Events & Programs


Each year the City offers free Christmas tree recycling for Arvada residents at Stenger Sports Complex. The drop-off site is located at the at the southwest corner of the W 58th Ave and Oak St intersection.

Mulch is made available free of charge at drop-off site location during the collection period. Residents are responsible for loading and hauling their own mulch.

Christmas tree recycling dates

  • Dec. 26, 2023 through Jan. 15, 2024
  • Times: 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., seven days a week

Guidelines for Christmas tree recycling

  • Please make sure the tree is free of nails, wire and all decorations to ensure safety of City staff handling the trees.
  • We do not accept garlands, wreaths, or yard waste.
  • Business or commercial use not permitted.

Christmas Tree Recycling page




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Snow Buddies matches volunteers with those physically unable to shovel their walkways.


All Arvada Residents are invited to participate in community-wide drop off events. These events are included in the minimum services that Arvada customers invest in as part of the City’s Waste and Recycling Program. In an effort to keep leaves out of the landfill and off of City streets where they can block storm drains, free residential leaf recycling is available.

2024 Drop Off Details

  • Dates: November 2-16, 2024
  • Time: 9 am to 2 pm
  • Location: Stenger Sports Complex – 11200 W 58th Avenue, Arvada, CO 80002
    • Use the entrance off of Oak St. to access the drop-off site. Please reference the above map.

Things to Know:

  • This event is for leaves only; no branches, woody brush, or tree stumps will be accepted.
  • No commercial businesses, please.
  • All leaves must be emptied on the pile. No full bags, even compostable bags, will be accepted.
  • Leaves in plastic bags will need to be emptied by the resident.

Extra bag tags
If you subscribe to the City’s Waste and Recycling Program, you can purchase tags for extra trash bags-especially handy this time of year when all those leaf bags won’t fit in your trash can! Tags are just $3.62 per bag, and you can pick them up at City Hall (8101 Ralston Road) or call 720-898-7070 for more information.
*Please bring the exact amount in cash or pay by check. Change cannot be provided.

Free Leaf Recycling page



Licensing your dog is required in unincorporated Jefferson County and in the cities of Arvada, Edgewater, Golden, Lakewood, and Wheat Ridge.


Our low-cost Vaccine Clinics are held every Friday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Foothills Animal Shelter, 580 McIntyre St., Golden, CO 80401