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Denver's 2017 LeafDrop Program

Keep your fall leaves out of the landfill by composting them through Denver Recycles’ annual LeafDrop program. By participating in the LeafDrop program, Denver residents decrease their environmental impact, help to keep our streets clean, and save space in the landfill. Leaves collected during LeafDrop will be commercially composted, and the final compost product will be sold to Denver residents at Denver Recycles’ annual Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale in early May.

Denver Recycles and Ace Hardware stores are teaming up to give away 25,000 paper leaf bags to help Denver break the plastic bag habit and choose paper bags instead. Unlike plastic bags, brown paper bags can be composted along with the leaves; saving time and reducing plastic waste.

Weekend Drop-Off sites are open November 4th-19th from 11 am to 3 pm

  • Cranmer Park located at 3rd Ave and Clermont St

  • Bruce Randolph High School located at E 40th Ave and Steele St

  • Veterans Park located at S Vine St and E Iowa Ave

  • Cherry Creek Transfer Station located at 7201 E Jewell Ave

  • Kennedy High School located at Newland St and Brown Place

  • Sloan’s Lake Park located at 17th Ave and Sheridan Blvd

Weekday Drop-Off Sites are open Monday through Friday, Now through December 8th, from 8 am to 2 pm

  • Cherry Creek Transfer Station located at 7301 E. Jewell Ave

  •  Havana Nursery locate4d at 10450 Smith Rd

Please note, all leaves must be in secured bags (paper bags are preferred) and dropped-off during hours of operation, otherwise it is considered illegal dumping.

Help us manage the LeafDrop program by following these guidelines:

  • Bring your leaves in paper leaf bags, if possible

  • Drop-off sites and free Ace Hardware paper bag offer is for Denver residents only

  • Jack-O-Lanterns and pumpkins will be accepted for composting at drop-off sites

  • Make sure leaves do not contain branches or other materials

  • Never rake or blow leaves into the street, as this clogs storm sewers and street sweepers

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