There’s a new place to recycle your broken branches from last weekend’s storm, as well as bottles, paper and cans! Just in time to help residents deal with tree damage, Denver Public Works is marking the opening of its first recycling drop-off center, located at Quebec and Cherry Creek Drive South. The center opens Tuesday and accepts recyclables, yard waste and organics.
Hours of the new recycling drop-off center are:
The opening of the drop-off recycling center marks another milestone toward implementation of Denver’s Solid Waste Master Plan. It also provides more options for apartment dwellers who are ineligible to participate in the City’s recycling program, as well as Denver residents who would like to compost, but do not have composting offered in their neighborhood as of yet.
- Tuesday - Friday from 11 am to 5:30 pm
- Saturdays from 9 am to 3 pm
More tree branch disposal options:
Denver also provides limited branch pickup through its regular trash collection service:
Trash cart and manual service customers can tie loose branches in bundles no longer than 4 feet in length and weighing no more than 50 pounds. No branches may exceed 4 inches in diameter. A maximum of 10 branch bundles per household will be collected per the overflow collection cycle (every 3 weeks). Do not place branches in your city issued black trash cart and place at least 2 feet away from black cart when setting bundles out for collection.
Dumpster service customers can tie loose branches in bundles no longer than 4 feet in length and in bundles weighing no more than 50 pounds. No branches may exceed 4 inches in diameter. A maximum of 5 bundles of branches can be placed in dumpsters at a time. Customers with more branches should hold those branches for their next LIP collection. During LIP week, residents may place up to 10 branch bundles (meeting the above standard) in the alley, at least 4 feet from their dumpster. Note: branches picked up through regular trash collection service will not be recycled.
More on broken branches:
Property owners are responsible for cleanup of debris from trees on private property and from trees within the public right of way adjacent to their property. Property owners are responsible for the pruning needs of private property trees and the pruning needs of trees within the public right-of-way adjacent to their property. If you have general questions about the condition of a public-right-of way tree, you can contact Denver Forestry for an opinion at firstname.lastname@example.org
For trees on private property, citizens can visit www.denvergov.org/forestry for a list of licensed and insured tree care contractors. It’s a wise practice to make sure any tree care contractor is licensed and insured. If emergency removal of a fallen branch is needed to clear a street, the city can assist though an established on-call contract; however, the cost of the work will be billed to the responsible property owner.
Please feel free to contact me office with any questions.