Denver’s LeafDrop Program Begins Today!

DENVER ­— Fall is here, so now is the time to rake those leaves and compost them through Denver Recycles’ LeafDrop Program starting today! Weekday drop-off sites are open through Friday, December 2. Leaves collected during the program will be composted and made available for Denver residents to purchase in May. 

Weekday Drop-Off Sites Monday – 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.)

All leaves must be in secured bags and dropped-off during hours of operation, otherwise it is considered illegal dumping.

Break the plastic bag habit and use paper bags instead – they can also be composted! Beginning Wednesday, October 12, Denver residents can print a coupon for a free 5-pack of paper leaf bags at The coupon can be redeemed at participating Denver area Ace Hardware stores.

Help us manage the LeafDrop program by following these guidelines:

• Drop 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 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. 

LeafDrop is sponsored by Denver Recycles, in partnership with A1 Organics. For more information, go to

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