LeafDrop 2017: Brown is the New Green

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LeafDrop 2017: Brown is the New Green

LeafDrop

Keep your fall leaves out of the landfill by composting them through Denver Recycles’ annual LeafDrop program! By participating in the LeafDrop program, Denver residents decrease their environmental impact, help to keep our streets clean, and save space in the landfill. Leaves collected during LeafDrop will be commercially composted, and the final compost product will be sold to Denver residents at Denver Recycles’ annual Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale in early May.

We want YOU to help Denver break the plastic bag habit. Denver Recycles and Ace Hardware stores are teaming up to give away 25,000 paper leaf bags to help Denver residents break the plastic bag habit and choose paper bags for their fall leaves instead. Unlike plastic bags, brown paper bags can be composted along with the leaves ‐ both saving time and reducing plastic waste. To maximize the quality of the composted leaves and to maximize the efficiency of the LeafDrop program, Denver Recycles is encouraging residents to use brown paper leaf bags in place of plastic bags. To get one FREE 5‐pack of brown paper leaf bags, visit DenverGov.org/LeafDrop and print the 2017 LeafDrop bag coupon. Then, take this coupon to any of the participating Denver‐area Ace Hardware stores to get your free bags (no purchase necessary; while supplies last; limit one free 5‐pack per household). *Free bag coupons will not be available until 10/2/17. Additional paper leaf bags can be purchased at Ace Hardware Stores, other home improvement centers, large retailers, garden centers and nurseries throughout the metro area.

Information about 2017 LeafDrop sites is listed below.

WEEKEND DROP SITES | SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

NOV.4–19 | 11AMTO3PM

EAST | CRANMER PARK 3rd Ave. & Clermont St.

NORTH CENTRAL | BRUCE RANDOLPH HIGH SCHOOL E. 40th Ave. & Steele St.

SOUTH CENTRAL | VETERANS PARK S. Vine St. & E. Iowa Ave.

**Please note that the South Central site is at a new location this year**

SOUTHEAST | CHERRY CREEK TRANSFER STATION 7301 E. Jewell Ave. (Quebec St. & Cherry Creek Dr. South)

SOUTHWEST | KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL Newland St. & Brown Pl. WEST | SLOAN’S LAKE PARK 17th Ave. & Sheridan Blvd.

WEEKDAY DROP SITES | MONDAY – FRIDAY

OCT.2–DEC.8 | 8AMTO2PM

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 brought to Havana during the week must be in secured bags.

Program Reminders:

  • LeafDrop is for Denver residents only.
  • Leaves should never be raked or blown into the street.
  • Only bring leaves to drop sites during the specified dates and times. Leaving your leaves at these locations during other times is considered illegal dumping and penalties may apply.

For more information on the LeafDrop program, visit DenverGov.org/LeafDrop or call 311 (720‐ 913‐1311).

 

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