As leaves begin to fall, officials with Denver Recycles want residents to remember foliage can and should be recycled.

In an effort to encourage people not to trash their bags of racked leaves, LeafDrop locations set up annually are once again here.

Residents are first encouraged to reuse leaves by digging them into the garden, composting them or using a lawn mower to mulch small amounts into the lawn, all of which provide nutrients for the soil, said Becky Goyton, Denver Recycles administrator.

If that's not possible, residents can take leaves to a LeafDrop site. It's even better if residents use paper yard debris bags, found at most hardware and home improvement stores, so they can be composted with the leaves, Goyton said.

Here's a list of drop off locations:
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 1, 8 and 15
Where: Northwest - Sloan's Lake Park, 17th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard
Southwest - John F. Kennedy High School, Newland Street and Brown Place
East Central - Cranmer Park, 3rd Avenue and Clermont Street
Southeast - South High School, Louisiana Avenue and Franklin Street
Northeast - Smiley Middle School, 26th Avenue and Holly Street

When: 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Monday-Friday (closed holidays), Oct. 5-Dec. 4
Where: Havana Nursery, 10450 Smith Road, just south of Interstate 70 and Havana Street
Denver Solid Waste Transfer Station, 7301 E. Jewell Ave., Quebec Street and S. Cherry Creek Drive

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