Fall leaf drop-off extended to Nov. 19 for Glenwood Springs residents

Glenwood Springs City Worker Evan Vergin, shovels leaves into a bin at Centennial Park on Tuesday.
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The fall leaf drop-off is extending through Nov. 19 for Glenwood Springs residents dependent on weather, the city announced on Monday. 

This free service is only open to residents of Glenwood Springs. The collection site is not available for use by commercial operators. 

“Leaves can be dropped off at any time of day. When doing so, please take them out of the bag and remove any stones, litter, branches or other debris,” the city said in a news release. “This will prevent possible damage to equipment and injuries to workers.” 

The City of Glenwood Springs encourages residents to remove leaves from their yards, because they can clog storm drain inlets and piping, which can cause street flooding. 

Once collected, the Glenwood Springs Streets Department will haul leaves from the rodeo grounds to the composting facility at the South Canyon landfill for processing.

To get to the Rodeo Lot to drop off: From Midland Avenue, go south. At the 4 Mile Road Roundabout, take the second exit onto Airport Road. In just under half a mile, the Rodeo Lot will be on your left (across from the Cardiff Coke Ovens). The lot is marked with a sign and the gates will be open. 

Leaves can also be dropped off any time of year at the South Canyon Landfill for a minimal fee.

For questions, call Glenwood Springs Public Information Officer Bryana Starbuck at 970-384-6441 or email her at

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