Denver Residents Can Recycle The Leaves From Their Lawns

Leaf Drop Locations Now Open

It's now time to start raking those leaves out of your backyard. If you're a Denver resident, the Denver Recycles' LeafDrop program is providing a way for those leaves to be reused and recycled.

Denver Recycles says you can dig those leaves into your garden, compost them or use a lawn mower to mulch small amounts into your lawns. This adds nutrients and helps the soil retain moisture. Home composting and mulching information can be found at Denver Recycles’ web site.

Denver residents that can't reuse all their leaves at home are being encouraged to bring them to one of the drop-off locations listed below. Next spring, those leaves will be available as part of the Denver Recycles’ annual Treecycle Mulch Giveaway and LeafDrop Compost Sale.

Weekday Drop-off Options: Now through December 3rd, 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Closed weekends and holidays), residents can drop off bagged leaves only at these sites: Havana Nursery, 10450 Smith Road, just south of I-70 on Havana; Denver Solid Waste Transfer Station, Quebec St. & Cherry Creek Drive South;

Sunday Drop-off Options : Sunday, October 28th, Sunday, November 4th and Sunday, November 11th, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., residents can drop off bagged leaves at these sites: Northwest: Sloan’s Lake Park, 17th Ave. at Sheridan Blvd.; Southwest: John F. Kennedy High School, Newland St. & Brown Pl.; East Central: Cranmer Park, 3rd Ave. & Clermont St.; Southeast: South High School, Louisiana Ave. & Franklin St.

For more information, visit Denver Recycles’ Leaf Recycling web site.