Waste Hauling History

This page contains a record of the City's Organized Waste Hauling program. City Council approved the related ordinance and agreements to institute the system at the June 15, 2020 business meeting. The City team implemented this program on July 5, 2021. Certain details may change as the program is developed.

At its June 15, 2020 business meeting, the Arvada City Council held a public hearing and approved the related ordinance and agreements to institute the system by a vote of 4 to 3. The program began with a partnership with Republic Services on July 5, 2021. 

Project Background

Arvada residents have consistently indicated that an efficient, organized waste hauling system is extremely important to them (85% in the 2015 community survey and two-thirds in the 2017 and 2019 Community surveys. In response to results from the Arvada Community Surveys and recommendations from the City's Sustainability Advisory Committee, the City of Arvada began exploring organized waste hauling in our community. The program is anticipated to identify options that would be safer, cleaner and less expensive for the community by:

  • Creating fewer trucks on the road (and less often) for:
    • Increased safety
    • Reduced road damage
    • Decreased noise and air pollution
  • Reducing costs to residents
  • Increasing recycling options
  • Increasing quality of customer service