Community Maintenance

The Stapleton MCA performs many maintenance duties throughout the community. Other entities also have maintenance obligations including the City and County of Denver, City of Aurora, City of Commerce City, Denver Parks and Recreation, Aurora Parks and Recreation and Denver Public Works as well as individual Property Owners and HOA's. Please see the following maps, which outline the MCA's specific areas of responsibilities. 

Good Neighbors, Great City

City of Denver codes ensure the safety, prosperity and welfare of city of Denver residents and promote more livable neighborhoods.  Through public outreach and code enforcement, the City's neighborhood inspectors help keep communities clean and vibrant.  Click here for common code violations.  Report property concerns by dialing 3-1-1 or visiting Denvergov.org/311.

Property Owners and Sub-Association Responsibilities 

Individual property owners and HOA's are all subject to the Master CCR's which prescribe individual maintenance obligations of private property.
 
Section 7.5 of the Stapleton CCR's states: Units to be Maintained.  Owners of a Unit are responsible for the maintenance, repair and replacement of the properties located within their Unit boundaries except as such maintenance, repair and replacement are expressly the obligation of the applicable Sub-association for that unit. Each Unit , shall, at all times, be kept in a clean, sightly and wholesome condition. 
 
Section  7.6 of the Stapleton CCR's states: Landscaping Requirements of Owners/Restrictions and Maintenance Covenants. All portions of a Unit not improved with a residence, building, driveway, walkways, patios or decks (referred to as the unimproved area or landscaped areas of a Unit) shall be landscaped by the Owner thereof or a builder other than the Declarant. Any portions of the Unit that are not landscaped by the Builder, must be fully landscaped by the Unit Owner, no later than one (1) year after the first occupancy of any portion of the Unit. The landscaping of each Unit, having once been installed, shall be maintained by the Owner, or the applicable owner association (in the case of multifamily parcels), in a neat, attractive, sightly and well-kept condition, which shall include lawns mowed, hedges, shrubs, and trees pruned and trimmed, adequate watering, replacement of dead, diseased or unsightly materials, and removal of weeds and debris.
 
Failure to maintain landscaping to the "Community Standard" can result in violation fines and penalties assessed to the property. Non responsiveness to fines and penalties can result in future legal action by the Association. 

Master Community Association Responsibilities

Maintenance Maps

Community Alleys

  • The MCA manages all residential alleys throughout Stapleton - Personal Property (including vehicles) may not be left or parked in alleyways for extended time. Anything left in any alley is subject to removal by the MCA at the owners expense. See "Stapleton Alley Operation Policy and Rules" for specific violations and remedies.
    Stapleton Alley Policy 

Parks & ROW Landscaping

  • MCA Maintains all Landscaping Located within Stapleton's Community Parks and Right of Way (Please see Maintenance Maps). 

 Town Centers & Community Plazas

  • MCA maintains the Amphitheaters, Plazas, Water Features, and Fire Pits located within Stapleton's Town Centers.

Domestic Water Service

  • MCA manages special domestic water systems located adjacent to the Mews in Filing 32 and the Green Links in Filing 36
    Filing 32 & 36 Water Service 

Storm Water System

  • MCA manages the storm water structures that exist within Stapleton including; East West Greenway, Westerly Creek, Filings 18, Northfield and USPS ponds. MCA provides Mosquito Control programs throughout these facilities. See mosquito section below for further information and reports.

MCA Use of Landscaping Fertilizer and Herbicides  

We look specifically to the Colorado Department of Agriculture as well as the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for general guidance on all herbicide and pesticide usage. Currently we are well within their parameters for safe use in our parks. We are also aware of the extensive advertising on TV in regards to class action suits related to the use of round up, so we also look for independent studies (not funded by industry or outside agendas) to help shape our practices here in Stapleton.

Our position on the use of pesticides, herbicides and other landscaping treatments are that they should be used as our last line of defense and be used as little as possible in order to sustain a healthy outdoor environment. It is our policy to spot spray (never broadcasting) chemicals in our parks and to dilute all applications down to levels that are deemed safe by both state and local oversight agencies.

In addition any time we are treating our trees, we do so by root injection and never by spraying. The signs that we are mandated to display are prescribed by state and local statutes and are designed to cover warnings for many different types of applications that may occur throughout Colorado (including many that are not used in Stapleton by the MCA).
 
Product Use Applications Manufacturer Label Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) Application Method
LESCO Professional
Turf Fertilizer
Overall Turf Health 

Label-Fertilizer

N/A  Machine broadcast spread as a granular in turf areas (Signage Not Required)
LESCO
3-way
Herbicide
Weeds Control (Turf Areas)

Label-Lessco 3way

MSDS-Lesco 3way

Machine spray infected turf areas only (Signage Required)
ROUNDUP QuickPro
Herbicide
Weed Control (Non-Turf Areas)

 

Label-Roundup Quick pro 

 

 

Roundup Article 


 

MSDS-Roundup Quick Pro

Hand spray from backpack non-turf areas only (Signage Required

Trash & Recycling

The City of Denver manages removal of trash & recycling services in Stapleton.  Stapleton falls under all City and Denver policies with the trash and recycling program. 

Manual Collection Service Overview and Guidelines

alley collection b

Set the black trash cart out by 7 AM on your collection day.

Place the trash cart at least 2 feet from obstructions such as garage overhangs, cars, fences, poles, overflow trash, large items or other collection containers that may prevent the automated truck from emptying it.

 

CURB SET OUT: Set your black trash cart in the street with the wheels against the curb and front facing the street. The automated trucks cannot service containers set out backward.

ALLEY SET OUT: Set your black trash cart at edge of the alley with the front facing the alley. The automated trucks cannot service containers set out backward.

  • Prevent litter by bagging all trash and keeping the trash cart lid closed whenever possible.
  • Do not put construction debris, sod, dirt or branches in the trash cart.
  • Store the black trash cart on your property in between collection days.
  • If your trash day and street sweeping day occasionally coincide, visit Trash Collection and Street Sweeping for instructions.

Extra Trash Service

  • During your scheduled Extra Trash service collection week, your extra trash must be set out by 7 AM on your normal trash collection day.
  • Extra Trash is any material left outside of your City-issued black trash cart. Only trash inside the black trash cart is collected weekly.
  • Extra trash should not be stored at the curb on non-collection days. Store your trash on your property until your scheduled collection day.
  • A maximum of 10 bags and 5 large items will be collected from each home per extra trash collection (every 4 weeks).
  • Use your black trash cart to full capacity. Heavy items should be placed in the bottom and the lid may be open to a 45-degree angle. The lid must not exceed 45 degrees and trash must not be placed on top of the cart lid.

Storing Your Collection Carts

We recommend all trash, recycling and compost carts must be stored on your property out of the public view. This prevents damage and vandalism. Trash, recycling and compost carts must be kept off of the alley surface as not to encumber the right of way. All carts must remain 3 feet form the alley surface at all times except for the night before collection and the day of collection. Below are additional recommendations for the storage of carts.  

Keeping carts out of the alley and off the streets will:

-Ensure each neighbor takes responsibility for their own waste and carts
-Ensure each neighbor has access to the public right-of-way
-Improve the appearance of the alley
-Prevent cart loss, damage, misuse and vandalism
-Minimize recycling and compost contamination (non-acceptable items can contaminate entire loads)
-Reduce litter and the potential for illegal dumping
-Discourage waste scavengers in your neighborhood

It is your responsibility to manage and care for your city issued carts. Please Note:  Solid Waste Management reserves the right to remove recycling carts that are improperly used.  Improper use includes trash in carts, carts left in the public right-of-way (including the alley), abuse or destruction of carts outside of normal wear and tear and other used deemed inappropriate by the City.

Mail Boxes 

  • For lost keys contact the Nome Street Post office, 4710 Nome Street, 303.371.8783.
  • For Damage or Graffiti on mail boxes, please call the Stapleton MCA at 303.388.0724.