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.
Keep your leaves out of the landfill by composting them through Denver Recycles’ annual LeafDrop program. Denver’s Leaf Drop begins on Monday, October 7 and runs through December 6.
PLEASE NOTE – THERE IS NO LEAF DROP SITE AT CRANMER PARK
WEEKDAY SITES will be open from October 7 through December 6. 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.
WEEKEND SITES will be open Saturdays and Sundays the first three weekends of November from 11:00am – 3:00pm at the following locations:
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.)
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)
2100 E Iowa Ave (S. Vine St. and E. Iowa Ave.)
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.