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The semi-annual spring yard waste collection is coming up next week during the week of May 2!
Yard wastes should be placed at or near where your trash is collected by 7 a.m. on your regular designated service day. Material may be placed in reusable containers of your choice or in compostable bags available for purchase at Meyers Hardware, The Home Depot and other home improvement stores. Yard waste for this collection includes grass clippings, pine needles, leaves, weeds, branches, sawdust, ground or chipped wood.
Guidelines do apply, so read below carefully.
Semi-Annual Yard Waste Collection Guidelines
- This yard waste collection is available to Golden’s Pay‐As‐You‐Throw trash and recycling customers only.
- Yard Waste may be placed where your trash is collected on your designated day, in a reusable container of your choice.
- Yard Waste should be placed for collection by 7 a.m. on your designated collection day during the week of the collection.
- Yard Waste for this collection is grass clippings, pine needles, leaves, weeds and branches that are no longer than 4 feet and no larger than 4 inches in diameter, untreated and unpainted lumber, sawdust, ground or chipped wood.
- Branches may be bundled with string, yarn or rope ‐ please do not use wire for bundling. Bundles should be 4 feet in length and no more than 2 feet in diameter.
- Yard waste will be limited to 3 cubic yards per resident which is equivalent to: 1) an area that is approximately 4 feet x 4 feet x 4 feet. or 2) 21 compostable 30 gallon bags.
- This yard waste will be recycled. Please do not contaminate this material with any of the following: NO food waste (fruits, vegetables, etc.); plastic; dirt; cactus; tree stumps; branches greater than 4 inches in diameter; ashes; animal waste; treated lumber; logs; old garden hoses; broken flower pots.
- No construction material is allowed for this service. Plastic bags are not allowed.
- Material that is not bundled, not in reusable containers or in non‐compostable plastic bags will not be picked up.
- Compostable bags can be purchased at Meyers Hardware and The Home Depot.
Community Pride Days is happening this weekend, April 30 and May 1 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. rain, snow or shine! The facility could close temporarily if it begins to lightening, but will be reopened once conditions were again deemed safe.
Please remember, Community Pride Days are for residents living within the city limits only. Proof of residency (a current driver’s license or most recent Golden water bill) is required in order to participate in this event. Remember that many Golden mailing addresses are not within the city limits. To determine if you are within city limits, use the Jefferson County Address Wizard.
It's also worth remembering the guidelines about what is and is not accepted.
Unlimited paper shredding
Tires & tree brush
Items Not Accepted
There is also free mulch at the lot for Golden residents to load themselves, although Parks staff will be on hand to assist.
Do you know a young adult who is considering a career in law enforcement, or would be interested to learn how and why police do what they do? For one week in June, young adults between the ages of 13 and 17 will have the opportunity to experience what Golden Police officers and Police employees do in an action-filled hands-on environment.
The Youth Citizens’ Academy is packed full of fun including searching a building for suspects, touring a jail, learning about SWAT operations, investigating a traffic accident and collecting evidence from a mock crime scene. This is a very entertaining way to learn about your local law enforcers and the laws that guide them.
Hurry, online applications close at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 16. To apply, you must be between the ages of 13 and 17 (13 year olds must have completed 7th grade). The academy is one week long; June 13 to 17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p. m. You must be able to attend all five days. It is preferred applicants are enrolled in schools within the city limits of Golden.
To apply, visit our Volunteer page.
The City of Golden held a public meeting on April 27, 2016 at the Golden Community Center, 1470 10th St. The presentation included three design alternatives that are the result of the previous public meetings on this project.
Initial plans for the proposed traffic calming on 19th Street from Parfet Estates Drive to Goldenvue Drive were presented in a public meeting in July 2014, and based upon public input they were revised for a September 2014 meeting. Three common public input themes emerged from these meetings:
- Neighborhood residents desire a wider sidewalk on the north side of 19th.
- Cyclists and drivers did not like the proposed narrow, separated downhill bike lane.
- Cyclists were concerned that the proposed uphill bike lane was too narrow and would not allow faster cyclists to pass slower ones safely.
The three alternatives that were presented accommodate these concerns to varying degrees, so we need your input on what you would like to see for this project. If you missed the meeting, you can still give us your feedback on the form below; you will rate your project preference from one to three. One form may be submitted per email address. Below that is the powerpoint presentation given at the public meeting.
For more information, contact City Engineer, Vince Auriemma, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join friends, neighbors, and other community stakeholders for a FREE workshop to learn about the upcoming North Ford Street Walking Audit, then join us for the audit!
Here’s what we’ll cover in the training:
- Deﬁne a walk audit
- Help you to understand the study area (Walking Audit Scope Map )
- Introduce tools used to conduct a walking audit
Our ability to comfortably walk throughout Golden is important to our quality of life including our health, environmental quality and local economy. Focusing on a section of N. Ford Street, this group exercise will empower you to evaluate what it’s like to walk in the area, whether for work, school, errands or exercise. Is it pleasant and inviting, or unsafe and diﬃcult?
The Walking Audit Training will take place on Tuesday, May 3 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Hillside Community Church at 103 North Ford Street in Golden.
The actual North Ford Street Walking Audit will be conducted on Wednesday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to noon at Hillside Community Church.
*You do not have to attend this training in order to participate in the audit.
Our experience and impressions will inform an Active Living Framework Plan to guide the work of the Jeﬀerson County Active Living Coalition over the next two years.
Golden, Colorado is rich with culture, outdoor activities, scenic beauty, thriving businesses, and friendly people, but the City’s origins are largely thanks to another valuable resource – gold. A small amount of gold discovered in Clear Creek attracted the area’s earliest settlers in the mid-19th century and Golden City quickly become an important supply stop for gold miners seeking their fortunes in the adjacent mountains. Farmers soon discovered the rich soil in the valley that is now home to the Coors complex, and Golden City further swelled as coal mining and clay extraction industries settled in the area, utilizing the region’s ample natural resources. Golden City became the capital of the federally recognized Colorado Territory in 1862, and the territorial legislature met from 1862 to 1867 in the building that is now home to the Old Capitol Grill restaurant. By the end of the 1860s, Golden City had been elected the seat of Jefferson County and the capital of the provisional Jefferson Territory. Locals were outraged when neighboring Denver snagged the honor of becoming capital of the newly formed state in 1876, but the loss of name distinction did nothing to dampen Golden’s vital growth – business was booming. Today, with the official name of City of Golden, the town continues to thrive. It offers residents and visitors an abundance of recreational, cultural and culinary opportunities. Come live, work and play with us in our modern town with an old west flair!