Denver/CO Resources

Here are some green resources available here in Denver.

-> RECYCLING

Denver Recycles
1390 Decatur Street / Denver, CO 80204-2215
3-1-1 (or 720-913-1311 if dailing outside of Denver)
E-mail: DenverRecycles@ci.denver.co.us
Website

Waste Management Colorado
2400 W. Union Ave. / Englewood, CO 80110-5354
Phone (303)797-1600 – Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Web: www.wmcolorado.com

Recycling plastic bags
These establishments have visible collections bins for plastic bag recycling:

  • Whole Foods
  • Albertson’s
  • Wal-Mart

Waste Management Recycling Center Locator
Web Address: www.wmcolorado.com
Click the “Recycle” link on side and then “Recycling Center Locator.” Searches for closest centers to you. Call Waste Management to confirm site location at 303-336-0178.

5R Processors, Ltd.
Parker, CO 80134
720-851-5007 – Call for hours.
Web: www.5rprocessors.com
Service fees apply. Recycles fluorescent bulbs, plus electronic equipment, monitors, printers, CPU’s, servers, scanners, laptops, FAX machines, copiers, TV’s, phones, batteries, telecommunications equipment, audio visual equipment, typewriters, calculators, main frame equipment, circuit boards, wire/cabling, uninterruptable power supplies, video boards, and miscellaneous electrical equipment.

Unwanted Appliances
2300 West 2nd Ave. #3 / Denver, CO 80223
303-430-7142 – Call for hours.
Web: www.unwanted.com
Service fees apply. Please contact the company for more information.

Jerry & Son Restaurant Grease Recycling
1321 W. 71st Pl. / Denver, CO 80221
303-429-6423 – Mon. – Fri., Noon – 3 PM
Accepts vegetable and cooking oil. Liquids must be in sealed containers.

Eco-Cycle/City of Boulder
Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials (CHaRM)

303-444-6634 – Open Mon. – Sat., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fees apply. Accepts items like plastic lawn chairs, plastic crates, cooking oil, kiddie pools, plastic watering cans and more.

-> COMPOSTING

The following are local metro Denver garden stores that sell composting bins.

  • City Floral Greenhouse, 1440 Kearney St., Denver (303)399-1177
  • Country Fair Garden Center, 2190 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver (303) 757-4949
  • Groundcovers Greenhouse, 4301 E. Iliff Ave., Denver (303) 758-8957
  • Smith & Hawken Home and Garden Store, 268 Detroit St., Denver (303) 329-6938
  • Echter’s Greenhouse and Gardens, 5150 Garrison St., Arvada (303) 424-7979
  • Tagawa Florist and Garden Center, 7711 S. Parker Rd., Aurora (303) 690-4722
  • McGuckin’s Hardware, 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder (303) 443-1822

Composting Classes:

Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) : usually from mid-May through October. Call DUG at (303) 292-9900 to register, or visit their web site at www.dug.org.
Master Composter
: usually begins in December and classes start in early March.

-> SERVICES / SHOPPING

Revolution Cleaners
258 S Downing St. / Denver, CO 80209
Phone: (303) 733-6557
Eco-friendly dry cleaner uses industrial carbon dioxide gasses to clean clothes – it’s a gentle, no-waste process.

 

Eco-Products
3640 Walnut St. / Boulder, CO 80301
Phone: (303) 449-1876
From recycled plastic benches to environmentally friendly cleaning supplies and compostable “Styrofoam” containers.

Door-To-Door Organics
815 Denargo Market / Denver, CO 80216
Phone: (303) 297-3636
Web: http://denver.doortodoororganics.com//index.php
Get your organic fruits and vegetables delivered right to your door; the company emphasizes using locally grown produce when possible.

Boutique Apartments
1355 Pearl St Ste 208 / Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303) 333-3773
Web: http://www.boutiqueapartments.com/

Live in eco-friendly style at these completely green apartment complexes around Denver.
The electricity used in all of the Boutique Apartment buildings’ common areas comes from WindSource, instead of from coal.

Sunflower Market
Web: www.sfmarkets.com

Denver
2880 S. Colorado Blvd. / Denver, Colorado 80222-6618
Store Hours: Monday-Sunday 7:00AM – 11:00PM
Phone: 303.758.4400

4700 W. 38th Ave. / Denver, CO 80212
Store Hours: Monday-Sunday 7:00AM – 10:00PM
Phone: 303.433.2350

1980 E. County Line Rd. / Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
Store Hours: Monday-Sunday 7:00AM – 10:00PM
Phone: 303.243.5060

Whole Foods
Web: www.wholefoods.com

Belmar
444 South Wadsworth Blvd. / Lakewood, CO 80226
303.935.5000
Store hours: 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m. seven days a week.

Denver
Cherry Creek
2375 E. First Ave. / Denver, CO 80206
720.941.4100
Store hours: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. seven days a week.

7400 E. Hampden Ave. / Hampden Ave & Tamarac/ Denver, CO 80231
303.488.2000
Store Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.

Highlands Ranch
9366 South Colorado Blvd, Ste B / Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
303.470.6003
Store hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.

Vitamin Cottage (a home-grown Colorado business)
Web: www.vitamincottage.com

Arvada
7745 N. Wadsworth Blvd. / Arvada, CO

Aurora
15270 E. Hampden – Unit A / Aurora, CO

Boulder
2355 30th St. / Boulder, CO

Denver
2375 15th St. / Denver, CO
5231 Leetsdale Dr. / Denver, CO
5058 E. Hampden Ave. / Denver, CO

Marczyk Fine Foods
770 E. 17th Ave. 80203
Phone: (303) 894-9499
Hours: Monday-Saturday 8am-8pm Sunday 10am-8pm
Web: www.marczykfinefoods.com
Specializing in natural meats, organic produce, gorgeous artisan cheeses, and fine wines.

Colorado Green Weddings and Events
Daphne Webb – Event Planner
Denver, COLORADO
Phone: 303.322.8113
Email: admin@coloradogreenweddingsandevents.com
Web: www.coloradogreenweddingsandevents.com
CGWE offers service for events of all sizes, including weddings and receptions, house parties, nonprofit fundraisers, political events, conferences and more. Despite natural differences among the events, there are several considerations which remain constant during the planning phase: monitoring waste quantity, supporting local business, purchasing organic products, and minimizing emissions by reducing transportation to venue sites.

Metro Taxi
Phone: 303-333-3333
Web: www.metrotaxidenver.com
Metro Taxi, one of Denver’s top transportation services for the last 25 years, recently joined in the pursuit of sustainability with a goal to gradually convert its entire fleet of 500 vehicles to hybrid models by the year 2010, making it one of the most environmentally progressive taxi services in the nation. – greenprintdenver.org

Plastic Fencing Products
1600 W. Evans Ave. Unit J / Englewood, CO 80110
Email: Sales@PFProducts.com
Phone: 303-975-0033 / Toll Free: 800-235-7940
Web: www.pfproducts.com
“Plastic Fencing Products (PFP) is a local manufacturer of plastic fencing line posts, end and gate posts, rails, gate frames, and pickets.
Unlike traditional plastic fencing which is made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a thermoplastic polymer that has come under recent scrutiny for potential environmental and human health concerns, PFP’s products are composed of recycled high-density polyethylene (HDPE) – the same type of plastic found in milk jugs and other food containers. Plastic Fencing Products offers a unique, sustainable alternative to wood as one method for reducing their ecological footprint.” – greenprintdenver.org

Jai Tire
Phone: 1-800-795-TIRE
Email: Michele@jaitire.com
Web: www.jaitire.com
“Sustainability is the name-of-the-game for JaiTire not only because their product line is composed of recycled materials but also because the business embraces other internal recycling methods throughout their manufacturing process to maintain a high level of resource reuse.
JaiTire begins by obtaining used tires from scrap yards where old vehicles are disposed of, and from tire dealers. Once the tires reach the warehouse, they are recycled through three machines which grind the rubber into specific sizes for topdressing, playground cover, horse arena footing, landscape material, and flexible surfacing.” – greenprintdenver.org
-> RESTAURANTS

 

Mercury Café (a personal favorite – this is where my hubby & I went on our first date)
2199 California St. / Denver, CO 80205
Phone: (303) 294-9281
Tuesday-Sunday 5:30 – 11:00pm (not open for lunch on Weekdays)
Brunch Sat and Sun 9am – 3pm
Web: www.mercurycafe.com
The Mercury specializes in Organic Colorado Cuisine, Community Theatre, and Community Dancing.
Continuing their progressive development, they are in the process of installing 12 more solar panels on the roof, along with more wind turbines. Eventually the Mercury hopes to go off-the-grid, becoming a self-powered establishment. 99 percent of the menu’s meals are made from local, organic food. Additionally, Mercury hires staff from neighborhoods in close proximity to the restaurant. This way, the Mercury establishes its locality and further reduces its carbon footprint by minimizing employee travel. – greenprintdenver.org

Panzano
909 17th St. / Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 296-3525
Web: www.panzano-denver.com
“Enjoy Panzano’s contemporary Northern Italian cuisine in a spectacular urban setting with uncompromised service and wines. Featuring dishes such as Tonna Tartare, ahi tuna with avocado, white truffle oil and house-made fettuccini, Panzano sprinkles a little bit of Italy in the heart of Denver.” The food at Panzano is 85 percent organic, locally grown and seasonal. – citysearch.com

The Kitchen
1039 Pearl St. / Boulder, CO 80302
Phone: (303) 544-5973
Web: www.thekitchencafe.com
“The Kitchen uses fresh, organic and local ingredients to produce great, simple food. The Kitchen’s commitment to offering fresh, eclectic dishes is a unique compliment to its exceptional service and community atmosphere. Complete with a wine lounge open Tuesday through Saturday upstairs, The Kitchen is a perfect place to spend an evening.” – citysearch.com

 

Watercourse Foods
837 E 17th Ave. / Denver, CO 80218
Phone: (303) 832-7313
Web: www.watercoursefoods.com

“A crowd of starving vegans, righteous vegetarians, Capitol Hill residents and healthy eaters gathers here. The true gems of this earthy establishment are the French toast and buckwheat pancakes. Both are sweet and remarkable in texture and taste. The scrambled tofu is yummy. Lunch is loaded with macrobiotic plates and veggie wraps.” – citysearch.com

Potager (another personal favorite)
1109 Ogden St. / Denver, CO 80218-2809
Phone: (303) 832-5788
“Clatter from the open kitchen echoes throughout the spacious, high-ceilinged dining room, which features large windows, wine racks and an elegant wine bar. The outdoor patio houses fresh herbs and vegetables. The eclectic menu is seasonally inspired: hearty vegetables are incorporated during winter, vibrant greens and fresh fruit are used through the growing season. The signature souffle includes flavors of goat cheese and herbs. Roasted chicken includes thin slices of lemon beneath the crispy skin.” – citysearch.com

Swimclub32
3628 West 32nd Ave. / Denver, Colorado 80211
Phone: 720.889.7946
Web: www.swimclub32.com
“swimclub 32’s foundation in sustainability begins with the basics: energy use. The restaurant is 100 percent wind powered from a plant in Golden, Colorado.
Green elements are infused throughout the interior, such as wood flooring and tabletops that come from sustainable resources and fair trade operations. Food served to patrons is sourced from local farmers and food producers nationwide who eliminate pesticides and herbicides from their growing methods. And, the restaurant serves wine and sake from small artisans who use biodynamic and organic ingredients to create the highest quality handcrafted beverages.” – greenprint.org

 

 

 

 

 

-> MISCELLANEOUS

Stop Junk Mail
Remove your name from mailing databases and stop receiving junk mail.
www.dmaconsumers.org/cgi/offmailinglist
Or send a postcard with your name(s) and address to the DMA asking to be removed from their mailing list. Note that mail addressed to “resident” or “occupant” cannot be stopped through the DMA.

Direct Marketing Association
Mail Preference Service / P.O. Box 282 / Carmel, NY 10512
212-768-7277
www.dmaconsumers.org

Stop Credit Card Mail Offers
To eliminate credit card promotional mailings, call 1-888-567-8688 (that’s 888-5OPT-OUT) or visit www.optoutprescreen.com. You will have the opportunity to choose either a five-year removal or a permanent removal.

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