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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