Denver Trash Schedule 2023 (Holidays, Pickup, Recycling, Bulk)

Find your Denver Trash Schedule for 2023 including holidays, recycling, and bulk pickup.

Denver is in the state of Colorado and surrounded by Thornton, Boulder, Lakewood, Longmont, Aurora and Colorado Springs to the south.

If there’s a change to your trash collection schedule, there may also be a change to the street sweeping schedule so verify that too.

Denver Holiday Trash Schedule

In 2023, service will be delayed one day following the holidays listed below:

  • 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.

Bulk Trash Schedule (Large Item Pickup)

Bulk trash (sometimes referred to as “large”, “big”, or “heavy” item) pickup service occurs once a month on the same day of the week as your regular trash collection day.

Visit the city’s website and enter your address to find your exact schedule:

Denver Trash Collection Map

The Denver garbage collection schedule is determined by where you live. Click the map below to enter your address and find out when pickup happens in your neighborhood.

Denver Trash Schedule Map

Denver Recycling Schedule

There are 9 different trash, recycling and compost collection districts. Beginning January 3rd 2023 pickup day is either Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.

Click the pickup map below to find out when your address is scheduled.

Denver Trash Collection Districts | Trash, Recycling & Compost

Trash Collection App

The city of Denver provide an Apple and Android App to help you keep up to dates on the trash schedules



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Frequently Asked Questions

When is trash day in Denver?

Enter your address on this city website to find the trash day for you.

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection in Denver starts at 7am

When is large item pickup (also called “big trash” or “bulk pickup”)?

Visit to find your bulk pickup day

Did we miss anything?

We do our best to keep this site up-to-date but if we missed something please let us know in the comments.

Or if you have any questions about your trash or garbage schedule please post them in the comments.


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4 thoughts on “Denver Trash Schedule 2023 (Holidays, Pickup, Recycling, Bulk)”

  1. No one seems to know when the large item pickup day is for my neighborhood. Finding anything on your so called system is rediculous. Large items are piled high on the streets for weeks before someone comes to pick it up. Do you think you could give us a site that clearly states dates of large item pick up by zip code. Your site is so convoluted it’s rediculous. I guess I’ll just pile my large items along with the rest of the folks and wait a couple of weeks for someone to come along and pick it all up. I don’t own a WEB site.


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