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Denver Recycles’ LeafDrop 2013

This fall, keep your leaves out of the landfill by composting them throughDenver Recycles’ LeafDrop program! Composting leaves not only saves space in the landfill but also creates a valuable commodity while helping the environment. Beginning October 7,Denver residents can bring their leaves to one of two convenient weekday drop sites. Weekend drop sites will be open for three consecutive weekends starting November 9. By participating in the LeafDrop program you can make less trash, keep our streets clean, and help to make compost for Denver Recycles’ Annual Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale in May.

Break the plastic bag habit. Choose paper bags instead! As an extra incentive for residents to compost leaves this year and to encourage the use of paper bags, Denver Recycles and Ace Hardware Stores are partnering to give away 10,000 free paper leaf & yard bags. Unlike plastic bags, paper bags can be composted along with the leaves, saving time and energy. Starting October 14, Denver residents can pick up a FREE 5-pack of paper leaf & yard bags at participatingDenver area Ace Hardware Stores with a coupon. VisitDenverGov.org/LeafDrop for a list of participating Ace Hardware Stores and to print your free paper bag coupon. Additional bags can be purchased for $2.50 per 5-pack at any Ace Hardware Store. No purchase necessary, while supplies last, limit one pack per household.

LeafDrop Locations and Dates. Please only bring leaves to drop sites during specified dates and times. Dropping off leaves during other times is considered illegal dumping.

WEEKDAY drop sites are open October 7 through December 4 from 8 AM to 2 PM. All leaves brought to weekday sites must be in secured bags. Paper bags are preferred.

Cherry Creek Transfer Station -7301 E. Jewell Ave. (Quebec St. & Cherry Creek Dr. South)

Havana Nursery – 10450 Smith Rd. (Just south of I-70 onHavana St.)

SATURDAY drop sites will be open November 9, 16 & 23 from 11 AM to 3 PM.

Cherry Creek Transfer Station -7301 E. Jewell Ave. (Quebec St. & Cherry Creek Dr. South)

CranmerPark -3rd Ave. &Clermont St.

SouthHigh School -Louisiana Ave. &Franklin St.

SUNDAY drop sites will be open November 10, 17 & 24 from 11 AM to 3 PM.

Cherry Creek Transfer Station -7301 E. Jewell Ave. (Quebec St. & Cherry Creek Dr. South)

CranmerPark -3rd Ave. &Clermont St.

SouthHigh School -Louisiana Ave. &Franklin St.

JFKHigh School -Newland St. &Brown Pl.

SmileyMiddle School -26th Ave. &Holly St.

Sloan’sLake Park – 17th Ave. & Sheridan Blvd.

Help us manage the LeafDrop program by following these guidelines:

Drop sites and free Ace Hardware paper bag offer is forDenver residents only.

Jack-o-lanterns and pumpkins will be accepted for compost at drop sites after Halloween.

Make sure leaves donot contain branches or other materials.

Never rake or blow leaves into the street as this clogs storm sewers and street sweepers.

For more information on this year’s LeafDrop program call720-865-6810 or visit DenverGov.org/DenverRecycles .

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