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On average, Denverites recycle only 63% of the recyclable waste generated by their household each year. Making small recycling changes can make a huge difference!

Find out how to better recycle your household items in Denver - download the Denver Recycles app today! The app includes collection day reminders, a searchable Denver Recycling guide, and a chance to test your recycling knowledge with our sorting game.

 

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Are you recycling items properly? Recycling rules are different in Denver. Learn more about how to properly recycle these commonly used items.

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306 pounds of recyclable materials are sent to the landfill by the average Denver household.


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Break down boxes to make room in your purple recycle cart.


 
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100% of glass bottles recycled in Denver become new glass locally.


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Plastic bags are the #1 Problem for recycling in Denver.


 
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Only 50% of aluminum cans in Denver get recycled.


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25% more waste is generated by the average household between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.


 
 
Cherry Creek Recycling Drop-Off

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The Cherry Creek Recycling Drop Off provides a convenient and NO-COST way for Denver residents to keep extra recyclables out of the landfill and to compost yard debris, food scraps, and non-recyclable paper.

The drop-off is open to Denver residents only. No commercial or landscaping company materials accepted at this site.

Find the drop-off located near the intersection of S. Quebec St. and E. Cherry Creek South Drive.
 

 
 
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Editors Note: The Denver Recycles’ Roundup is a periodic news column sponsored by Denver Recycles. It includes updates on seasonal and ongoing activities related to the city's recycling programs. Editors are invited to publish all or part of the column; however, we request that you run major edits by our staff to ensure the accuracy of information. Questions may be directed to Denver Recycles.