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The recycling drop-off yard northwest of Hwy 93 and Golden Gate Canyon Drive is closed as of Friday, August 5. The drop-off site, a partnership between the City of Golden, Miller Coors, and Ball Container Corp., has been subject to increasingly frequent illicit dumping of household waste, construction debris, and even hazardous materials. Daily pickups of the recyclables from the site have not prevented the site from becoming a nuisance and dumping ground.
We will work with our partners at MillerCoors and Ball to see if there is an opportunity to provide this type recycling service without the problems currently associated with this site.
For now, folks are encouraged to sign up for recycling service as part of their curbside pickup service. If you are inside city limits, waste haulers are already required to provide recycling service as part of your monthly fee. If you live outside city limits, many haulers provide recycling service for an additional charge.
Lastly, the next closest drop off site is the H2R Center at 6240 W. 54th Ave Arvada, CO 80002.
Thank you for helping us keep Golden clean and for your participation in recycling.
Why use the Water Usage Monitoring System?
- View consumption over a period of time - see your water consumption down to the hour.
- Recognize possible leaks more quickly.
- Take control of your water use. With AquaHawk you don't have to wait for your bill to see how much water you use for everyday activities. You'll see how you're doing, not how you did.
- Set your own personal thresholds and receive text or email alerts.
Learn more on our Water Usage Monitoring page. From there you can register for a free account. All you need is your name, email address and your water account number in this format: 00-000000-000
The City of Golden water meter replacement project began in late March and will continue for several months until completed. Keystone Utility Systems is the City’s contractor for this project and is currently working all over the city. A typical residential replacement will take approximately 20 minutes; a commercial replacement may take several hours. If your meter is in a pit outside, you do not need to do anything. If you have an inside set meter you will need to contact Keystone and schedule an appointment. You can schedule via email at Office@keystoneutilities.com or by phone at 1-877-587-2279 between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Keystone has sent out notices to all residents and commercial accounts that will need to set an appointment for the replacement. To date, more than 2,400 units have been replaced. Appointments are available Monday through Saturday between approximately 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Please remove any items blocking access to the water meter before Keystone arrives to ensure a quick and trouble free replacement.
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 became 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!