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On average, Denverites recycle only 63% of the recyclable waste generated by their household each year. Making small recycling changes can make a huge difference!

Find out how to better recycle your household items in Denver - download the Denver Recycles app today! The app includes collection day reminders, a searchable Denver Recycling guide, and a chance to test your recycling knowledge with our sorting game.


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Are you recycling items properly? Recycling rules are different in Denver. Learn more about how to properly recycle these commonly used items.

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306 pounds of recyclable materials are sent to the landfill by the average Denver household.

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Break down boxes to make room in your purple recycle cart.

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100% of glass bottles recycled in Denver become new glass locally.

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Plastic bags are the #1 Problem for recycling in Denver.

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Only 50% of aluminum cans in Denver get recycled.

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25% more waste is generated by the average household between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.

Cherry Creek Recycling Drop-off

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The Cherry Creek Recycling Drop-off provides a convenient and NO-COST way for Denver residents to keep extra recyclables out of the landfill and to compost yard debris, food scraps, and non-recyclable paper.

The Drop-off is open to Denver residents only. No commercial or landscaping company materials accepted at this site.

Find the drop-off located near the intersection of S. Quebec St. and E. Cherry Creek South Drive.