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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.

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.

Nov 1, 2018

Denver’s LeafDrop Program to Open Weekend Drop-Off Sites

Now that Halloween is over, it’s time to take that Jack-O’-Lantern off the porch! Give it a second life and take it to a Denver LeafDrop site, so it can be composted. Beginning this Saturday, six additional LeafDrop locations will open on the weekends through Sunday, November 18. Denver residents can drop-off raked leaves and now pumpkins, which will be turned into a high-quality compost for residents to purchase at a discounted price in May.

Aug 23, 2018

Free Residential Tire Collection Event September 22

Get rid of those tires cluttering your yard, your garage, and your neighborhood! Free residential tire collection at Denver Public Works Central Platte Facility.

Jun 11, 2018

Free One-Day Paint Recycling Event to be Held on Saturday, June 23, 2018

Paint Drop-Off Event for Households and Businesses

May 31, 2018

Help Keep Denver Beautiful by Recycling at the “Great Denver Cleanup” on June 9th

Free drop-off sites for recycling and disposing of various materials.



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About Denver Solid Waste Management


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.