The City of Denver began a new trash-collection system for 2023.
Residents of each household address are now required to obtain a city account and pay a quarterly trash fee. This fee includes weekly pick-up of regular trash (black bins) and recycling (purple bins). Previously, recycling was picked up every other week. The city will still hold periodical "extra trash" dates throughout the year.
Residents have three options - based on the size of their trash container - for trash removal fees. Please click the red button (at the right) to obtain information from the city's website.
Scheduled "Extra Trash" pick-up dates:
Denver will collect "Extra Trash" (formerly called Large-Item pick-up) about once every EIGHT weeks. Previously, the service was performed once every four weeks.
* For Extra Trash Days": A maximum of 10 bags of trash and 5 large items is allowed per household per the following collection days and those limits will be strictly enforced by the City.
NEW DATES FOR CHERRY CREEK 3 for 2023:
The City and County of Denver picks up trash and recycling bins weekly in Cherry Creek 3. This usually occurs on Wednesdays, beginning on Jan. 1, 2023. Wednesday also will be the day for composting pick-ups and for the "Extra Trash" events.
If a holiday occurs on a Monday (including federal holidays and Cesare Chavez Day), Thursday will be the trash pick-up day that week.
The Association has regulations that help facilitate the Denver trash collection. This page explains the trash-collection rules and process for all residents to follow, to insure trash is picked up properly.
DISCLAIMER: These days were announced by the City & County of Denver and may be subject to change. For up-to-date information, please check the denvergov.org web site or sign up for text alerts regarding trash collections.
Things to know about trash pick-up and your trash area:
Here's the simple way to remember trash: Put your trash out AFTER 6 p.m. the night before the scheduled pick-up and get your trash cans out of the driveways NO LATER THAN 6 p.m. the same day pick-up occurs.
* Effective Jan. 1, 2023: Trash is picked up at Cherry Creek III on Wednesdays. If there is an official holiday on Monday, trash will be picked up on Thursday rather than Wednesday. Please see the city's website above to learn all pick-up dates in 2023.
*Trash must be in containers and cannot be placed along the driveways until after 6 p.m. the night before the regularly-scheduled pick-up time (one day later following holidays). The City will ONLY pick up trash in city-issued black carts. You can no longer put out traditional trash cans, boxes or bags of trash next to your city-issued trash container (wheeled). Trash will NOT be picked up if it is placed on top of the black trash carts - it must all be inside the cart and the lid must be (mostly) closed. If not, the trash truck may not pick up the trash. If there is trash left beside your can, it is your responsibility to pick it up and dispose of it.
*Owners and residents may be cited and fined for placing trash along the driveways before 6 p.m. the day before the scheduled pick-up time. Also, trash cans should be taken back from the driveways no later than 6 p.m. that evening after pick-up takes place. You may also be cited and fine for putting furniture, mattresses and other household items out on non--trash days OR if you place a "free to take" sign on them.
* City-issued Purple recycling containers on wheels must be used. Recycling containers must be placed in the driveways (and free from overhead obstructions) every other Wednesday because a special truck picks up the recycling container with a robotic arm. That is why recycling bins cannot be placed under a carport or too close to one, nor below overhead electric wires. Trash and recycling cans should be placed at least 2 feet apart so the city collection truck's "claw" has room to scoop up the trash containers.
* Cleanliness of trash storage areas in back-patio perimeter fences is the responsibility of each owner or their tenants. It must be kept clean at all times. Storage of fluids, flammable liquids or items, tires, car parts, etc. is prohibited. Trash areas are not to be used for storage of personal items. Trash areas are inspected throughout the year and those in violation of cleanliness and storage rules may be cited or fined.
* Trash and trash containers cannot be stored outside of the perimeter fences behind each home.
Disposing of TVs, computers, printers, DVD players and other electronics: Denver will NOT accept these types of items in your trash. To recycle old and outdated elections, call 3-1-1 or visit Denver's web site. Dumping electronics is illegal.
* Call 3-1-1 for additional trash and recycling pick-up information.
HOW TO PROPERLY PLACE YOUR TRASH CONTAINERS IN THE DRIVEWAYS:
Denver uses a claw-scoop "arm" on its recycling truck to grab trash and recycling containers and hoists them up onto the top of the vehicle. This process requires everyone to put their recycling container several feet out from their carport (and not in an uncovered space), so it can be grabbed by the claw. Also, because of the height, residents cannot place recycling bins below overhead power lines. A few overhead power lines have been broken in recent years because residents improperly placed trash cans below power lines in the driveways.
You can sign up for text messages for trash collection by using the link below to Denver's web pages.