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DENVER RECYCLES: Solid Waste Management’s Seasonal Event Update

Events all over Denver (and the world for that matter) have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and Denver Recycles’ seasonal and special events have been no exception. While we’ve been able to host some events, we’ve also had to postpone and eventually cancel others like the 2020 Great Denver Cleanup and the 2020 Mulch Giveaway and Compost Sale. That said, we’re happy to report that we are moving forward with the 2020 LeafDrop program and will have some more detailed information available soon! The most up-to-date information can always be found at

Even though the Mulch Giveaway and Compost Sale didn’t happen this year, you can still buy compost made from the food scraps and yard debris collected by the Denver Composts program. Bags of Denver’s Own EcoGro™ Compost are available at your neighborhood Ace Hardware store. Plus, between September 25 and October 26, Ace Hardware is offering a buy 2, get 1 free promotion. You can get three bags for the price of two!

From September 25 to October 26, bags of Denver’s Own EcoGro™ Compost are available for Buy 2, Get 1 Free.
Using compost in the fall provides benefits to plants over the winter and can help kick-start your garden prep work for next spring. Here are just a few ways to use compost now so that you can thank yourself later:Add a layer of compost to planter boxes and garden beds.Top dress lawn with 3/8” to 3/4” of compost after aerating.Incorporate compost into soil around the base of plants and shrubs. If planting in the fall, partially backfill planting holes with compost.Not sure how much compost you need? This compost calculator will do the math for you based on the dimensions of your space and will let you know what quantity you need down to the cubic yard (or bag!). Bulk EcoGro™ compost is also available for purchase directly from A1 Organics, both for pick-up and for delivery. Visit the A1 Organics website for retail locations and to request a quote for delivery of compost (or mulch). Minimum bulk ordering requirements may apply.
For more information about seasonal events and all other Solid Waste Management programs and services, visit or call 311 (720-913-1311).


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