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Denver Recycles' Annual Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale, Saturday, May 5, 208 from 8 AM to 2 PM


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Free Mulch


Loader service into trucks and trailers at this site only.


image of brown pile of mulch

Mulch is ground wood chips that can be used to:

  • control weeds.
  • help soil retain moisture.
  • protect shallow-rooted plants from weather extremes.



Compost Sale


HAVANA NURSERY - 10450 Smith Rd., just south of I-70 on Havana St.

Compost sold at this site only.

Compost prices are $3.75 per 1.25 cubic ft. bag (9 gal.) or $35.00 per cubic yd. (includes tax). Compost limit of 3 cubic yards or 20 bags per vehicle.

image of a white bag of compost

Compost is a nutrient-rich soil amendment made from decomposed organic material that can be:

  • mixed into soil to help reduce water and fertilizer needs.
  • spread thinly over lawns to help grass roots retain moisture.



  • Please bring your own pitchfork or shovel, and bags or containers for loading mulch.
  • Bring a tarp to cover your truck or trailer.
  • Due to limited quantities, Denver residents only.
  • Commercial vehicles are prohibited from taking or selling the City’s mulch or compost.

About the Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale


Denver Recycles’ Annual Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale provides a great opportunity for Denver residents to save money on landscaping and to keep recycled materials utilized locally. Denver residents may pick up free mulch and buy compost at a reduced price. The mulch for this event is made from ground up Christmas trees collected through the Treecycle program, and the compost is made in part from leaves collected from the LeafDrop program and from the organic materials collected through the Denver Composts program. 

The Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale is sponsored by the City & County of Denver’s Department of Public Works’ Denver Recycles program and Denver Parks & Recreation, in partnership with A1 Organics.