September 28, 2018 / Comments (0)


Neighbors!  Keep your leaves out of the landfill by composting them through Denver Recycles’ annual LeafDrop program.  Denver’s Leaf Drop begins on Monday, October 1st, 2018 and runs through December 7th.


Weekday Drop-Off Sites
Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 2:00pm

  • Cherry Creek Transfer Station – 7301 E. Jewell Ave. (Quebec Street & Cherry Creek Dr. South)
  • Havana Nursery – 10450 Smith Rd. (Just south of I-70 on Havana St.)
  • South Platte – 678 S. Jason St. (Enter on W. Exposition Ave.)

Please note, all leaves dropped-off at Havana Nursery and South Platte must be in bags (paper bags are preferred) and dropped-off during hours of operation, otherwise it is considered illegal dumping.

WEEKDAY SITES will be open from October through November.

WEEKEND SITES will be open Saturdays and Sundays the first three weekends of November.  More details on dates and locations can be found at www.denvergov.org/leafdrop.

Break the plastic habit and use brown paper leaf bags instead of plastic.  Unlike plastic bags, brown paper bags can be composted along with the leaves which improves the quality of the composted leaves, reduces the plastic waste and saves time.  Denver Recycles, Denver Parks & Recreation’s Be A Smart Ash program, and Ace Hardware are teaming up to give away 50,000 paper leaf bags this year! Beginning Monday, Denver residents can print or download a coupon for a free 5-pack of paper leaf bags at www.denvergov.org/leafdrop. The coupon can be redeemed at participating Denver area Ace Hardware stores.

Help the city manage the LeafDrop program by following these guidelines:

  • Bring your leaves in paper leaf bags, if possible.
  • Drop-off sites and free Ace Hardware paper bag offer is for Denver residents only.
  • Jack-O-Lanterns and pumpkins will be accepted for composting at drop-off sites.
  • Make sure leaves do not contain branches or other materials.
  • Never rake or blow leaves into the street, as they can clog storm sewers and street sweepers.



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