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Denver Recycling 101

Peyton Garcia
Peyton Garcia
Posted on November 15   |   Updated on November 16
A green recycling bin filled with bottles and boxes sits on a doorstep for collection

Reduce, reuse, recycle! (Peter Dazeley / Getty Images)

Happy America Recycles Day! Here are some tips we’ve collected for green city-living.

Recycling for Beginners

If you’re new to recycling, it can be intimidating. Here are a few simple suggestions for getting started:

Download the Denver Trash & Recycling App

This app will send you reminders on trash and recycling pickup days, as well as notify you of special events, like large item pickups. There’s even a sorting game that will help you remember recycling no-nos.

Get to Know Denver’s New Composting Service

Denver continues to roll out its brand new pay-as-you-throw waste program, which charges residents for trash services while making weekly recycling pickup and compost services free. Not sure what gets composted and what doesn’t? We’ve got you covered 🎧

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The New Rules of Compost


For the DIYers

A worm compost bin is easy to make, helps divert food waste, and can be tucked away under your kitchen sink — here’s how to do it. It’s also a good source of rich potting soil.

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