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Community Pride Days in Golden happens on September 18-19 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Customers of the City’s waste collection program are seeing changes as the City transitions from GFL Environmental to Republic Services.
Republic has already begun trash service, will begin recycle service the week of September 7, and the new organics service on the week of September 13.
As changes to the program take effect there are some important dates to know:
- September 9th: GFL will collect older green/yard waste carts this Thursday for participants in the previously voluntary organics collection program. Please leave your old GFL/Alpine/EDS/WM green carts out for collection on that day.
- Week of September 6th: All customers will experience a one day delay in trash and recycling collection due to the Labor Day holiday. Please have your trash and recycle carts out one day after your new service day. New organics cart deliveries will also continue to take place this week. If you did not make a cart selection, the standard 32 gallon cart will be delivered to you.
- September 13th: The new organics collection service will take place this week, please have your organics cart out with your trash cart on your usual service day.
For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit the Trash & Recycling page.
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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.