More Large Item Trash Pick-up Happening in 2016
Denver residents can now put out large items for pick-up every four weeks instead of every six. A maximum of five large items (mattresses, couches, etc.) and 10 bags of trash can be collected at one time. Items must be outside by 7am on the scheduled day. Neighborhoods have different pick-up weeks—the schedule is available at DenverGov.org/DenverRecycles. The next Northeast Denver pick up is February 16-20.
Skip the DMV, Renew Online
The City of Denver’s online service website, pocketgov.com, has a new feature that allows residents to renew car registration and pay online without going into Denver Motor Vehicles. Residents can also use pocketgov.com to pay parking tickets, sign up for trash and recycling pickup, report potholes or graffiti and more. To suggest new services or submit comments on the tool, users can click on the “Site Feedback” button at the bottom of any pocketgov.com page.
Travel Stress Free with Transit Tracker
In January, Denver became available on Transit Tracker, a free app that tracks upcoming departure times for all nearby transit lines. The app is used in more than 100 cities in the U.S. and Europe. Using real-time data, the app allows the user to plan a trip, set reminders, and get notified about disruptions. If public transit is not cooperating one day, the user can also request an Uber, book a car2go or see the closest bike-share station. Download the app at https://appsto.re/us/nbtSD.i
All Denver Parents Can Get Tuition Support in Denver Preschool Program
Every 4-year-old living in the City and County of Denver can get tuition support at a quality preschool thanks to the Denver Preschool Program (DPP). DPP is a non-profit organization funded by a dedicated preschool sales tax. Denver voters, in 2014, approved the renewal of this tax through 2026.
Students who attend high quality preschools are more likely to graduate high school, own a home, and have a well-paying job, according to DPP. Through the program, families can choose from more than 250 preschools in the metro Denver area. DPP offers tuition support based on family size and income, the quality of the preschool chosen, and the child’s level of attendance.
Upon acceptance into the program, DPP sends letters to families and the preschools with tuition credits to be deducted directly from a family’s monthly bill.
To learn more, peruse the list of preschools, calculate your tuition credit, or enroll your student, visit dpp.org. To contact the Denver Preschool Program e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303.595.4377.