Residents are responsible for the removal and disposal of tree stumps and all branches over 4 inches in diameter and/or 4 feet in length. There are a number of licensed haulers that are available to residents to hire for removal of this material.
Branches can be dropped off for composting at the Cherry Creek Recycling Drop-off located at East Cherry Creek Dr. South & Quebec St.
Cherry Creek Recycling Drop-off Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM, Saturdays 9 AM to 3 PM
For a quarterly fee of $29.25, the City and County of Denver will provide you with a green cart for organic materials (leaves, small branches, food scraps and non-recyclable paper) that is collected weekly. The organic material goes to a commercial facility where it gets turned into a high quality soil amendment known as compost. Sign up for Denver Composts today!
Property owners are responsible for cleanup of debris from trees on private property and from trees within the public right of way adjacent to their property.
Property owners are responsible for the pruning needs of private property trees and the pruning needs of trees within the public right-of-way adjacent to their property.
Denver Solid Waste Management collects extra trash bags and large items every four (4) weeks from your neighborhood. Please use the directions below and the calendar to ensure proper use of the program and to help keep your neighborhood clean.
Enforcement of Rules and Regulations - every attempt shall be made by an authorized agency representative to contact the violator and seek resolution of the violation. Conflicts and disputes arising from the enforcement of the rules and regulations shall be resolved by the Manager or an authorized representative. Repeated or gross violations may result in the issuance of a notice of violation up to and including a court summons.
If your service falls on or after a holiday, your collection will be delayed one day for the rest of that week.
For example, for a Monday holiday, collections will be on Tuesday, Tuesday's collection on Wednesday, etc., etc., with Friday's collections on Saturday for that week only.
2020 Holidays Observed:
2021 Holiday Schedule:
Denver Solid Waste Management, a program of the City & County of Denver Public Works Department, is only authorized to provide services to residential homes of seven or fewer units and our own municipal facilites. Denver Solid Waste Management is not authorized to provide services to commercial properties such as businesses and apartment communities.
Solid Waste Management is an agency of the City & County of Denver's Public Works Department. The Public Works Manager's Rules & Regulations for Trash Collection services only authorized Solid Waste Management to provide services to residential homes of seven or fewer units and municipal facilities.
Below is a list of private trash drop-off facilities in the metro-Denver area in which the general public may dispose of household trash and large items (furniture, mattresses, etc.) for a fee. Recycling drop-off sites can be found in the online Recycling Directory. Call ahead to check hours and fees.
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