Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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 your Event Manager to let them know you would like to donate these materials and the pickup location.

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 ask your Event Manager.

A: There are several outlets for these materials. Some of these include the following:

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.

  • Option 1: We place a compost bin at each trash and recycling bin, creating a Resource Recovery station. These stations need to be attended to by volunteers that help ensure only compostable materials go into the compost bin. This is a great opportunity to educate your attendees on your sustainable goals and the waste stream.
  • Option 2: The client works with Centerplate to ensure that all materials coming out of the food function are compostable. This includes all elements of the box lunch (no chip bags or cookie wrappers). We place compost collection bins in food areas only.

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.

A: The CCC has a 300kw roof top solar array that generates an average of 400,000kwh each year.

A: VISIT DENVER has compiled a list of local volunteer opportunities for groups. Visit their Voluntourism page to learn more

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 https://www.denver.org/denver-meetings-conventions/sustainability/event-travel-carbon-calculator/

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

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