Recycle Christmas Trees through Denver’s Treecycle Program!
Trees will be collected over two extended weekends in January
Here’s how to participate in the 2018 program:
On Friday, January 5 or Friday, January 12, Denver Solid Waste Management customers should set their trees out for collection at their normal trash set-out location no later than 7:00am.
Trees will be collected no later than 5:00pm on Monday, January 8 or Monday, January 15.
Only real trees are accepted for recycling; no artificial or flocked trees.
Remove all decorations, lights, and tree stands.
Please set trees at least two feet away from trash, compost and recycling containers, cars, and other obstacles. Do not place trees inside bags or collection carts.
Denver residents who are unable to participate in Treecycle can recycle their trees for free at two drop-off locations through Wednesday, January 31:
Cherry Creek Recycling Drop-Off (7352 E. Cherry Creek Drive South)
Havana Nursery (10450 Smith Road)
It’s important for residents to keep in mind, extra trash crews will not collect trees before or during Treecycle.
All trees collected during Treecycle will be turned into mulch, which will be made available for free to Denver residents at the City’s annual Mulch Giveaway and Compost Sale in the spring!
Recycle Your Tree with Denver’s Treecycle Program
NEW COLLECTION SCHEDULE IN 2018
Recycling your holiday tree is as easy as ever thanks to Denver Recycles’ annual Treecycle program. For every tree recycled with Treecycle, Denver residents help keep organic material out of the landfill, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create mulch that is made available to Denver residents for free at the annual Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale in May....
Participating in Treecycle is easy, free, and truly a no-brainer. After the holidays, follow these easy steps to recycle your tree:
Remove all decorations, lights, and the tree stand from your tree.
Set your tree out for collection at your normal trash set-out location by 7 a.m. on Friday, January 5th or by 7 a.m. on Friday, January 12th.
Reclaim free mulch made from your tree at the annual Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale in May 2018.
Only natural, real trees are collected by Treecycle crews. No artificial or flocked trees.
Trees set out by 7 a.m. on Friday, January 5th will be collected by 5 p.m. Monday, January 8th.
Trees set out by 7 a.m. on Friday, January 12th will be collected by 5 p.m. Monday, January 15th.
Trees will not be collected by Extra Trash crews during the first two weeks of January.
Trees must be placed at least two feet away from collection carts, structures and other obstacles. Do not place trees inside bags or trash carts.
Trees may also be dropped off at one of two Treecyle drop-off sites, open through January 31st.
Treecycle is for Denver residents only.
Last year, Denver residents recycled more than 20,000 trees. Participate in this year’s Treecycle program and help Denver recycle even more!
Join us for the 11th annual Boo N Brew on Colfax Avenue on Saturday, October 28th. Kids from 1-4pm - Big Kids from 7pm - 2am.
(From Neighbor Mike Halliburton)
I had the privilege of checking out Beloved Community Village, Denver's first tiny homes project, and meeting a few of the residents today—and they need our support! Donations currently being sought include:
- bags of charcoal for the communal BBQ grill
- lighter fluid...
- toiletries/hygiene products
- toilet paper
- canned food
- bottled water
- durable water bottles
- metal/plastic serving bowls
- wall mirrors
- twin bunk bed
- stacking storage units with bins/drawers for space-efficient organization
The residents' needs are being assessed on an ongoing basis and there will surely be other items added to this list.
This is a truly awesome initiative: a self-governed village of 11 tiny homes for 22 lucky residents who were formerly homeless. The current site, located at the NW corner of 38th & Walnut in RiNo, has permitting for 6 months with the possibility of renewal or relocation, and there are more such projects in the works! These experimental projects give members of our underserved population (whom have generally been dealt a bad hand in life, be it via unfortunate external circumstances, mental illness or learning disabilities, struggles with addiction, etc.) a second chance and a deserved opportunity to reintegrate as productive members of the Denver community. In fact, many of the village's residents were out searching for jobs today.
In terms of donated items, think in terms of living conditions that are space-limited and resource-efficient (like glamorized camping). Residents have access to a communal shower room, a limited supply of water, and a single shared electrical outlet.
More info @ https://belovedcommunityvillage.wordpress.com/
COLFAX RESURFACING PROJECT UPDATE
CDOT's resurfacing project on Colfax is moving right along and we wanted to share a couple of important updates that will affect our area over the next few weeks.
During the week of August 6th, crews will be milling the blacktop between Colorado and Josephine. On August 13th, they'll repave this stretch and also mill the stretch between Speer and Clarkson. Speer to Clarkson will then be repaved the week of the 20th....
The majority of the work will take place in the evenings and overnight, with the exception of the stretch between Clarkson and Josephine. This area will be completed during the day due to noise ordinance requirements (dates TBD).
You can read more about the project here. All dates are subject to change - we'll keep you posted with any important changes!
Bus Rapid Transit Moves Forward on East Colfax Avenue
Mobility improvements identified for one of Denver’s busiest transit corridors
The City and County of Denver, in partnership with the Regional Transportation District (RTD), continues to refine a package of mobility improvements for transit, pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicles on East Colfax Avenue between I-25 and I-225....
The Colfax Corridor Connections study has developed an updated Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) design concept based on community input and project goals. Over the coming months, the study is sharing its findings and gathering feedback on the recommendations for improving multimodal travel, accessibility and connectivity in the corridor.
The East Colfax corridor is one of Denver’s busiest transportation networks for all modes of transportation, especially transit. The bus routes serving East Colfax have the highest ridership of all RTD routes - serving more than 22,000 riders per weekday. Current bus service in the corridor is at capacity, at times forcing passengers to be left at stops to wait for the next bus.
Congestion in the East Colfax corridor is only projected to increase. Over the next 20 years, the corridor is expected to experience:
25% growth in people traveling the corridor (person-trips)
67% employment growth
25% population growth
To keep pace with rapid population and employment growth, the City and RTD are committed to finding long-term multimodal mobility solutions. Denver cannot continue to grow and create people-friendly spaces without more efficiently moving people through corridors like East Colfax.
Responding to community and agency input, Colfax Corridor Connections has identified an updated alternative for dedicated center-running BRT on Colfax Avenue. In 2035, analysis of this updated design shows:
Significant shift from vehicles to transit - due to improved travel times, reliability and convenience of BRT service
Bus ridership more than doubles - from 22,000 up to 50,000 daily riders
Significant transit travel time improvements - up to 15 minutes faster
Minor vehicle travel time increases - just a few minutes slower with the project than without in 2035
Help shape the future of the East Central Area!
The City of Denver is creating a plan for the East Central Area, which includes the neighborhoods along Colfax Avenue between Broadway and Colorado Boulevard. The City needs your help establishing the community’s vision for the next 20 years. Your participation is crucial for making sure the plan truly reflects the community’s hopes for the future.
This survey is the first of several activities – both online and in-person – that... will take place in the coming months.
Please take a few moments to complete the survey by linking here and share with your friends and neighbors!
5 days until the 9th annual Tasty Colfax - The best of Colfax is ready for you to come down and feast on the delicious delights of 20 restaurants in the Bluebird District! Tickets are still $25. tastycolfax.com
It is time to sample the glorious eats on the Colfax beat, the Bluebird District welcomes you for the 9th annual Tasty Colfax - 20 restaurants to sample as you stroll your favorite Main Street. Tuesday, July 25th at 5:30pm. Come on. What else do you have to do on a Tuesday!
Here are the Westword highlights from 2016: http://www.westword.com/…/tasty-colfax-highlights-the-best-…
There are 32 Denver plans for Colfax, and they all envision a pedestrian-friendly, walkable main street.
Four BIDs have proposed $20 million in pedestrian and s...treetscape improvements, but that’s been cut to $6 million. We need full funding to make Colfax the main street we all want!
Please email the Mayor and our City Councilmembers by July 1 and tell them
to restore Colfax Corridor Pedestrian Improvements Project funding to $20 million.
Mayor Hancock: email@example.com
Councilwoman Susman: MaryBeth.Susman@denvergov.org
Councilman Herndon: Christopher.Herndon@denvergov.org
Read all the reasons to support this funding by clicking the link ... .http://colfaxmayfairbid.com/…/uplo…/2015/05/Social-Media.pdf
Colfax friends, it's time to get loud.
Four Colfax BIDs have requested $20 million in bond funding for improvements along 8 miles of Colfax Avenue from Monaco t...o Sheridan. Our project is now on the short list for consideration by the Mayor and City Council, BUT--funding has been cut by more than two-thirds to just $6 million. Unless we act now, we will miss the opportunity to make Colfax the main street we all want.
Please email the Mayor and our City Councilmembers by July 1; tell them you want the Colfax Corridor Pedestrian Improvements Project restored to the full $20 million!
Mayor Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Councilwoman Susman: MaryBeth.Susman@denvergov.org
Councilman Herndon: Christopher.Herndon@denvergov.org
Follow the link to get the full story ....http://colfaxmayfairbid.com/…/uplo…/2015/05/Social-Media.pdf
Your Favorite Main Street Needs YOU!
The four Colfax Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) that make up the Colfax Collaborative have requested $20 million in bond funding for improvements along 8 miles of Colfax Avenue, from Monaco to Sheridan. The project is now on the short list for consideration by the Mayor and City Council. BUT - funding has been cut by more than two-thirds to just $6 million. Unless we act now, we will miss a generational opportunity to make Colfax the walkable main street we all want and need.
Click the link below to email the Mayor and City Council and tell them you want the Colfax Corridor Improvements project restored to the full $20 million.
It is time to get your campout on. Check it out.