For trash, recycle, and compost carts, approximate cart measurements are as follows:
Existing recyclers are encouraged to look further to maximize recycling efforts by making sure they are capturing all the recyclables they can. Recyclers with the original 65-gallon recycle cart can upsize to a 95-gallon cart if more capacity is needed, or even get a second recycling cart.
Maximizing recycle and compost opportunities offered through the Denver Recycles program can help make a smaller trash cart possible. Order your 35 gallon trash cart today online or by calling 311 (720-913-1311).
**We do offer 35 gallon compost carts for residences with minimal space or no yard debris.
Each compost cart has a unique alphanumeric serial number and each unique serial number is assigned to a specific address.
This serial number is printed on the front of each cart in white lettering.
Trash and compost cart collection service is weekly.
Recycle cart collection is bi-weekly. Please check the collection schedule for your collection day.
Please be sure to contact Solid Waste Management prior to moving to update your account status. Outdated account information could result in you continuing to be billed for services, payments made under the wrong account number or lost compost carts.
Composting carts are the property of the City and County of Denver. Each cart is assigned by serial number to an exact address.
NOTES: Denver Solid Waste Management only services residential homes of seven or fewer units that are located in the City and County of Denver. If you reside in a larger apartment or condominium property, please contact your landlord or HOA for collection information.
Residents are responsible for:
Public Works and Parks and Recreation Departments remind homeowners that they are responsible for trees on the public right-of-way. If a Public Right-of-Way (PROW) tree or tree part is blocking a roadway, it must be removed immediately. Removal can occur one of three ways:
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. A list of registered haulers is available on this page. These are private companies and fees are charged.
To find out your cart set out location enter your home address online at Your Pickup Schedule or please contact our Customer Service team directly at 311 (720-913-1311).
All trash, recycling, and compost carts must be stored on your property in between collections. You may set your carts out as early as the night before your collection day and then return your carts to your property within a day after collection occurs.
Keeping carts out of the alley and off the streets will:
It is your responsibility to manage and care for your city-issued carts. Take pride in your neighborhood and bring your carts back.
What do I do when my collection is on the same day as my scheduled street sweeping?
When your collection day and street sweeping day are both scheduled for the same day you have three options for setting out your containers.
|Option 1: Set your containers on the apron (edge) of your driveway.
Option 2: Set your containers off the street on the edge of the curb-line.
Option 3: Set your containers on the opposite side of your street.
Moving your containers off the street on sweeping days will reduce the in & out "snaking" by the sweepers and enable the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure to keep your street clean.
Has time and weather washed out or made it hard to read the decal on the lid of your recycling cart? If so, we can mail you an updated decal that you can apply to your purple cart.
To get a recycling cart lid decal, call 311 (720-913-1311) or complete the form below.
A note on applying your decal to the cart
Before putting the decal on the cart lid, make sure the lid is clean, dry, and at a moderate temperature. The decal will not adhere properly to cold, wet surfaces.