Parks Recycling Program Starts This Spring
Starting this Spring Denver Recycles and Denver Parks & Recreation are implementing a recycling pilot program in Washington Park and Cheesman Park, two of Denver’s most visited parks. Last year about 12,000,000 pounds of trash was thrown away in Denver’s parks, much of which could have easily been recycled. In fact, more trash was thrown away at Washington Park than any other park in the City. Help the environment and keep valuable recyclables out of the trash by participating in this new parks recycling program!
More than a dozen specially designed recycling only purple dumpsters will be placed on the perimeter of Washington and Cheesman Parks. While filling the purple dumpsters with recyclables is one of the goals of the pilot program, equally important is the need to keep trash out of the purple recycling dumpsters. If too much trash finds its way into the purple dumpsters the program will be discontinued and recycling will not spread to other Denver parks.
Please help ensure the success of the pilot program and future parks recycling by placing all of your recyclables in the purple dumpsters and by sharing the recycling message with other visitors to Denver’s parks.
Denver Recycles will place specially designed purple recycling dumpsters in Washington Park and Cheesman Park in the Spring of 2014.
Park visitors can recycle their cans, plastic bottles and containers, cardboard, paper and other items in the recycling dumpsters.
No plastic bags, pet waste, Styrofoam, food, or trash is allowed in the recycling dumpsters. If contamination rates are too high, the program will be discontinued and recycling will not be introduced at other Denver parks.
Tell your friends, neighbors and other park visitors about the program and help make recycling in Denver’s parks a success!