Branch Recycle Site

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The site, located just to the north of the Louisville Cemetery on Empire Road, is open to Louisville residents the first full weekend of each month, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Branch Recycle Site open weekends are displayed on the City Calendar.

Proof of residency will be checked at the gate by City staff. This site only accepts woody plant material such as tree and shrub debris.

Please note the mulch by the front gate is available for pick up by residents and non-residents at any time.

For more information please contact Chris Lichty, City Forester, at 303.335.4733.

DIRECTIONS - From downtown Louisville at the intersection of Main Street and Pine Street, take Pine Street east. It will cross Highway 42 and turn into Empire Road. Remain on Empire Road about 1.3 miles. The recycling site will be on your right just before the Louisville Cemetery.


After the holidays are over, don’t put your tree in the trash—leave it at the curb next to your compost cart through January. Western will pick up your tree on your compost collection day (1/10 and 1/24). If your tree is taller than 6 feet, please cut into lengths no longer than 6 feet so that the driver can fit it in the truck. 

Remember—remove all nails, ornaments, plastic, tinsel, stands and lights before setting your tree out for collection! Also, flocked trees and wire-based wreaths are not compostable.

Trees left on the curb on non-compost trash weeks ( 1/4 and 1/17) will be picked up but NOT treated as compost.