The Metro District Green Page

The Highlands Ranch Metro District is committed to fostering and promoting responsible environmental stewardship in the community.


What We’re Doing to Conserve Resources

  • Our fleet includes two hybrid vehicles.
  • A no idle policy requires staff to turn off their vehicles when not being driven.
  • All mulch generated by the Forestry section is used in parks and parkway landscaping or given away free to homeowners.
  • We are transitioning all community holiday light displays to energy efficient LED lights.
  • Recycling containers are located in high-use parks throughout the community.
  • Waterless urinals are used at Falcon Park and Civic Green Park.
  • Solar powered locks and lights are used at park restrooms.
  • Organic waste bins placed at community gardens keep waste out of the landfill.
  • A fence replacement program replaces aging parkway fence with new Trex fence made of 50 percent recycled and reclaimed plastic and 50 percent reclaimed wood.
  • Reuse water is used to irrigate grass at Redstone Park.
  • The Metro District’s watering strategy helps conserve water used for outdoor irrigation.
  • Dog waste bag dispensers are made of recycled materials and dispense biodegradeable bags. In addition, the dispensers are serviced by a fleet of hybrid vehicles.

Helping You Go Green

The Metro District hosts a variety of events and programming to promote environmental stewardship in the community. These include:


Upcoming Recycling Events

Household Chemical Roundup
August 8 | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Shea Stadium at Redstone Park
3280 Redstone Park Circle, Highlands Ranch

National Prescription Drug Take Back
TBD | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Highlands Ranch Substation
9250 Zotos Drive, Highlands Ranch

Fall Tree Recycling
TBD | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Redstone Park near Shea Stadium
3280 Redstone Park Circle, Highlands Ranch


Our Favorite Green Links

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