Leaf Drop 2017

Just Released from the City of Denver

Weekday drop-off sites open through December 8

DENVER ­— The leaves are changing colors and will soon fall, but make sure they don’t fall on Denver’s streets or in the trash! Starting Monday, October 2, turn fallen leaves into compost through Denver Recycles’ LeafDrop program. Weekday drop-off sites will be open to Denver residents through Friday, December 8. The leaves collected through this program will be turned into a high-quality compost, which will be made available for Denver residents to purchase in May.

Weekday Drop-Off Sites

Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 2:00pm

  • Cherry Creek Transfer Station – 7301 E. Jewell Ave. (Quebec St. & Cherry Creek Dr. South)
  • Havana Nursery – 10450 Smith Rd. (Just south of I-70 on Havana St.)

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

Another way to be environmentally friendly, break the plastic bag habit and use paper bags when raking fallen leaves instead – paper bags can also be composted! Denver Recycles and Ace Hardware are teaming up to give away 25,000 paper leaf bags this year! Beginning Monday, Denver residents can print 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 us 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 this clogs storm sewers and street sweepers.

Weekend LeafDrop sites will be coming soon in November! More details on dates and locations can be found atwww.denvergov.org/leafdrop.

LeafDrop is sponsored by Denver Recycles, in partnership with Ace Hardware and A1 Organics. For more information, please visitwww.denvergov.org/DenverRecycles.

photo credits: City of Denver

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