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Cherry Creek Recycling Drop-Off

The Cherry Creek Recycling Drop-Off provides a convenient and NO-COST way for Denver residents to keep extra recyclables out of the landfill and to compost yard debris, food scraps, and non-recyclable paper.

The facility is the first of its kind in Denver and marks another milestone in completing the City’s Master Plan for Managing Waste in the Mile High City.

Drop-off Hours

Tuesdays – Fridays: 10 AM to 5 PM

Saturdays: 9 AM to 3 PM

Closed Sundays & Mondays and on all City Holidays.

The Drop-Off is open to Denver residents onlyNo commercial or landscaping company material will be accepted at this site.

The recycling Drop-Off is located near the intersection of S. Quebec St. and E. Cherry Creek South Drive. Enter going south on Cherry Creek Dr. South (follow the signs).

Cherry Creek Recycling Drop-Off Flyer

Materials Accepted at Drop-off 

large purple recycling containerRecyclables:

  • Rigid Plastic Containers marked ♳ through ♹ (#1 through #7)
  • Office Paper & Junk Mail
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Newspaper, Magazines & Catalogs
  • Phone Books
  • Steel Cans & Empty Aerosol Cans
  • Aluminum Cans, Foil & Pie Plates
  • Food & Beverage Cartons
  • Glass Bottles & Jars
  • Paper Bags
  • Paperboard

image of series of green compost cartsCompost & Yard Debris:

  • Branches & Brush (branches must not exceed 4 feet in length or 4 inches in diameter. Maximum of 10 bundles per week per resident)

Unbag/empty items below directly into green carts (No plastic bags. Brown paper bags okay.)

  • Leaves
  • Grass Clippings
  • Food Scraps
  • Non-Recyclable Paper


NOT Accepted at the Drop-Off
  • no plastic bag imageNo Garbage or trash
  • No Plastic bags
  • No Styrofoam®, such as foam cups, blocks or peanuts
  • No Plastic toys
  • No Plastic shrink wrap or bubble wrap
  • No Ceramics, such as coffee mugs or flower pots
  • No Drinking glasses, glassware or window glass
  • No Garden hoses or sprinklers
  • No Cassettes, DVDs, CDs or plastic cases
  • No Scrap metal, construction material or fencing
  • No Sod, dirt or rocks
  • No Furniture or mattresses
  • No Paint or Household Hazardous Waste
  • No Electronics or appliances
Out With the Old, In With the New!

image of gray plastic trash canFor a limited time, Denver Recycles is accepting plastic manual trash containers and lids for recycling at the Cherry Creek Recycling Drop-Off. Only empty plastic trash containers and lids will be accepted at the Drop-Off. No metal trash cans.

Metal trash containers and lids can be taken to any scrap metal recycling facility.

Collection of these items will end on November 30, 2017.