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.
- Sixteen recycle containers are located in high-use parks throughout the community.
- Four 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 three 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:
Our Favorite Green Links
- Metro District’s Environmental Accomplishments
- Water Conservation in Highlands Ranch
- National Arbor Day Foundation
- Center for ReSource Conservation
- Earth Day
- Habitat for Humanity Home Improvement Outlets
- Electronics & Computer Waste