LeafDrop is a seasonal program offered by Denver Recycles that turns leaves into compost. The final compost product is made available at a discounted price to Denver residents at the Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale each May.
MONDAY – FRIDAY
OCT. 5 – DEC. 4 | 8 AM TO 2 PM
(All leaves brought to Havana and Central Platte Campus must be in bags.)
SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS
OCT. 31 – NOV. 15 | 11 AM TO 3 PM
(All leaves brought to weekend sites must be in bags. The Cherry Creek Transfer Station will accept loose leaves.)
Denver Recycles, Be A Smart Ash, and Ace Hardware stores are teaming up to give away FREE 5-packs of 30-gallon paper leaf bags to help Denver residents streamline the LeafDrop process! Unlike plastic bags, brown paper bags can be composted along with the leaves; saving time and reducing plastic waste. Most importantly, brown paper bags are safer for our employees to handle at drop sites during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For a quarterly fee of $29.25, the City and County of Denver will provide you with a green cart for organic materials (leaves, small branches, food scraps and non-recyclable paper) that is collected weekly. The organic material goes to a commercial facility where it gets turned into a high quality soil amendment known as compost.