Tree Branch Recycling Program

Seasonal - Disposal of Fallen Leaves and Old Pumpkins

Fall leaves
Broomfield residents can drop off their fallen leaves and discarded pumpkins at the Tree Branch Recycling Facility at 2990 W 124th Avenue. Please note the limited dates and hours of operation below:

Leaves can be dropped off from October 19 - December 7
Pumpkins can be dropped off from November 2 - December 7

The facility is open Wednesdays 1 - 5 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Pumpkins can be dropped into the roll-off dumpster provided at the facility. Please do not leave plastic bags, branches, or other yard debris as the pumpkins will be composted.  

Leaves can be placed into the the tree branch pile. If leaves are in plastic bags, please empty the bag and take it home with you to reuse; no plastic bags should be left on site. Leaves will be chipped with the branches for mulch. 
Please do NOT push your leaves into the gutter or street! The debris flushes into the stormwater system, which can plug storm drains and degrade the quality of ponds downstream.

Proof of residency is required. 

Normal Site Operation - Tree Branches

Limb pile
This popular program is run by Broomfield's Park Services division and is located at 2990 W 124th Avenue, within the Tree Branch Recycle & RV Wastewater Disposal Facility. 

HOURS OF OPERATION: Wednesdays, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This schedule is in effect year-round, with some exceptions for holidays.

PLEASE NOTE: The site may sometimes close if it is extremely muddy or wet. If in doubt, please call 303.464.5651.

Only tree branches and shrub branches will be accepted. Please do not bring trash, sod, grass clippings, or other landscape debris, including lumber and fence materials. Absolutely no wire, nails, or metal of any kind is allowed due to potential damage to the tub grinder and risk to the operators. Branches more than 18 inches in diameter must be cut into 4-foot lengths.

This program is available to Broomfield residents only—NO contractors or non-residents; proof of residency will be required at the gate. The sight is monitored 24 hours by surveillance camera, and violators will be prosecuted for illegal dumping under section 8.04.020 of the Broomfield Municipal Code.

Free mulch is available year round at the Broomfield Recycling Center. Bring your shovel and take as much as you need—there is no limit!

For more information, call Tom Wells, City Forester, at 303.464.5651, or email Tom.