A-Z Recycling Guide -- Leaves and Pumpkins
Leaves and pumpkins can be composted through curbside composting programs, where available. Learn more about composting guidelines and the benefits of composting.
Leaves are also collected through many community yard waste programs. Find your local yard waste collection.
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.