Skip navigation



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 facility is the first of its kind in Denver and marks another milestone in completing the City’s Master Plan for Managing Waste in the Mile High City.

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).


Tuesdays - Fridays:

10 AM to 5 PM


9 AM to 3 PM


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)


  • no plastic bag imageNo Garbage or trash
  • No Plastic bags
  • No Styrofoam®, such as foam cups, blocks or 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