Recycle, Compost, Trash: Collection Schedules and Reminders

Report missed collections or other service-related issues at Denver Utilities Online or on


Service will be delayed one day following the holidays listed below:


  • New Year's Day: Monday, January 2
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 16
  • Presidents' Day: Monday, February 20
  • César Chávez Day (observed): Monday, March 27
  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 29
  • Juneteenth: Monday, June 19
  • Independence Day: Tuesday, July 4
  • Labor Day: Monday, September 4
  • Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23
  • Christmas Day: Monday, December 25

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 your regular collection day. Enter your service address into the home address bar on this page and select Calendar to display your next collection days. Expand the Large Item Pickup block to see your next day, or look for the light blue dot on the monthly calendar view.

Large item pickup guidelines

You can also see schedule information at 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 trash collection day and large item pick up day (e.g. 1 is the first week of the month). 

Missed Pickups

If your trash or recycling collection wasn't completed on your scheduled day, please leave carts out for crews to collect before the end of the week. Crews are tracking routes that need to be completed. Make sure your carts are accessible and that the area is clear of snow. Report other service-related issues to us at Denver Utilities Online or on Do not submit duplicate tickets for issues as this will slow our response times.

  • 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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