Recycle, Compost, Trash: Collection Schedules and Reminders

Holidays

In 2022, service will be delayed one day following the holidays listed below:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 17
  • Presidents' Day: Monday, February 21
  • César Chávez Day (observed): Monday, March 28
  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 30
  • Independence Day: Monday, July 4
  • Labor Day: Monday, September 5
  • Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24
  • Christmas Day (observed): Monday, December 26

When your service falls on or after a holiday, your collection will be delayed one day for the rest of that week only. There will be no delays for city holidays that do not impact collection schedules.

For example, for a Monday holiday, collections will be on Tuesday, Tuesday's collection on Wednesday, etc., etc., with Thursday's collections on Friday for that week only.

Large Items & Extra Trash

Large item pickup service occurs once a month on the same day of the week as your regular trash collection day. Enter your service address into the home address bar on this page and select Calendar to see your next collection days and monthly calendars including holidays and your large item pickup week.

You can also see schedule information at bit.ly/DenverReRouteMap by entering your address in the "Find address or place" search bar at the top of the map or by zooming into the map to find their location. When the map displays your address or location, click the colored box to see your 2022 trash collection day, recycling week, and large item pick up day (e.g. 1 is the first week of the month). 

Missed Pickups

Miss your new trash collection day? Or forget to set out your cart?
Don’t worry! Call 311 (720-913-1311) to let us know. Then set out your cart and we’ll empty it within 24-48 hours after you contact us.

  • HOLIDAY WEEKS: During holiday weeks, the collection schedule is delayed by one day following the holiday. 
  • BLOCKED OR IMPROPER SET OUT: Sometimes trash or recycling can’t be collected because containers are blocked or containers were set out incorrectly. Check the cart service guidelines to make sure your containers were set out correctly.

If your trash, compost, or recycling was missed (and not for one of the above reasons), please call us at 311 (720-913-1311).

You can also submit a service request through Denver Utilities Online.

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2022 Trash Collection Reroute 

On January 3, 2022, weekly collection days changed for about 70% of Denver’s trash, recycling, and compost customers.   

Where can I find more information about my current and new schedule and get more information about my trash, recycling, and compost service?

See the new citywide collection districts(JPG, 9MB)

Online: We will continue to keep this website updated with all announcements.

Phone: Call us at 311

App: Download the Denver Trash and Recycling App for updates, schedules, service announcements and more.

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What is the Denver Trash & Recycling App?

The Denver Trash & Recycling App provides service schedules for trash, recycling, compost collection and large-item pick up by household address. Download the Denver Trash and Recycling App for iOS or Android to get schedules, reminders, service announcements and more.

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Why did routes and schedules change?

These systemwide improvements will move drivers through the city more efficiently, will reduce the number of trucks needed to operate, reduce fuel use, and support Denver’s sustainability goals.

It’s also the first time the city has made a change in trash collection in over 15 years. During that time period, the city has grown by approximately 200,000 people. These changes are a good thing and are in response to this population growth.

Will these changes conflict with the Street Sweeping Schedule?

A person’s trash collection day may fall on the same day as their posted street sweeping day. If so, customers have three options for setting out their carts:

  • Option 1: Set your carts on the apron (edge) of your driveway
  • Option 2: Set your carts off the street on the edge of the curb line
  • Option 3:Set your carts on the opposite side of your street

What is my Recycling week information?

Residents can determine which week to set out their recycling carts (A week or B week) by visiting bit.ly/DenverReRouteMap. Enter your address in the "Find address or place" search bar at the top of the map or zoom into your location. When the map displays your address or location, click the colored box to see your recycling week.

Once you know if you are an "A" or "B" week, you can view our schedules below that correlate with the day of the week that you set out your trash cart.

2022 Denver Recycles Calendar - Monday A Week(JPG, 354KB)

 

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2022 Denver Recycles Calendar - Monday B Week(JPG, 362KB)

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2022 Denver Recycles Calendar - Tuesday A Week(JPG, 361KB)

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2022 Denver Recycles Calendar - Tuesday B Week(JPG, 353KB)
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2022 Denver Recycles Calendar - Wednesday A Week(JPG, 355KB)

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2022 Denver Recycles Calendar - Wednesday B Week(JPG, 356KB)

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2022 Denver Recycles Calendar - Thursday A Week(JPG, 362KB)

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2022 Denver Recycles Calendar - Thursday B Week(JPG, 362KB)

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Still have questions?

Call 311 (720-913-1311).