Want to know what to do with your fall leaves? Give them to your community!
Need leaves for composting or mulching? Get them from the community!
The City’s Environmental Services Division sponsors a leaf exchange program which operates year-round (though keep in mind that most exchange activity occurs in the Fall). Through the program you can locate additional leaves for mulching or composting in your yard or garden, or locate recycling options for your leaves (and avoid extra charges on your trash bill).
The Fort Collins Leaf Exchange is a decentralized, email-based service which uses Yahoo Groups to facilitate the exchange of leaves between people who want leaves, and those who have leaves to give away. (It is modeled on the highly successful FreeCycle program.)
To participate in the Leaf Exchange visit the program website. Click the "sign up" link. If you already have a Yahoo! login, simply sign-in. If you do not have a Yahoo! login, fill out the online form to obtain a login. Please note that due to increased levels of spam e-mails, the Fort Collins Leaf Exchange is only available to registered users. Refer to the Leaf Exchange website for guidelines about how to post to your "leaves wanted" or "leaves available" message.
Other leaf drop-off locations are listed here.
See article entitled "Leaf Exchange Program Available for Leaf Givers & Seekers" (PDF 15KB).
The City of Fort Collins makes no guarantees regarding the status of any listed material.
The City of Fort Collins does not arrange transport of materials. As a courtesy, leaves should be free of rocks, trash, tree limbs, grass clippings or garden debris.
Physical Address: 215 N Mason St, Fort Collins, CO 80524
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