Together - We're Keeping Denver Clean & Beautiful!

Our mission is to enhance the visual appearance of Denver by addressing problems of graffiti and litter through volunteer projects and educational programs.

Keep Denver Beautiful focuses on supporting residents and businesses in maintaining an attractive safe urban environment. As a program of Solid Waste Management,we emphasize the elimination of trash, litter, junk and graffiti from our city’s neighborhoods and public right-of-ways. Keep Denver Beautiful coordinates the efforts of neighborhood residents, volunteer groups and Solid Waste Management. From major projects such as the Great American Cleanup to furnishing a few trash bags for your own informal alley cleanups, Keep Denver Beautiful strives to give the support you want. Explore Volunteer Opportunities for information how you or your group can get involved.

Additionally, our sister program, Denver Partners Against Graffiti, provides graffiti abatement services for many public and private properties.

Programs of Denver’s Solid Waste Management:

  • Residential Trash Removal – Serving Denver residents living in single family homes and small residential complexes (7 residences or less)
  • Large Item Pickup – For residents. Crews collect items such as furniture and mattresses on a five-week rotation schedule.
  • Denver Partners Against Graffiti – Provides free graffiti abatement services to residents and businesses.
  • Denver Recycles – Leading the way on recycling, urban composting and the safe disposal of household hazardous materials.


Volunteer Opportunity


Join the 5th Annual Graffiti "Brush Off" & Litter Cleanup!

Thank you for your interest in the Brush Off , I'm sorry we have reached our maximum capacity for this event.  Registration is now closed!

200 volunteers of all ages to pick up litter and paint out graffiti vandalism along East Colfax Avenue! Take the challenge. Come help Keep Denver Beautiful and spruce up the "Gateway to the Rockies"!

SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014 - Individual, groups & families welcome!

For questions, please contact Neddra Niblet at, or call 303-446-3557.

Keep Denver Beautiful Essay & Poster contest

2014 Keep Denver Beautiful Essay & Poster contest is open to students in Denver, grades 3-8. Entries are accepted January through March.

Click below to view the 2014 winning posters

1st Place   2nd Place   3rd Place

Contact Us

Solid Waste Management
Wastewater Management Building
3rd Floor
2000 W. 3rd Ave.
Denver, CO 80223
phone: 303-446-3557 
fax: 303-446-3527

Denver 311 Help Center
Call 3-1-1
Outside Denver Call (720)913-1311
Emergencies: 911 
TTY Service: 720-913-8479