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Arvada Fire hosting Citizen’s Fire Academy June 8 - 9

Registration is open for the Arvada Fire Department’s annual Citizen’s Fire Academy. The Citizen’s Fire Academy is June 8-9 at the Arvada Fire Training Center, 6651 Indiana St. Classes are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day with lunch provided. The Citizen’s Fire Academy teaches residents what being an Arvada Fire firefighter is all about. The Citizen’s Academy is free to all residents.For more information or to register for the class, call 303-424-3012.

Resurfacing operations happening on W. 64th Parkway in coming weeks

Roadway resurfacing operations for W. 64th Parkway between CSH-93 and Virgil Way began Monday, April 29. Contractors are resurfacing the westbound lanes of W. 64th Parkway and the work is expected to last up to eight weeks.

During the resurfacing, two-way traffic will operate on the southside of the raised medians in the eastbound lanes.

The city advises travelers to use caution near the construction site and seek alternative routes to avoid delays.

City offering free curbside pickup, disposal of large items

The city of Arvada is hosting its annual Spring Curbside Clean Up Program for large items May 6-24.

The program is intended to help residents with the disposal of large, bulky items that trash companies charge extra to dispose of.

Curbside pick-up schedules were sent in April-May water bills and were printed in the April-May Arvada Report. Items that can be picked up include furniture, mattresses, box springs, bed frames, stove, ovens, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, fencing, railroad ties cut into four-foot lengths or smaller, lawn edging, sinks, toilets, bathtubs, lumber, drywall, carpet, flooring, doors, windows, water heaters, gas grills, swing sets and bicycles.

The city of Arvada will not pick up refrigerators, freezers, microwave ovens, wood stoves, electronics, garbage bags that fit in a trash can full of loose debris, trees and shrubbery, household chemicals, paint, fuel tanks, batteries, propane bottles, gravel, asphalt, rock, concrete, brick, roofing materials, engine blocks, car parts, tires off the rims, items larger than eight feet, materials from a private contractor’s work or any item that cannot be safely lifted into a pickup truck by two workers.

A free drop-off site is also available to residents 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days per week between May 6-24 at the City of Arvada Street Maintenance Facility, 6161 Olde Wadsworth Blvd.

Items accepted at the drop-off are tires, bicycles, lawn mowers, car parts and metal items. A driver’s license or utility bill will be required as proof of residency when dropping off items.

For more information about the program or for information about where to dispose of items not accepted during the program, visit


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