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PLEASE NOTE: Do not bring trailer loads of yard debris or mulch to the Drop Off.

Accepting: branches no longer than 4 feet in length, no larger than 4 inches in diameter and no pieces weighing more than 50 pounds. Maximum of 10 branch bundles per household per week (no trailer loads). Leaves and grass clippings will need to be emptied in green carts. NO PLASTIC BAGS, SOD, DIRT OR ROCKS.  No commercial or landscaping company compost or yard debris material accepted. Not accepting mulch.

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 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).

Accepted for Drop-off


List of items that can be recycled in Denver's program

  • 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

List if items that can be composted in Denver's program

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

  • Food Scraps
  • Non-Recyclable Paper
  • Leaves
  • Grass Clippings
  • Branches & Brush (branches must not exceed 4 feet in length or 4 inches in diameter. Maximum of 10 bundles per week per resident)

Tuesdays - Fridays:

10 AM to 5 PM


9 AM to 3 PM


  • no plastic bag imageNo Trash
  • No Plastic bags
  • No Styrofoam® food packaging or packing 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