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Save the Date! The 2019 Mulch Giveaway and Compost Sale is scheduled for May 4, 2019.

Please check back soon for additional event details.

About the Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale


Denver Recycles’ Annual Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale provides a great opportunity for Denver residents to save money on landscaping and to keep recycled materials utilized locally. Denver residents may pick up free mulch and buy compost at a reduced price. The mulch for this event is made from ground up Christmas trees collected through the Treecycle program, and the compost is made in part from leaves collected from the LeafDrop program and from the organic materials collected through the Denver Composts program. 

2018 Event Numbers:

  • Over 5,000 cubic yards of mulch was given away
  • 7,305 cubic feet of compost was sold
  • 855 vehicles visited the Havana Nursery site

The Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale is sponsored by the City & County of Denver’s Department of Public Works’ Denver Recycles program and Denver Parks & Recreation, in partnership with A1 Organics.


Compost made from materials collected in the Denver Compost program can be found at several metro area retailers.