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We’re falling for compost!

2022 has been a hot one. But the good news is, autumn is nearly here and soon the air will be crisp, sweaters will take over for t-shirts and your trees’ leaves will start to turn. Which then means your trees’ leaves will also begin to fall.  

Do you have a plan? This “almost there” season is the perfect time to think ahead about what to do with your leaves. Luckily, Denver’s LeafDrop program is here to help, giving Denver residents an easy and free way to take care of their neighborhood and city.    

Here are three easy ways you can turn your leaves into something helpful and keep them out of landfills.  

  1. CLAIM YOUR BAGS. Before raking up your leaves, use this coupon to pick up a pack of  free compostable paper bags specifically for leaf collection. Free 5-packs of paper leaf bags are available at participating Denver-area Ace Hardware stores.
  2. #COMPOSTINGCOLORS. While you’re raking up leaves, be sure to capture the beauty – and the bounty – of Denver in autumn by snapping a photo of your trees, leaves and LeafDrop bags. Learn how to participate in this year’s fall photo contest and use the hashtag #compostingcolors to be entered to win great prizes.
  3. DROP IT LIKE IT’S HOT. Keep your raked leaves out of the landfill and compost them for free through Denver’s LeafDrop program. Weekday sites will open to Denver residents Oct. 10. Weekend drop-off sites will open Nov. 4. Remember, when dropping off your raked leaves, if you’re not using these compostable bags, use paper bags – they can be composted along with the leaves!