Localworks is here to engage you as residents and provide you opportunities and small grant funding to make your neighborhood the perfect place you call home. Localworks offers both Block Party Grants and Dumpster Grants for you to utilize to clean up your neighborhood, engage with your neighbors, and/or both. Grants are not limited to one or the other, so if your neighborhood would like to apply for both, we highly encourage this. What better way to celebrate a day of clean up than throwing a block party after?
*Please submit your application at least two weeks before your desired dumpster day weekend.
We cannot deliver a dumpster on the weekend immediately following the day we receive your Application.
Sometimes, our neighborhoods start to accumulate junk. Debris piles accumulate, couches sit on porches, overgrown bushes need pruning, and everything needs a good raking. Dumpster Grants is your chance to get your neighbors to work together and fill a dumpster with all of this junk. Get to know your neighbors and help tidy up the neighborhood!
All Wheat Ridge neighborhoods are eligible to participate.
Yard debris, furniture, general trash, appliances
*IMPORTANT* Materials Not Allowed: paint in liquid form, refrigerators, toxic items (such as batteries and motor oil), large construction debris, concrete, dirt, household food garbage, and tires.
In the Driveway: The preferred placement is on a private driveway of one of the households participating in the event. The cost is free to place the dumpster in a driveway.
On the Street: You can request to have the dumpster placed on city streets. However, because the streets belong to the City of Wheat Ridge, you will need to get a permit from the City. There is a $100 fee for the permit, but the permit is valid for five (5) years. (So, once you get your permit, you can have the dumpster placed on the street instead of your driveway any time with the five-year term before having to get a new permit.) To get the permit application, do the following steps:
The applicant listed on the application is responsible for organizing the event (with assistance from Localworks staff and volunteers, of course!)
No official reporting is needed. We just ask that you please take pictures of the event to submit to Localworks.
Questions about this programming? Email Jake Harrington.
A stronger community means strong neighborhoods, so Localworks provides you opportunities to get to know your neighbors, celebrate with your neighbors and/or reconnect with them. The Block Party grant program reimburses approved applicants up to $150.00 for their block party that they may throw in their neighborhood. Accepted applicants will be notified, and following your block party for reimbursement, receipts must be submitted to Localworks. Localworks does not reimburse for alcoholic beverages.
Many neighborhoods have annual block parties, and we have seen some very creative and fun activities to get you started on your planning:
There are two steps to this application process.