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Extra Trash Collection (**NEW** Every 8 Weeks)


Starting July 13, 2020, Extra Trash Collection is changing to every 8 weeks.

Please look up your new collection schedule and download the map for reference. 

NOTE: In the transition from 4-week to 8-week schedules, it’s possible that some digital collection reminders have omitted an ETC collection day during the week of 6/30 or 7/6.  If you think an ETC date is missing from your collection reminder or calendar, please call 311 to verify. All collection days listed from 7/13/2020 and onward are included in digital reminders and schedules.

 

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Denver Solid Waste Management collects extra trash bags and large items every 8 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.

  1. View your collection schedule online or download the map and calendar. 
  2. maximum of 10 bags of trash and 5 large items (furniture, etc.) will be collected from each home per Extra Trash collection (every 8 weeks). If you have any additional items, they will not be collected. NO CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL. 
  3. Curb Customers: Place extra trash items in same location as your trash cart. Alley Customers: Place extra trash items directly behind your property.
  4. Place your items out by 7 a.m. on your normal day of trash service during your scheduled Extra Trash service week. We only provide one collection per household on the day of service. 
  5. Make sure the items are visible and placed at least 2 feet away from your trash and recycling container, cars, poles and other obstructions.
  6. Only set out large items during your scheduled Extra Trash Service week.  Setting items out on other times is considered illegal dumping.
  7. 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. 

Accepted for ETC

Up to 10 bags of trash per collection, including:

For information on how to reduce your trash, check out our recycle and compost collection programs. 

Only bundled branches will be collected. Visit our FREE Cherry Creek Recycling Drop-off where you can compost these branches. 

Skip the bag and leave the grass clippings on your lawn. Learn more about GrassCycling

 

Up to 5 large items per collection, including:

Instead of trashing your old furniture, here are some options to consider:

  • Refurbish furniture. Put a slipcover on a sofa or refinish a table and dresser.
  • Hold a yard sale. Sell your unwanted items and pocket a little extra spending money. Remember the saying, “One person’s trash is another person’s treasure.”
  • List large items for sale online. There are multiple websites and apps available for reselling your belongings.  Here are just a few:
  • Donate items to local charities. Nonprofit organizations, such as Goodwill and The Salvation Army, accept most household items.  Some charities will even come to your home and pickup items.
  • Organize a swap meet. Combine your unwanted items with your neighbors for greater results.
  • Search for drop-off options. Check out Denver Recycles’ online Recycling Directory for locations where you can donate and recycle all types of items.

Mattresses can be recycled (for a fee) with Springback Colorado. Please visit their website to schedule a pick-up or find drop-off locations. 

Instead of trashing your old furniture, here are some options to consider:

  • Refurbish furniture. Put a slipcover on a sofa or refinish a table and dresser.
  • Hold a yard sale. Sell your unwanted items and pocket a little extra spending money. Remember the saying, “One person’s trash is another person’s treasure.”
  • List large items for sale online. There are multiple websites and apps available for reselling your belongings.  Here are just a few:
  • Donate items to local charities. Nonprofit organizations, such as Goodwill and The Salvation Army, accept most household items.  Some charities will even come to your home and pickup items.
  • Organize a swap meet. Combine your unwanted items with your neighbors for greater results.
  • Search for drop-off options. Check out Denver Recycles’ online Recycling Directory for locations where you can donate and recycle all types of items.

Limit of one per Extra Trash Collection (every 8 weeks).

Check out Denver Recycles’ online Recycling Directory for locations where you can donate and recycle bicycles and parts. 

Carpets and rugs must be rolled into pieces no larger than 4 ft. in height or not greater than 50 pounds per piece.

Check out Denver Recycles’ online Recycling Directory for carpet recycling options. 

Please tape a sign saying "take away bin" on any containers needing removal. 

 

Not Accepted for ETC

  • Automotive parts or fluids
  • Car tires or batteries
    • Recycling drop sites for tires (fees range from $1.50-$3.00 per tire) and batteries can be found on Denver’s Recycling Directory.
  • Dirt or sod
  • Rocks
  • Tree stumps
  • Branches larger than 4 inches in diameter or  4 feet in length
  • Freon-containing appliances, such as refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners
  • Large metal appliances, such as stoves, dryers, and washers
  • Tubs, hot tubs or spas
  • Schedule a FREE appliance recycling pick-up!
 
 

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Drop-off Locations for Excess Trash

Below is a list of private trash drop-off facilities in the metro-Denver area in which the general public may dispose of household trash and large items (furniture, mattresses, etc.) for a fee. Recycling drop-off sites can be found in the online Recycling DirectoryCall ahead to check hours and fees.