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Eco-rally Electronic Recycling Collection Event

by Roberts Johnson and Rachel Diedrich, Real Estate B

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Residents may recycle their old electronic devices on Saturday, April 30, 2011 by scheduling an appointment to attend the "Eco-rally Electronic Recycling Collection Event."  Electronics recycling services will be offered at a significantly reduced price of $5 per vehicle (limit of 2 "screens" per vehicle, see below for more details).

1.  Sign up at DenverGov.org/EcoRally
2.  Choose your appointment time slot.
3.  Show up on April 30th at your scheduled appointment time with your electronic items.

LOCATION:  Auraria Campus, Tivoli Center, 900 Auraria Parkway

APPOINTMENT TIMES:  9:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Event Participation is by Appointment Only!

FEE:  $5 per vehicle, cash or check only.  Limit of 2 “screens” (televisions, monitors and/or laptops) per vehicle. Additional screens will cost an additional fee of $5 per screen.

ITEMS ACCEPTED:  Televisions, monitors, CPUs, laptops, printers, scanners, faxes, keyboards, mice, stereos, external hard drives and storage devices, cellular phones, telephones, DVRs, VCRs, digital cameras, video recorders, MP3 players, and some small appliances such as microwaves.

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED:  Air conditioners, large appliances, vacuum cleaners, car batteries or household batteries (rechargeable batteries okay).

The Eco-rally is an electronics recycling, education and engagement initiative that partners Comcast with the City and County of Denver and local consumers to address the serious environmental concern of TVs and electronics in landfills.  As residents are increasingly upgrading their televisions, computers and other electronics, they’ve put their older technology in storage or the trash.   The U.S. EPA estimates that between 1980 and 2005, 180 million electronic devices have accumulated in storage and in 2005 alone Americans threw away an estimated 1.5 million tons of e-waste.  It is important to know that electronic waste is potentially toxic and it can leach dangerous chemicals into our groundwater and pollute our air.  Additionally, by recycling electronics we can reduce the need to extract the planet’s natural resources to make more electronics components.  Comcast is proud that they were the first cable company to host an electronics recycling event.

This event is sponsored by Comcast, City of Denver Public Works, Solid Waste Management/Denver Recycles, and Metech.

Get your free mulch!

by Roberts Johnson and Rachel Diedrich, Real Estate B

Saturday, May 7, 2011, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Landscaping your yard just got cheaper.  The City & County of Denver will be holding its annual “Free Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale” on Saturday, May 7th, from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm (or while supplies last).

Main Free MULCH & COMPOST Sale Site:

Northeast: Havana Nursery, 10450 Smith Road, just south of I-70 on Havana Street.

Mulch and compost loader service for trucks and trailers, and dig-your-own.

Limit of 3 cubic yards of compost per vehicle.

Compost Prices: $3 per 10 gallon bag or $30.00 per cubic yard (plus tax).

 

“Dig-Your-Own” Free MULCH Sites:

Northeast: Fred Thomas Park, Quebec Street & 26th Avenue.

Northwest:  Sloan’s Lake Park, Sheridan Boulevard & 17th Avenue.

Southeast:  Veterans Park, Iowa Street. & Vine Street

Southwest:  Bear Creek Park, South of Dartmouth Avenue on Raleigh Street.

The free mulch is made by grinding up Christmas trees collected from residential homes during Denver’s Treecycle collection in January.  The compost is made from leaves collected in Denver’s LeafDrop program last fall.  This event is sponsored by Denver Recycles, a program of Denver Public Works Solid Waste Management section, Denver Parks & Recreation and A1 Organics.  Compost will only be sold at the Havana Nursery Site while supplies last.

Please remember:

To bring your own pitchfork or shovel and your own bags or containers to collect your supply of mulch or compost if you plan on digging your own from the pile;

Bring a tarp to cover your truck or trailer;

Due to limited quantities, Denver residents only;

Commercial vehicles are prohibited from taking or selling the City’s mulch.

Also this year:  Recycle your plastic flower pots at the Havana Nursery site.  Garden Centers of Colorado will be collecting plastic garden pots for recycling as part of this event. Plastic garden pots of any size or color, hanging baskets (with wires removed), carrying trays and flower pack holders will be accepted.  Plastic garden pots are also accepted for recycling anytime at local participating garden stores.  For a list of participating stores visit online at GardenCentersofColorado.org

 For more information about Denver Recycles programs call 3-1-1 or visit us online at DenverGov.org/DenverRecycles

Doors Open Denver

by Roberts Johnson and Rachel Diedrich, Real Estate B

Doors Open Denver 2011 will take place the weekend of April 16 and 17.  Residents and visitors will have the opportunity to experience Denver’s built environment in a special way—from inside many buildings that are not ordinarily open to the public.  Attendees will have access to more than 70 of Denver’s prominent architectural gems and lesser-known treasures.  These include corporate offices, mansions, architecture and design studios, hotels, commercial and retail buildings, museums, educational facilities and more.  Note that about half of the sites to be featured in 2011 are new to Doors Open Denver. 

Doors Open Denver is a FREE event.  Hours will be 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday.  Event headquarters will be located inside Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop.

Expert Tour participants must pre-register at event headquarters on the tour day to reserve a place.  Tours have limited capacity, but many tours will be offered more than once.  Registration will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Only two tickets per person and two tours per day/per person will be permitted.  Only those wishing to take expert tours need to come to event headquarters.  Self-guided experiences can start at any participating location. 

Complete information on Doors Open Denver 2011 will soon be available at www.DenverGov.org/DoorsOpenDenver

Doors Open Denver is taking place in celebration with Colorado Architecture Month.  Visit www.ColoradoArchitectureMonth.org for more information.

Denver Composting Pilot Program Continues in 2011

by Roberts Johnson and Rachel Diedrich, Real Estate B

Want to particapate in the City's composting program?  Denver is taking recycling to the next level by testing composting collection through a new pilot program. Organic materials like food, soiled paper and yard debris are the largest items we throw away in our landfill, and it is 100% compostable.  Denver’s Composting Collection Pilot Program Accepts Food, Soiled Paper and Yard Debris! Denver residents have proven they are great recyclers.

The composting collection program accepts organic material such as yard debris, food and soiled paper. The programs strictly prohibits any type of plastic, glass or metal as these are contaminants that prohibit the ability to compost the organic material. Unfortunately the program is not available to all areas at this time.

For a complete listing of where composting is available and to sign up your household, visit www.denvergov.com/recoth/CompostPilotProgram/tabid/431111/Default.aspx

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