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This fall, keep your leaves out of the landfill by composting them through Denver Recycles’ LeafDrop program!  Denver Recycles and Ace Hardware stores are once again partnering to give away 20,000 paper lawn & leaf bags to make LeafDrop as convenient as possible for Denver residents. Unlike plastic bags, brown paper bags can be composted along with the leaves, saving time and reducing plastic waste.  By participating in the LeafDrop program you can save space in the landfill, decrease your environmental impact, and help keep our streets clean. Materials collected during LeafDrop are composted and then made available to Denver residents, for purchase, at the Denver Recycles’ Annual Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale in May.

To get your FREE 5-pack of paper lawn & leaf bags, you’ll need to visit DenverGov.org/LeafDrop and print out the special LeafDrop coupon.  Then take your coupon to any of the participating Denver area Ace Hardware stores to get your free bags (no purchase necessary; while supplies last; limit one free pack per household). Additional paper lawn & leaf bags can be purchased for about $2.50 per 5-pack at any Ace Hardware Store. *Free bag coupons will not be available until 10/12/16.
Please only bring leaves to drop sites during the specified dates and times listed below.  Dropping off leaves at other times is considered illegal dumping.

WEEKDAY DROP-OFF SITES: MONDAY – FRIDAY

October 10th – December 2nd, 8 am to 2 pm

All leaves brought during the week must be in secured bags. Paper bags are preferred because they are compostable.

  • 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.).

WEEKEND DROP-OFF SITES: SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

November 5th & 6th, November 12th & 13th, and November 19th & 20th, 11 am to 3 pm

Dropping off leaves at other times is considered illegal dumping.

  • EAST: Cranmer Park – 3rd Ave. & Clermont St.
  • NORTH CENTRAL: Bruce Randolph High School – E. 40th Ave. & Steele St.
  • SOUTH CENTRAL: South High School – Louisiana Ave. & Franklin St.
  • SOUTHEAST: Cherry Creek Transfer Station – 7301 E. Jewell Ave. (Quebec St. & Cherry Creek Dr. South).
  • WEST: Sloan’s Lake Park – 17th Ave. & Sheridan Blvd.
  • SOUTHWEST: Kennedy High School – Newland St. & Brown Pl.

We’ll compost pumpkins after Halloween too!

  • Make sure leaves do not contain branches or other materials.
  • Drop sites and free Ace Hardware paper bag offer is for Denver residents only.
  • Never rake or blow leaves into the street as this clogs storm sewers and street sweepers.

For more information on this year’s LeafDrop program call 311 or visit DenverGov.org/DenverRecycles.