The 2020 Solid Waste Master Plan Update will guide the City in creating an update vision and plan for sustainable materials management collection infrastructure, support, end-markets, and policy for the next ten years.
The 2010 plan, A Master Plan for Managing Solid Waste in the Mile High City, has provided the City with a vision — and options for implementation — for Denver’s future collection, transfer and disposal of solid waste, recyclables and organics. The Plan was developed as a roadmap to the City’s goal of a 30% reduction in total landfilled waste (as set prior to new, updated sustainability goals) and provided a framework in which to eventually exceed the 30% mark. The development of that roadmap including comparing Denver to other major cities from around the country and reviewing best practices, holding multiple outlets for stakeholder input including public surveys and meetings, and waste analyses and material analyses. The Plan has and continues to be an instrumental tool in aiding Public Works Solid Waste Management staff and City leaders in continuing to move the City towards more sustainable materials management programs and services.
The City's next ten-year Solid Waste Strategy Update will create an updated vision, with new goals and an updated roadmap for sustainable materials management in the City. This update will examine all waste streams in Denver including residential, business, and construction more comprehensively to guide the vision for our City that has changed dramatically during the past 10 years. The main components of work to develop the master plan update include the following:
2019 Q1 - 2020 Q2
2019 Q1 - Q4
2019 Q3 - 2020 Q1
2020 Q1 - Q3