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Fact Sheet: Support Expanded Waste Services in Denver
Released in 2022
When it comes to recycling, Colorado and the City of Denver are sadly some of the most wasteful places in the country. Colorado recycles only 15% of our materials, compared to the national average of 32%.
A better solution is for Denver to implement an Expanded Waste Services system. This new system would charge households for trash service based on the size of their trash cart, while weekly recycling and compost is included free of charge. An Expanded Waste Services model creates a fairer, more equitable pricing system that gives residents a direct financial incentive to recycle and compost more.
Please note: The Expanded Waste Services policy passed the Denver City Council on Monday, June 27th, 2022. Click here to learn more about the upcoming service from the City of Denver.