Six weekend leaf-drop sites opening in Denver

DENVER - For the next three weekends, Denver Public Works will accept your leaves and old pumpkins for composting.

Denver’s LeafDrop program begins November 5 and runs every Saturday and Sunday through November 20. Six neighborhoods will operate LeafDrop locations from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.:

East: Crammer 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.
Southwest: Kennedy High School – Newland St. & Brown Pl.
West: Sloan’s Lake Park – 17th Ave. & Sheridan Blvd.
Southeast: Cherry Creek Transfer Station – 7301 E. Jewell Ave. (use the Jewell Avenue entrance)

Two drop-off sites will also operate weekdays through December 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.:

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.)

Leaves dropped off should not contain branches or other materials. Residents can visit DenverGov.Org/LeafDrop to receive a coupon for a free pack of paper leaf bags from participating Ace Hardware Stores. The paper bags are also compostable, unlike plastic bags.

Residents can buy compost materials from the LeafDrop program in May at Denver Recycles’ Mulch Giveaway and Compost Sale.

 

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