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LeafDrop is a season 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.

DROP OFF YOURS LEAVES FOR FREE AT A LEAFDROP SITE NEAR YOU!

Leaves set-out for extra trash collection (ETC) are taken to the landfill, and therefore do not get composted. Help reduce the amount of leaves going to the landfill by bringing them to LeafDrop sites! That way, your leaves will be turned into Denver’s Own EcoGro Compost™.

WE PREFER LEAVES IN COMPOST FRIENDLY PAPER BAGS!

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 keep leaves out of the landfill! Unlike plastic bags, brown paper bags can be composted along with the leaves; saving time and reducing plastic waste. 

  • Click on a red dot to locate your neighborhood Ace Hardware store.
  • Click on a green tree to locate your neighborhood LeafDrop site.

LeafDrop Locations:

WEEKDAY DROP SITES

MONDAY – FRIDAY

OCT. 7 – DEC. 6 | 8 AM TO 2 PM

 

CHERRY CREEK TRANSFER STATION

7301 E. Jewell Ave. (Quebec St. and E. Jewell Ave.)

HAVANA NURSERY

10450 Smith Rd. (Smith Rd. and Havana St.)

SOUTH PLATTE

678 S. Jason St. (Enter on W. Exposition Ave.)

(All leaves brought to Havana and South Platte

during the week must be in bags.)

WEEKEND DROP SITES

SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS

NOV. 2 – 17 | 11 AM TO 3 PM

 

BRUCE RANDOLPH HIGH SCHOOL

3955 Steele St (E. 40th Ave. and Steele St.)

CHERRY CREEK TRANSFER STATION

7301 E. Jewell Ave. (Quebec St. and E. Jewell Ave.)

HAVANA NURSERY

10450 Smith Rd. (Smith Road and Havana St.)

KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL

2855 S Lamar St (Newland St. and Brown Pl)

SLOAN’S LAKE PARK

1700 N Sheridan Blvd (entrance on 17th Ave)

VETERANS PARK

2100 E Iowa Ave (S. Vine St. and E. Iowa Ave.)

 

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Composting Your Leaves this Fall is as Easy as 1-2-3

  1. Display the leaf bag coupon at an Ace Hardware Store to get a FREE 5-pack of paper leaf bags. 
  2. Fill the paper bags with your leaves
  3. Drop-off your paper leaf bags off at a LeafDrop site near you.

Remember:

  • Only bring leaves to drop sites during the specified dates and times
  • Dropping off leaves at other times is considered illegal dumping
  • LeafDrop is for Denver residents only
  • Never rake or blow leaves into the street as this clogs storm sewers and street sweepers
  • We’ll compost pumpkins after Halloween too!

DENVER COMPOSTS

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.