Ten-digit dialing is necessary throughout
metro Denver; and all addresses are in
Colorado unless otherwise noted.
Digital Cable, High-Speed Internet and
Digital Home Phone
Intermountain Rural Electric
Xcel Energy-Public Service
Company of Colorado
DIRECT SAT TV
(an authorized DIRECTTV® dealer)
Arapahoe County Water and
In the city and county of Denver, residents
can sign up for recycling and view pickup
schedules for trash, recycling and large items
online at www.denvergov.org/recycle. Recycling service in Denver is free. In addition,
e-mail reminders can be set up to arrive
automatically the day before each scheduled
pickup. Residents can also download an app
for their smart phone that will send them
reminders about pickup days.
Depending on the location of their home,
some Denver residents are eligible to enroll
in Denver’s Compost Collection Program.
Green bins are provided and participants are
required to pay about $30 each quarter.
Residents are provided trash collection
services by dumpster service, manual
collection and automated barrel collection.
Dumpsters are provided only in some neighborhoods with alleyways.
In manual collection areas, crews physically pick up trash containers from the alley
or curb and empty them into a truck. With
automated barrel collection, the city issues
residents 100-gallon trash barrels, and crews
empty these barrels in specially equipped
trucks. Trash containers must be stored out
of public view until collection day.
Residents outside of the city and county of
Denver must contract for trash collection
service, and those services vary, depending
on location. In some cases, a waste removal
contractor may already be set up for your
area. Contact your city for information about trash collection and recycling
Denver Waste Management
CAR REGISTRATION +
DRIVER’S LICENSE INFO
Vehicle Registration/Inspection: New
Coloradoans are required to get the state’s
license plates within 90 days of establishing
residency or employment. Two exceptions
to this regulation are out-of-state students
and military personnel—as long as they
have valid plates from their home state.
Each county handles its own motor vehicle
registrations, mailing annual notices to remind
residents to register. To register a car, the owner
must bring a valid emissions sticker, vehicle
identification number verification, lien holder
information, title, and current registration.
Driver’s License: New residents are also
required to apply for a state driver’s license
within 30 days of establishing residency. If your
current driver’s license is valid, you won’t need
to take a driving test, but you’ll need to pass a
brief written exam and eye test. Licenses are
valid for five years and then must be renewed.
Again, two exceptions to this regulation are
out-of-state students and military personnel
who have a valid home state license.
Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles
1881 Pierce Street, Lakewood, 80214
FULL-SERVICE DRIVER’S LICENSE OFFICES
Aurora 14391 E. Fourth Ave. 303-344-8400
Boulder 2850 Iris Ave. 303-442-3006
Denver Central 1865 W. Mississippi Ave., Ste C 303-937-9507
Denver NE 4685 Peoria St., Ste 115 303-373-0161
Fort Collins 3030 S. College Ave., Ste 100 970-494-9806
Golden 16950 W. Colfax Ave., Ste. 104 720-497-1182
Littleton 311 E.County Line Rd. 303-795-5954
Longmont 917 S. Main St. 303-776-4073
Northglenn 11900 N. Washington St. 720-929-8636
Parker 17924 Cottonwood Drive 303-627-0985
LIMITED-SERVICE DRIVER’S LICENSE OFFICES
Loveland 118 E. 29th St. 970-667-7237
LIMITED-SERVICE NON-TESTING OFFICES
Aurora 15400 E. 14th Pl. 303-795-5954
Castle Rock 301 Wilcox St. 303-627-0985
Centennial 6954 S. Lima St. 303-795-5954
Lakewood 1881 Pierce St. 303-205-5609