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

Pumpkins will be accepted too!

DENVER ­– Now that Halloween is over, it’s time to take that Jack-O’-Lantern off the porch! Give it a second life and take it to a Denver LeafDrop site, so it can be composted. Beginning this Saturday, six additional LeafDrop locations will open on the weekends through Sunday, November 18. Denver residents can drop-off raked leaves and now pumpkins, which will be turned into a high-quality compost for residents to purchase at a discounted price in May.

Don’t forget, it’s not too late for Denver residents to get a free 5-pack of 30-gallon paper leaf bags at participating Ace Hardware Stores! Just download a coupon online at denvergov.org/leafdrop. 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! Unlike plastic bags, brown paper bags can be composted with the leaves, which helps save time and reduce plastic waste.

Weekend Drop-Off Sites November 3 - 18

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

  • North Central: Bruce Randolph High School, 3955 Steele St. (E. 40th Ave. & Steele St.)
  • Southeast: Cherry Creek Transfer Station, 7301 E. Jewell Ave. (Quebec St. & E. Jewell Ave.)
  • Northeast: Havana Nursery, 10450 Smith Rd. (enter on Havana St.)
  • Southwest: Sabin Elementary School, 3050 S. Vrain St. (S. Vrain St. & W. Dartmouth Ave.)
  • West: Sloan’s Lake Park, 1700 Sheridan Blvd. (17th Ave. & Sheridan Blvd.)
  • South Central: Veterans Park, 2100 E. Iowa Ave. (S. Vine St. & E. Iowa Ave.)

Weekday Drop-Off Sites still open through December 7

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

  • Cherry Creek Transfer Station – 7301 E. Jewell Ave. (Quebec Street & Cherry Creek Dr. South)
  • Havana Nursery – 10450 Smith Rd. (Just south of I-70 on Havana St.)
  • South Platte – 678 S. Jason St. (Enter on W. Exposition Ave.)

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.
  • Make sure leaves do not contain branches or other materials.
  • Never rake or blow leaves into the street, as they can clog storm sewers and street sweepers.

For more information on Denver's LeafDop program, please visit www.denvergov.org/leafdrop.