Trash Collection Services to Change in Select Neighborhoods

In 2014, Denver Public Works will begin the first phase of a plan to move the City of Denver to automated cart trash collection. In 2010, the City outlined strategies to improve waste services in its ‘Master Plan for Managing Solid Waste in the Mile High City’. The plan called for a number of service improvements designed to make waste collection more efficient and to reduce waste disposal by providing options to divert waste to better uses like recycling and composting. 

Starting this summer, the City will begin to convert approximately 20,000 homes with dumpster or manual trash collection to cart based trash service. The transition will take place in the following neighborhoods: Globeville, Swansea Elyria and parts of Cole and Clayton; Barnum, Barnum West and Westwood; a portion of West Colfax; Platt Park, Overland, Rosedale and part of University; part of Hale; and, East Colfax and part of Park Hill.

Continue reading

9th and colorado Community Update July 15 2014

Continuum Partners

9th and Colorado Community Update

Tuesday, July 15th

 

Please join Continuum Partners for an update regarding efforts for the redevelopment of the former University of Colorado Health Sciences Center 9th and Colorado campus.  Continuum will provide an update on due diligence efforts, provide a summary of the community feedback received from the initial community meetings, and will discuss the schedule and process moving forward – including continued community outreach efforts.

 

The meeting will be held Tuesday, July 15th from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM at the Dahlia Street Church of Christ located at 1100 Dahlia Street,

the northeast corner of Dahlia Street and 11th Avenue.

Yard Harvest 2014

The Deal

When you were younger, did your parents ever tell you to finish your plate because there are children starving in a far off place, and you thought, ‘Well, why not send it to them?’

Yard Harvest works  on this solution, just on a more local level.

Harvest Season 2014: How are those blossoms looking?

Donate your unused produce, apples, cherries, peaches to Yard Harvest. Their volunteers harvest the food, leave a portion with the homeowners, and deliver the rest to daycare centers, homes for the elderly, community kitchens, and other charities that serve people around Denver who are at risk of going without fresh, healthy food.

Go here to contact them