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Start the year off right by reducing more of your waste in 2017! Denver Recycles is here to help you, and they’ve compiled some tips for reaching your waste reduction goals. Here are some ideas for getting started:
- MAXIMIZE RECYCLING COLLECTIONS: Since recycling is collected every-other-week, you can ensure you never miss a collection day again by signing up for email or phone call reminders, downloading the Denver Trash and Recycling app for schedule alerts, or by printing/downloading your service calendar.
- SIGN UP FOR COMPOST COLLECTION: Their fee-based compost collection is expanding in 2017. Check your home’s eligibility online and sign up for service when it becomes available. The average Denver home could compost about 50% of their waste.
- UTILIZE MORE OF DENVER RECYCLES’ SERVICES: Denver Recycles offers more to Denver residents than just single-stream recycling. They also offer E-Cycle coupons for recycling old electronics, Household Hazardous Waste pick-ups, FREE appliance collection and more!
- UTILIZE OUR SEASONAL RECYCLING PROGRAMS: Denver Recycles hosts the Mulch Giveaway and Compost Sale each spring and collects fall leaves and Christmas trees from residents each fall and winter. A full event calendar is available online and on their app.
- UTILIZE THE CHERRY CREEK RECYCLING DROP-OFF: If you accidentally miss a recycling collection or you generate more recyclables than normal, don’t throw your extra recyclables in the trash. Instead, make a trip to the Cherry Creek Recycling Drop-off. If you have yard clippings like brush or leaves that didn’t make it to the Leafdrop, don’t throw them away either. Denver Recycles accepts single-stream recyclables and compostable materials such as food scraps and yard debris at the Cherry Creek Recycling Drop-off.
- RECYCLE IN EVERY ROOM OF YOUR HOUSE: Recyclables accumulate all over your home, not just in the kitchen. Be sure to recycle your empty shampoo bottles, empty aerosol cans and toilet paper tubes. Everything counts!
For more information about recycling, please contact Denver Recycles at 311 (720-913-1311) or visit DenverGov.org/DenverRecycles. You can also “like” them on Facebook for updates on upcoming recycling events and other great recycling resources and stories.