The Mile High City will forever be Denver’s nickname, but if its nickname was to be reflective of its current mindset, the 21st century motto has revolved around ‘Sustainability’. Denver has been dedicated to keeping its metro area clean for years as one of the most proactive metropolitans in terms of recycling, sustainable energy and a combination of both in its new construction development. The latter is reflected in LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) ratings for which government is providing incentives nationwide to both commercial and residential construction projects.

The idea of sustainability represents the capacity to endure, and is reflected in environmental, economic and social pursuits. It is especially relevant in the construction industry, as projects with green initiatives and LEED certifications are not only given government funding, but are also meeting environmental and sustainable guidelines. Construction sites can meet such guidelines whether the site is a home remodel, gas station renovation, windmill construction or the building of a skyscraper. Regardless of the purpose, the site will have enough debris that will require disposal by way of construction dumpsters. The way in which these dumpsters are disposed is what determines whether the construction meets sustainable ideals. Projects that can sort materials into separate roll off dumpsters (wood, steel, natural debris,etc), meet LEED ratings as well as sustainable ideals. The same thing goes for projects and homes that take extra measures to recycle and/or compost trash and materials.

It is important to keep sustainability in mind when renting dumpsters in Denver, whether it be for residential or commercial use. However, in some cases, such as a home cleanup and remodel, mixing household trash and construction debris in one roll of dumpster is unavoidable – and that dumpster will need to be dumped at the general debris landfill. The same thing goes for a larger scale product that cannot sort debris into multiple dumpsters. When it is possible, it is best for the environment, community and your own success to implement sustainable ideals.