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Guiding Golden is the City of Golden community engagement platform where anyone interested in issues impacting our city can get more information and share feedback.
A Golden City Council Forum hosted by LGAA took place on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 6 to 8 p.m.
Customers of the City’s waste collection program are seeing changes as the City transitions from GFL Environmental to Republic Services and begins to offer expanded services.
- Addition of Organics collection for every household that is participating in the City program. Organics will be collected every other week, alternating weeks with recycle collection.
- One (1) Free Large Item trash pickup per household per year. Call (303) 277-TRASH to schedule a curbside pickup anytime.
- Improvements to Alley Collection. More convenient alley service with smaller trucks to navigate tight spaces in all weather conditions. With the new service, you can now keep your carts on your property’s side of the alley.
- Day of Service Changes. Look for a postcard from Republic with your customized service day.
- New Pricing. Rates are changing on September 1. Organics collection is included in the new pricing and is not extra.
For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit the Trash & Recycling page.
Visit our Striving for Racial Equity page at www.guidinggolden.com/striving-for-racial-equity
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.