LeafDrop Drop-Off Leaf Pile

LeafDrop is a seasonal program offered by Denver Recycles that turns leaves into compost. The final compost product is made available at a discounted price to Denver residents at the Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale each May.

LeafDrop 2021

Drop Off Your Leaves For Free!

Weekday Drop Sites

October 4 - December 3
Monday - Friday
8 am to 2 pm

  1. Central Platte Campus
    1271 W. Bayaud Ave.
    Denver, CO 80223
    (Next to the Denver Animal Shelter)
  2. Cherry Creek Transfer Station
    7301 E. Jewell Ave.
    Denver, CO 80231
    (Quebec St. and E. Jewell Ave.)
  3. Havana Nursery
    10450 Smith Rd.
    Denver, CO 80239
    (Smith Rd. and Havana St.)
    All leaves brought to Havana and Central Platte Campus must be in bags.

Weekend Drop Sites

October 30 - November 14
Saturdays and Sundays
10 am to 2 pm

  1. Bruce Randolph High School
    3955 Steele St.
    Denver, CO 80205
  2. Cherry Creek Transfer Station
    7352 Cherry Creek S Dr.
    Denver, CO 80231
  3. Kennedy High School
    2855 S Lamar St. 
    Denver, CO 80227
  4. Sloan’s Lake Park
    1700 N Sheridan Blvd.
    Denver, CO 80212
  5. Veterans Park
    2100 E Iowa Ave.
    Denver, CO 80210


Use Paper Bags - they're compostable too!

LeafDrop Paper Bag Unlike plastic bags, brown paper bags can be composted along with the leaves; saving time and reducing plastic waste. Paper leaf bags can be found at local hardware stores but call ahead to confirm they are in stock. Residents unable to get paper leaf bags, may bring their leaves in plastic bags.