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Denver LeafDrop


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.
 

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DROP OFF YOUR LEAVES FOR FREE!

WEEKDAY 2020 DROP SITES

MONDAY – FRIDAY

OCT. 5 – DEC. 4 | 8 AM TO 2 PM

  1. CENTRAL PLATTE CAMPUS - 1271 W. Bayaud Ave.  (Next to the Denver Animal Shelter)
  2. CHERRY CREEK TRANSFER STATION - 7301 E. Jewell Ave. (Quebec St. and E. Jewell Ave.)
  3. HAVANA NURSERY - 10450 Smith Rd. (Smith Rd. and Havana St.)

(All leaves brought to Havana and Central Platte Campus must be in bags.)

WEEKEND 2020 DROP SITES

SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS

OCT. 31 – NOV. 15 | 11 AM TO 3 PM

  1. BRUCE RANDOLPH HIGH SCHOOL - 3955 Steele St (E. 40th Ave. and Steele St.)
  2. CHERRY CREEK TRANSFER STATION - 7301 E. Jewell Ave. (Quebec St. and E. Jewell Ave.)
  3. KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL - 2855 S. Lamar St (Newland St. and Brown Pl)
  4. SLOAN’S LAKE PARK - 1700 N. Sheridan Blvd (entrance on 17th Ave)
  5. VETERANS PARK - 2100 E. Iowa Ave (S. Vine St. and E. Iowa Ave.)

(All leaves brought to weekend sites must be in bags.  The Cherry Creek Transfer Station will accept loose leaves.)

PLEASE USE PAPER BAGS – THEY’RE COMPOSTABLE TOO!

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.  

 
paper leaf bag
 
Leaf pile
 

Remember:

  • All participants must comply with COVID-19 State of Colorado Public Health Orders. This could include social distancing, wearing masks, etc.  
  • All leaves brought to LeafDrop sites must be in bags. Loose leaves are accepted at the Cherry Creek Transfer Station only.
  • 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!

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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.