Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Denver LeafDrop Program

Autumn Alert from Denver Recycles



LeafDrop gives residents the opportunity to keep leaves off the street and out of the trash this fall

Denver Recycles’ LeafDrop program will once again provide Denver residents with the opportunity to recycle their leaves this fall. This year’s program adds a Saturday-only drop site and an additional Sunday drop site in southeast Denver.

LeafDrop is an environmentally responsible way to dispose of leaves. Leaves should never be swept into the street because they can clog storm sewers and hamper street sweeping efforts. Keeping leaves out of the trash also reduces the amount of waste in the landfill and “overflow trash” in the fall.

All the leaves collected at the drop sites will be composted over the winter and available for purchase at a deep discount in the spring at the Denver Recycles’ annual Treecycle Mulch Giveaway and LeafDrop Compost Sale. Last year 320 tons of leaves were collected and composted!

What To Do:

Leaves may be brought to the drop-off sites in plastic bags, or even better, in brown paper yard debris bags. Unlike plastic bags, brown paper bags can be composted with your leaves. Many hardware and home improvement stores sell paper yard debris bags. Leaves dropped off on weekdays must be bagged.

On Saturdays and Sundays, leaves can be brought in reusable containers or tarps that we will empty and give back to you. Bagged leaves are also accepted on weekends. It’s important to make sure leaves do not contain branches, trash or other materials.


PLEASE NOTE: Leaves will not be accepted outside of the dates/times below and all sites will be closed on holidays


  • Oct. 30, Nov. 6 and Nov. 13, Noon to 4 PM at the Denver Solid Waste Transfer Station located at 7301 E. Jewell Avenue (near Quebec St. & Cherry Creek Drive South).

SUNDAY DROP-OFF: Oct. 31, Nov. 7 and Nov. 14, 10 AM to 3 PM at the following locations:

Denver Solid Waste Transfer Station (SE Denver) – 7301 E. Jewell Ave.

Sloan’s Lake Park (NW Denver) – 17th Ave. & Sheridan Blvd.

JFK High School (SW Denver) – Newland St. & Brown Pl.

Cranmer Park (East Denver) – 3rd Ave. & Clermont St.

Smiley Middle School (NE Denver) – 26th Ave. & Holly St.

South High School (SE Denver) – Louisiana Ave. & Franklin St.

WEEKDAY DROP-OFF: Monday through Friday from Oct. 4 to Dec. 3, 7:00 AM to 2:30 PM, bagged leaves only may be brought to either the Havana Nursery (10450 Smith Rd.) or the Denver Solid Waste Transfer Station (7301 E. Jewell Ave.).

For more information on LeafDrop or to check for extreme weather cancellations, call 3-1-1 or visit www.DenverGov.org/DenverRecycles

Be The Denver Difference! Organize a LeafDrop clean up this fall with your neighbors and work together to gather all the leaves on your block! Working together means more efficient raking and fewer trips to the drop off locations. It’s also an opportunity to help neighbors who can’t do it themselves.

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