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Denver’s LeafDrop 2017 Program to Open Weekend Drop-Off Sites

Pumpkins will be accepted too!

DENVER ­– Is your Jack-O’-Lantern still sitting on the porch from Halloween? Give it a second life and take it to a Denver LeafDrop site for composting! Beginning this Saturday, November 4, six neighborhood LeafDrop locations will open for three weekends. Denver residents can drop off raked leaves and pumpkins, which will be turned into a high-quality compost for residents to purchase in May.

Weekend Drop-Off Sites November 4 – 19

Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00am to 3:00pm

  • East: Cranmer Park – 3rd Ave. & Clermont St.
  • North Central: Bruce Randolph High School – E. 40th Ave. & Steele St.
  • South Central: Veterans Park – S. Vine St. & E. Iowa Ave.
  • Southwest: Kennedy High School – Newland St. & Brown Pl.
  • West: Sloan’s Lake Park – 17th Ave. & Sheridan Blvd.
  • Southeast: Cherry Creek Transfer Station – 7301 E. Jewell Ave. (use the Jewell Avenue entrance)

Weekday Drop-Off Sites Open Through December 8th

Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 2:00pm

  • Cherry Creek Transfer Station – 7301 E. Jewell Ave. (S. Quebec St. & E. Cherry Creek Dr. South)
  • Havana Nursery – 10450 Smith Rd. (Just south of I-70 on Havana St.)

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.

Another way to be environmentally friendly, break the plastic bag habit and use paper bags when raking fallen leaves instead – paper bags can also be composted! It’s not too late for Denver residents to print a coupon at www.denvergov.org/leafdrop to get a free 5-pack of paper leaf bags at participating Denver area Ace Hardware stores. Denver Recycles has teamed up with Ace Hardware to give away 25,000 paper leaf bags this year!

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.

LeafDrop is sponsored by Denver Recycles, in partnership with Ace Hardware and A1 Organics. For more information, please visit www.denvergov.org/DenverRecycles.