|CURB SET OUT: Set your black trash cart in the street with the wheels against the curb and front facing the street. The automated trucks cannot service containers set out backwards.||ALLEY SET OUT: Set your black trash cart in the flow line of the alley and the front facing the alley. The automated trucks cannot service containers set out backwards.
|Keep area around dumpsters clear, place large items and recycling carts at least 2 feet from dumpsters.|
|Put trash in containers or bags no larger than 32 gallons and weighing no more than 50 pounds, or it cannot be collected. Do not set trash out in cardboard boxes.|
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.
Denver residents serviced by Solid Waste Management may schedule a FREE appliance collection by appointment. Appliance collections are done by the city's contractor (EcoProjex) to ensure that metals are recycled and Freon gases from refrigerated appliances are handled in an environmentally safe manner. For more information on this program and to schedule an appliance collection appointment visit FREE Appliance Collection.For Non-SWM customers: Contact EcoProjex or another private appliance recycler ( Recycling Directory) to set up a collection appointment These are private companies and all fees are the responsibility of the resident
Approximate cart measurements are as follows:
35 gallon= Weighs 25 lbs
Height = 40”, Width = 21”, Depth = 24”
65 gallon=Weighs 32 lbs
Height = 42”, Width = 27”, Depth = 32”
95 gallon=Weighs 40 lbs
Height = 46”, Width = 30”, Depth = 36”
Dead animal removal in streets or alleys, please call 311 (720-913-1311) or go to online to 311 Help Center.
As of July 1, 2013, in accordance with Colorado’s Electronic Recycling Jobs Act (SB 12-133, 4/20/12) which bans the disposal of electronic waste in Colorado landfills, the City can no longer accept electronic devices in the trash.
Non-acceptable electronic devices set out for collection will have an orange sticker placed on them and left uncollected by service crews. It is the resident's responsibility to remove the non-acceptable electronic material from set out and arrange proper recycling of the materials.
Denver Recycles offers resources like an E-cycle Coupon and special collection events to assist you with recycling your unwanted electronics. There are also free and low cost recycling options through local retailers and manufacturers. For more details on properly recycling your old electronics visit Electronics Recycling.
Below is a list of the holidays observed by Solid Waste Management.
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.
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.
Please note that 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:
|Follow these guidelines when setting out branches and yard waste:|
|TRASH CART and MANUAL Service Customers|
|DUMPSTER Service Customers|
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.
As Solid Waste Management continues to expand cart-based trash service to Denver neighborhoods, it’s a good time to start thinking about what trash cart size best fits your home. Solid Waste Management now offers three different trash cart sizes:
Maximizing recycling opportunities offered through the Denver Recycles program can help make a smaller trash cart possible. Residents that are not already participating in the recycling program are encouraged to take advantage of this service.
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.
Many household don’t need the largest cart size and we encourage residents to right-size their carts by requesting smaller trash carts. Residents can request a different sized cart by calling 311 (720-913-1311).
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Visit the Recycling Directory to find collection or drop-off alternatives for these materials.