A-Z Recycling Guide -- Tree Limbs/Leaves/Yard Waste
Eco-Cycle advocates "grasscycling," or letting grass clippings decompose into the lawn. This saves time, energy, and water, and reduces the need for fertilizers and pesticides. Seasonal yard waste and tree limb recycling programs are operated by towns and cities throughout Boulder County. Check with them for more information.
City and County of Boulder Yard Waste/Wood Waste Collection Facility
Located at Western Disposal’s Trash and Recycle Center
5880 Butte Mill Road
Boulder, CO 80301
Phone: (303) 444-2037
Hours: Summer (April - Thanksgiving) -- Mon. - Sat., 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Winter (Thanksgiving – March 31) -- Mon. - Fri., 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Service provided: The City of Boulder and Boulder County operate a discounted yard waste drop-off center for residents at Western Disposal. Residents receive a 40% discount from the listed rate. Boulder businesses can call for pricing.
Accepted materials: Tree branches up to 6 inches in diameter, leaves, grass and plant materials. Clean, unpainted and untreated dimensional lumber, pallets, wood cedar shake shingles, and cut-offs left over from construction or demolition projects are accepted.
Not accepted: Painted wood, pressure-treated lumber, wafer board, plywood and other composite lumber held together by glue.
More info: While dropping off your materials, you can also purchase compost and mulch made from your yard and wood waste at their compost facility.
Jay Hill Farm
5367 Jay Rd.
Boulder, CO 80301
Phone: (303) 581-0917
Accepted materials: Leaves for organic composting. No branches. Call to schedule appointment.
City and County of Broomfield
Tree Branch Recycling Program
225 Commerce St.
Broomfield, CO 80020
Phone: (303) 464-5651
Hours: Wednesdays, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Accepted materials: Tree and shrub branches up to 12 inches in diameter. Woodchips are free for anyone to pickup, subject to availability. Broomfield residents only.
Longmont Waste Diversion Center
140 Martin St.
Longmont, CO 80501
Phone: (303) 651-8416
Hours: Mon. - Sat., 7:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. (Call to confirm)
Accepted materials: Tree limbs, shrubs, bushes and leaves (no grass) are accepted at no charge for Longmont residents only (contractors and non-residents pay a fee). All plastic bags must be removed upon depositing; paper yard waste bags are acceptable and do not need to be removed. Residents must bring a recent utility bill and a valid driver's license. Limbs are ground into mulch which is available free of charge to residents that pay for City of Longmont trash services.
1708 17th Ave.
Longmont, CO 80501
Phone: (303) 682-1907
Service provided: Picks up, relocates and replants unwated living trees and shrubs (up to 10 inches in diameter) within a 50-mile radius of Longmont on the plains. Service area does not extend to the mountains.
City of Louisville
Grass Clippings and Leaf Drop-Off Site
Wastewater Treatment Plant
1601 Empire Rd
Phone: (303) 335-4783
Hours: Mon. - Sun., 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Accepted materials: Takes grass clippings and leaves. No tree limbs or branches. Louisville residents only.
Town of Lyons
Phone: (303) 823-6622
Service provided: Town of Lyons hosts an annual "spring clean" event for the collection of yard waste, electronics waste, hard-to-recycle materials and more. For more information call the Lyons Town Hall (number above).
Town of Superior
Honey Creek Ln. & Rock Creek Pkwy (Next to the Wastewater Treatment Plant)
Phone: (303) 499-3675
Hours: Wednesdays, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.; Sat. - Sun., 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Accepted materials: Grass clippings, leaves, weeds, flowers, small branches (less than 6 inches in diameter), and other yard trimmings from Town of Superior residents only. Residents must provide Superior Resident ID card (available at Parks, Recreation, and Open Space building at 127 East Coal Creek Dr.). All plastic bags must be removed upon depositing; paper yard waste bags are acceptable and do not need to be removed.
Monaco Street Organic Recycling Facility
9109 Monaco St.
Commerce City, CO 80022
Phone: (303) 710-9301
Service provided: Processes nontoxic organic waste, including scrap wood, tree limbs, leaves, soil and sod for residents, commercial landscaping companies and other business generators of organic waste. Four locations serve the Front Range area: Eaton, Commerce City, Keenesburg, Fort Lupton. Products available for retail sale. Call for more details.