Sep 28, 2018
DENVER – The leaves changing colors are a pretty sight, but when they fall, make sure they don’t end up in the trash! Give those leaves a second life through Denver’s LeafDrop program, which will turn those fallen leaves into compost. Starting Monday, October 1, three free weekday drop-off sites will be open to Denver residents through Friday, December 7. The leaves collected through this program will be turned into a high-quality compost, which will be made available for residents to purchase in May.
Weekday Drop-Off Sites
Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 2:00pm
Please note, all leaves dropped off at Havana Nursery and South Platte must be in 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! Denver Recycles, Denver Parks & Recreation’s Be A Smart Ash program, and Ace Hardware are teaming up to give away 50,000 paper leaf bags this year! Beginning Monday, Denver residents can print or download a coupon for a free 5-pack of paper leaf bags at www.denvergov.org/leafdrop. The coupon can be redeemed at participating Denver area Ace Hardware stores.
Help us manage the LeafDrop program by following these guidelines:
Weekend LeafDrop sites will be coming soon in November! More details on dates and locations can be found at www.denvergov.org/leafdrop.