denver Makes Bagged Compost Available at Ace Hardware Stores

Denver’s Own EcoGro™ Compost is made with material from Denver’s green carts. Closing the compost cycle just got easier in Denver! Denver Public Works is partnering with A1 Organics and Ace Hardware to help people put organic material collected through the Denver Composts program to a better use this spring, so their gardens can thrive.

Dec 20, 2017

Recycle Your Tree with Denver’s Treecycle Program

Recycle Your Tree After The Holidays

Dec 11, 2017

Apply Today to Become a Denver Master Composter

The Denver Master Composter Training Program offers Denver residents a unique opportunity to learn about composting and recycling topics, and to give back to the community by sharing this information with others.

Nov 17, 2017

Denver Expands Compost Program to Offer Service to Every Neighborhood

All neighborhoods citywide are now eligible for compost collection service.

Nov 12, 2017

Recycle Your Holiday Lights

Do you have broken, burned-out or impossibly tangled sets of holiday lights stored away with last year’s holiday decorations? Don’t throw them out – recycle them for free instead!

Sep 06, 2017

Denver Recycles’ NEW Waste Sorting Game is Here – Start Practicing Your Virtual Sorting Skills Today!

The Denver Recycles’ Waste Sorting Game allows Denver residents the opportunity to polish their waste sorting skills while also brushing up on recycling and composting knowledge in a fun new way.

Aug 01, 2017

Making Denver One of the Greatest Recycling Cities in the U.S.

The Recycling Partnership Launches Material Recovery Pilot Program

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Solid Waste Management is a section of Denver Public Works Operations Division. Solid Waste Management is responsible for providing weekly trash collection services, residential recycling and large item collection services. In addition to waste management services, Solid Waste Management is also responsible for providing graffiti abatement services for both public and private property as part of the Denver Partners Against Graffiti program, and is home to Keep Denver Beautiful, a Keep America Beautiful affiliate program.