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Q: What can be recycled at Colorado Convention Center?
A: The CCC operates a single stream recycling program. This means that at each trash can, you will find a recycling bin. In this bin we accept: paper, aluminum and tin, glass (all colors), and plastic containers with the numbers 1-6 on the bottom.

Q: How do we donate leftover conference materials?
A: We have a Reclaim Room at the center to help accommodate unused or unwanted conference materials that can be reused. If interested in donating materials, please consolidate into one location (preferably on the Exhibit Hall level if possible). Contact the Sustainable Program Manager at 303.681.1768 or contact your Event Manager to let them know you would like to donate these materials and the pickup location.

Q: What materials are accepted in the Reclaim Room?
A: Common items for the Reclaim Room include: vinyl banners, water bottles, conference bags, conference giveaways, and set props. If you have questions about what can be donated please contact the Sustainable Programs Manager at 303.681.1768 or ask your Event Manager.

Q: Where do these materials go?
A: There are several outlets for these materials. Some of these include the following:

Q: Can I have compost collection happen at my event?
A: The CCC has a compost collection program in the back of house. This program collects food waste, paper towels, and yard waste. If you would like to implement a Front of House compost program for your attendees, we offer two options.

Q: What are your green cleaning policies?
A: The CCC has a very advanced green cleaning policy focusing on both practices and products. Over 90% of our house cleaning materials are either certified by Green Seal or the equivalent. 

Q: Do you utilize types of alternative energy?
A: The CCC has a 300kw roof top solar array that generates an average of 400,000kwh each year.

Q: My group would like to offer a volunteer project while in Denver. What do you recommend?
A: VISIT DENVER has compiled a list of local volunteer opportunities for groups. Visit their Voluntourism page to learn more

Q: We would like to calculate and offset our event’s carbon footprint. Can you help?
A: The VISIT DENVER website has a FREE Carbon Calculator. This calculates attendee, supplier, and organizer travel, as well as use of the venue. The calculator is connected to the Colorado Carbon Fund which helps to support projects located in Colorado. For more information, visit

Other questions or ideas?
Contact Lindsay Arell, Sustainable Program Manager at 303.681.1768

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