Seasonal Cleanups & Snow Removal
Spring, Fall and Winter Cleanups
- sweeps the streets in early May to remove cinders from the winter.
- provides several collection dates for leaves in the fall.
- provides a location to deposit Christmas trees.
Snow Removal Issues
SidewalksResidents are required to remove both snow and ice from sidewalks within 24 hours after the precipitation stops. Snow or ice that cannot be removed without injury to the sidewalk should be treated with sand or other abrasive material. A shovel width path is all that is required to be cleared. It is unnecessary to clear the entire sidewalk area. Snow should not be thrown back into streets but can be piled at the curb line where it will not impede clearing operations or traffic movement. Residents can help avoid street flooding and freezing by clearing snow from on top of catch basins and away from gutters. It is suggested when opening driveways that the last portion of snow at your driveway entrance be left in place until after street clearing operations are completed. This will save you the aggravation of having the snow plow redeposit snow back into your driveway.
Snow and Ice Control
Property Owners' Responsibilities
Any person, firm or corporation owning any property within the Borough shall remove all accumulations of snow or ice within the sidewalk within twenty-four (24) hours after the ceasing of the snowfall or ice storm, or the formation of ice. No person, firm or corporation shall deposit or cause to be deposited any snow, ice, hail or sleet upon a plowed portion of a Borough street or road.
The Borough's Public Works Department provides winter maintenance and snow removal services to all Borough and State roads in Denver. Streets will be plowed when the snow accumulates to two (2) or more inches and the snow continues to fall. Snow emergency routes and major arteries will be cleared first. Streets feeding the main arteries will be cleared second, with all other streets being cleared, and cul-de-sacs and alleys cleared last.