Denver LeafDrop: Weekend Sites Open
|Denver’s LeafDrop Program Opens Weekend Drop-Off Sites!|
Saturdays and Sundays through November 17
DENVER – Denver residents who are spending some of their weekend raking leaves are in luck! Starting tomorrow, November 2, six neighborhood LeafDrop locations will open for the next three weekends. Denver residents can drop off raked leaves to be composted, and Jack-O’-Lanterns still sitting on the porch from Halloween will be accepted, too! Materials composted during the LeafDrop Program will be made available for Denver residents to purchase in May at Denver Recycles’ Annual Mulch Giveaway and Compost Sale.
Weekend Drop-Off Sites Open November 2 – 17
Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00am to 3:00pm
· Bruce Randolph High School – E. 40th Ave. & Steele St.
· Cherry Creek Transfer Station – Jewell Ave. & Quebec St.
· Havana Nursery * – Smith Rd. & Havana (Enter on Havana St.)
· Kennedy High School* – (W. Brown Pl. and S. Lamar Pl.
· Sloan’s Lake Park – 17th Ave. at Sheridan Blvd.
· Veterans Park – (S. Vine St. & E. Iowa Ave.)
To maximize the quality of the composted leaves, Denver Recycles is encouraging residents to use brown paper leaf bags in place of plastic bags. Denver Recycles, Be a Smart Ash, and Ace Hardware stores are teaming up to give away FREE paper leaf bags to help Denver break the plastic bag habit and choose paper bags instead! Unlike plastic bags, brown paper bags can be composted along with the leaves; saving time and reducing plastic waste.
To get your FREE 5-pack of brown paper leaf bags, visit DenverGov.org/LeafDrop and print or download the special LeafDrop coupon. Take this coupon to any of the participating Denver-area Ace Hardware stores to get your free paper bags (no purchase necessary; while supplies last; limit one free pack per household).
Composting Your Leaves this Fall is as Easy as 1-2-3
1. Display the leaf bag coupon at an Ace Hardware Store to get a FREE 5-pack of paper leaf bags.
2. Fill the paper bags with your leaves
3. Drop your paper leaf bags off at a LeafDrop site near you.
Help us manage the LeafDrop program by following these guidelines:
þ Make sure leaves do not contain branches or other materials.
þ Never rake or blow leaves into the street as it clogs storm sewers and street sweepers.
LeafDrop is sponsored by Denver Recycles, in partnership with A1 Organics. For more information, go to www.DenverGov.org/LeafDrop