Over the next three months, The Recycling Partnership, Falls Church, Virginia, will work with Denver Public Works to increase the city’s recycling rate. Denver Recycles, a program of Denver Public Works Solid Waste Management, provides every-other-week recycling collection and limited-access weekly composting collection to single-family homes (seven or fewer units) within the city and County of Denver. The city’s residential recycling program already outperforms the national average in terms of quality of material collected, but there is more material to be recovered, according to the partners.
The goal of the pilot is to find the best way to increase
“We plan to use this project to help increase our citywide recycling rate from 20 percent to our 2020 goal of 34 percent,” says Charlotte Pitt, manager, Denver Solid Waste Management. “This will not only benefit our residents and our
“We are excited to be working with the committed residents and city officials in Denver,” says Keefe Harrison, CEO of The Recycling Partnership. “The standard of residential service is already excellent, but there’s always room for improvement. Success in boosting Denver’s recycling performance will not only help locally, it will provide communities across America with the tools and proof points they need to make the most of their programs.”
A number of The Recycling Partnership’s 30
“Corporations are increasingly interested in achieving far-reaching sustainability goals, and recycling is a direct path to healthier communities, more jobs and climate action,” says Harrison. “Companies with a local presence, like Ball Corp., Anheuser Busch, and DanoneWave, are dedicated to directly supporting recycling in Denver while also building the circular economy.”
The Recycling Partnership engages the recycling supply chain—from the corporations that manufacture products and packaging to local government charged with recycling to industry