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Jun 01, 2018

Sign up for FREE Learn to Compost Classes

Spring is here, and it’s time to take your recycling and gardening efforts to the next level by learning how to compost in your own backyard. Get started today by signing up for one of Denver Recycles’ and Denver Urban Gardens’ free Learn to Backyard Compost classes. These hands-on classes will show you just how easy and fun it is to make your own compost from food scraps and yard debris such as leaves, brush, and even weeds.

Jun 01, 2018

A Denverite’s Guide to Composting

Even though Denverites are recycling and composting more and more each year, an alarming amount of “good stuff” (otherwise known as recyclable and compostable material) is still ending up in Denver’s landfill. Denver Recycles offers several tools to help Denver residents reduce the amount of material ending up in Denver’s trash. Not every approach is feasible or appropriate for every home, but there is something that can work for everyone. To maximize the benefits of keeping this “good stuff” out of the landfill, Denver Recycles encourages residents to choose the best compost option for your home outlined below.

May 01, 2018

The Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale

Denver residents looking to start the garden and landscaping season off right won’t want to miss Denver Recycles’ Annual Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 8 AM to 2 PM! The main event site, located at the Havana Nursery (Smith Road & Havana Street), will have mulch available for free and compost available for purchase at significantly reduced prices. There will also be four satellite sites for “dig-your-own” mulch located around Denver.

May 01, 2018

Make Yours a Healthy Home

How healthy is your home? The average U.S. home generates about 20 pounds of household hazardous waste per year. Many common products, such as garden chemicals, adhesives, various cleaners and automotive fluids, have toxicity levels that make them dangerous to people, pets, and the environment if stored or disposed of improperly. Cut your risk of exposure to toxic chemicals in your home and schedule a Household Hazardous Waste Collection appointment. Scheduling an appointment is easy, and it only takes a few minutes to prepare your items for collection. Click here for a list of accepted items and to schedule an appointment.

Apr 02, 2018

Street Sweeping Season begins Tuesday

Denver’s residential street sweeping program begins on Tuesday, April 3, and Denver Public Works is urging residents to SHOW YOUR PRIDE AND MOVE YOUR RIDE on your sweeping day to help keep Denver’s streets, air, and water clean. Denver’s residential sweeping program promotes a clean and healthy environment by removing dirt, leaves, and debris from the streets. Last year, crews collected more than 62,000 cubic yards of pollutants - that’s enough to fill Coors Field with a pile of dirt and debris stacked almost 12 feet high.

Apr 02, 2018

High Line Canal Open House

The High Line Canal Conservancy has launched the second phase of significant planning for the High Line Canal. This multi-jurisdictional planning initiative follows the Community Vision Plan completed in early 2017. This planning phase will focus on a Framework Plan - a multi-year implementation plan to ensure that the Canal reaches its greatest potential as an environmental, recreational, social, historic, and economic asset. It will include complete plans for signage and wayfinding, as well as landscape guidelines for all 71 miles.

Apr 02, 2018

Upper Montclair Basin Stormwater Meeting

A 15-month, community-based study of flood-prone areas in the Upper Montclair Basin will culminate with a public meeting to discuss the study’s findings and next steps on Tuesday, April 10 from 5:30-7 pm at Montview Presbyterian Church in the Fellowship Hall at 1980 Dahlia Street in Park Hill. The Upper Montclair Basin includes the neighborhoods of Congress Park, South City Park, the southern portion of Park Hill, Bellevue-Hale, Montclair, Mayfair, Hilltop, and Crestmoor. The team worked with area stakeholders, community leaders, business owners, and the greater public to first identify and then investigate solutions for several highly impacted, flood-prone areas in the basin. This final public meeting will offer opportunities for the community to learn more about study results and next steps.

Apr 02, 2018

When and How to get a Park Permit

Many community organizations host annual events throughout the year and I know that arranging a Parks and Recreation permit can seem a daunting task. Here is a simple guide to get you through the process. Most common, Registered Neighborhood Organizations plan events such as public festivals, concerts, and other community events that bring the community together. These events are free and open to everyone.

Mar 01, 2018

Update for the Water Main Replacements on Colorado Boulevard, Montview Boulevard, East 17th Avenue

Denver Water is on schedule to finish the entire project by May 2018. They signed a one-month agreement with the city to store equipment and material for the project in the northeast parking lot of City Park just north of the ballfields. This allowed them to move a significant amount of equipment and material out of the residential side streets. They placed a permanent-temporary paving patch along Colorado Blvd. from Colfax Ave. to E. 17th Ave. on Saturday, February 3, during the day.

Mar 01, 2018

Glass Recycling in Denver: Keeping it Local

Ever wonder what becomes of your glass bottles and jars recycled through Denver’s recycling program? Denver Recycles is pleased to report that most (85%) of the glass bottles and jars recycled in Denver’s purple carts are turned into new glass bottles right here in Colorado. Denver Recycles like to call this bottle-to-bottle recycling, where a waste product can be turned back into its original form again (and again) through the recycling process. The other fifteen percent of glass collected in purple carts that is broken into pieces too small to be recycled into bottles is put to good use in other ways, such as being recycled into products like sandblasting abrasives and swimming pool filter media.