Thanks to a successful 2014 parks recycling pilot program, Denver Parks & Recreation and Public Works Solid Waste Management are once again partnering to bring recycling to more City parks.
The 2015 expansion means that single-stream recycling is now available to visitors in a total of 11 of Denver’s regional parks.
Recycling is available in the following parks:
- Washington Park
- Cheesman Park
- City Park
- Sloan’s Lake Park
- Kennedy Ballfields Complex
- Kennedy Soccer Complex
- Lowry Sports Complex
- Rocky Mountain Lake Park
- Berkeley Lake Park
- Cook (Judge Joseph E) Park
- Congress Park
The large purple recycling containers are for park visitor use only
and accept all of the same recyclables as accepted in Denver’s residential purple carts. Some of the easiest items to recycle in the parks include plastic water bottles, aluminum cans, paperboard, and plastic cups. Non-acceptable items include: Styrofoam®, plastic bags, pet waste, food waste, food soiled paper and trash.
Each year, nearly 6,000 tons of materials are sent to the landfill from parks in Denver and more than half this material could easily be recycled. On your next park visit keep an eye out for the new purple recycling containers and do your
part to reduce the amount of waste we send to the landfill each year.
For more information on what is accepted in the Denver Recycles program, call 311
(720-913-1311) or visit DenverGov.org/DenverRecycles.