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Sustainability Programs

The City of Golden is committed to the promotion of environmental stewardship and resource efficiency in our community.

Whether you're looking to reduce your carbon footprint, save on energy and water costs, or contribute to a more sustainable future, the following programs offer valuable opportunities for residents and businesses alike.

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Curbside Mattress & Appliance Recycling Program

The City of Golden now offers curbside appliance and mattress recycling to all single family and townhomes within the city limits of Golden.

Pick-ups may be scheduled by phone or online, but certain restrictions apply, so please read additional information carefully.

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Garden In A Box

Every spring, Golden and Resource Central offer these professionally designed, perennial garden kits to encourage the replacement of high-water lawns with low-water plants in an effort to reduce outdoor water usage.

  • A limited number of $25 discounts are available to Golden water customers.
  • Gardens go on sale each March for pickup and planting in May and June, and again in June for pickup and planting in August and September.
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Slow the Flow Sprinkler Evaluations

Available through Resource Central, Slow the Flow sprinkler evaluations help Golden residents use their water wisely.

  • Gain knowledge about your system
  • Get a customized watering schedule
  • Learn ways to improve efficiency and reduce water waste

Resource Central’s on-site irrigation audits are available to Golden residents and qualifying business and HOA properties for FREE.

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Waterwise Yard Seminar

Available through Resource Central, these FREE online seminars are taught by local landscape and horticultural professionals.

Seminar topics range from low-water landscape design, xeric plant selection, smart irrigation, and more.

Get your landscaping questions answered and learn how to keep your yard looking great while using less water. Both novice and advanced gardeners are sure to learn something new. 

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Lawn Replacement Program

Golden is offering up to $500 per project to water customers who replace their irrigated lawns with waterwise gardens through the Resource Central Lawn Replacement Program.

Please use follow erosion control measures during your landscape conversion.

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