Saturday, May 7, 2011, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Landscaping your yard just got cheaper.  The City & County of Denver will be holding its annual “Free Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale” on Saturday, May 7th, from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm (or while supplies last).

Main Free MULCH & COMPOST Sale Site:

Northeast: Havana Nursery, 10450 Smith Road, just south of I-70 on Havana Street.

Mulch and compost loader service for trucks and trailers, and dig-your-own.

Limit of 3 cubic yards of compost per vehicle.

Compost Prices: $3 per 10 gallon bag or $30.00 per cubic yard (plus tax).


“Dig-Your-Own” Free MULCH Sites:

Northeast: Fred Thomas Park, Quebec Street & 26th Avenue.

Northwest:  Sloan’s Lake Park, Sheridan Boulevard & 17th Avenue.

Southeast:  Veterans Park, Iowa Street. & Vine Street

Southwest:  Bear Creek Park, South of Dartmouth Avenue on Raleigh Street.

The free mulch is made by grinding up Christmas trees collected from residential homes during Denver’s Treecycle collection in January.  The compost is made from leaves collected in Denver’s LeafDrop program last fall.  This event is sponsored by Denver Recycles, a program of Denver Public Works Solid Waste Management section, Denver Parks & Recreation and A1 Organics.  Compost will only be sold at the Havana Nursery Site while supplies last.

Please remember:

To bring your own pitchfork or shovel and your own bags or containers to collect your supply of mulch or compost if you plan on digging your own from the pile;

Bring a tarp to cover your truck or trailer;

Due to limited quantities, Denver residents only;

Commercial vehicles are prohibited from taking or selling the City’s mulch.

Also this year:  Recycle your plastic flower pots at the Havana Nursery site.  Garden Centers of Colorado will be collecting plastic garden pots for recycling as part of this event. Plastic garden pots of any size or color, hanging baskets (with wires removed), carrying trays and flower pack holders will be accepted.  Plastic garden pots are also accepted for recycling anytime at local participating garden stores.  For a list of participating stores visit online at

 For more information about Denver Recycles programs call 3-1-1 or visit us online at