Where and How to Recycle or Dispose of Christmas Trees in Colorado in January 2017
In many urban and suburban areas, Christmas trees are collected from curbside during the first 2 weeks in January. Be sure to remove all
remove all lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments, nails, stands, other
NON-Organic decorative materials and other materials that are not part
of the original tree. This includes tree stands also. Flocked trees are usually accepted, but not artificial trees. Large trees (larger
than the standard 6 - 7 ft tree) may need to be cut in half to
be acceptable by your
garbage hauler. But scrroll down this page for more specific
information and local links.
What happens to the trees? In most cases, the trees are chipped and made into a mulch
which is usually made available, free to city or county residents.
Important: Never burn your Christmas tree in a fireplace or wood stove.
Burning the tree may contribute to creosote buildup and could cause a
Tips: Always follow the links (usually the name of the city or county) below for updated information, as these agencies often wait until the last minute to change dates or
update their information (it's government, remember?). If your area is
not specifically mentioned below, contact your trash collection agency and inquire!
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Colorado: Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays
Arvada, CO - Has 3 drop-sites for residents to recycle
Christmas trees free of charge.
The City Parks Maintenance Shop at
7800 W. 62nd Avenue is accepting trees 7 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday through
Friday, beginning Tuesday, December 27, 2016 thru January 20, 2017.
Lake Arbor Lake Park at 6400 Pomona Drive is accepting trees beginning
Monday, December 26, 2016 thru January 22, 2017. No restricted days or
Lutz Sports Complex at West 58th Avenue and Miller Street is
accepting trees beginning Monday, December 26, 2016 thru January 22,
2017. No restricted days or times.
Please do not drop off branches or
trees downed by the Christmas wind storm. 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. The mulch will be
available free of charge at all drop-site locations. Residents will be
responsible for loading and hauling of mulch. For more information on
the Christmas tree mulching program or how to use mulch in your
landscape, call the Parks Department at 720-898-7410.
Aurora - residents can recycle their Christmas trees at one
of three local drop-off sites. Trees can be dropped off anytime from
Dec. 26 through Jan. 9 at the following locations: - Del Mar Park, 12000
E. Sixth Ave. (at Peoria Street in the west parking lot) - Olympic Park,
15501 E. Yale Ave. (east of Chambers Road) - Saddle Rock Golf Course,
21705 E. Arapahoe Road (west of 470) All nails, decorations and stands
must be removed from trees before drop off. Recycling is for real trees
only, artificial trees will not be accepted. Free mulch will also be
available at the tree drop-off locations starting at Dec. 30 until Jan.
9 or while supplies last. Bring a truck, bags, containers and shovels
for self-loading. Some homeowner’s associations have green waste
services provided that include curbside pickup of Christmas trees. For
an additional fee, these companies may also pick up trees from
households not in a homeowner’s association. Contact your trash removal
provider for details:
Lies Waste Systems 303.286.6700Call:
American Disposal Services 303.288.5279Call:
Pro Disposal* 303.791.3827Call:
For more information about Christmas tree
recycling in the city of Aurora, contact the Forestry Division at
303.739.7177. You can also check for updates on the
Aurora Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department’s Facebook page.
Boulder County/City of Boulder - You can drop off
your tree atthe
Yard Waste and Wood Drop-off Center
or, Curbside collection also
- Colorado Springs, CO - Dates: December 31, January 1,
January 7, & January 8. For extended drop off use Rocky Top Resources
Baptist Rd. Trailhead (Baptist Rd & Old Denvery Hwy),
Falcon Trailhead (SW corner of Woodmen Rd & McLaughlin Rd), Cottonwood
Creek Park (Dublin & Montarbor Dr), Skysox Stadium (Barnes & Tutt), Rock
Ledge Ranch (Gateway Rd & 30th St.), Memorial Park (Pikes Peak Ave &
Union Blvd), Rocky Top Resources (1755 E. Las Vegas St.) Info: $5.00 per
tree. Please remove all tinsel, ornaments, lights, stands, and other
foreign material prior to recycling. The fee supports the recycling
program and community sports programs. Trees are chipped into mulch and
is free to the public at the drop off sites (bring your own tools for
loading mulch) Boy Scout Troop 246
will also pick up trees.
Denver, Colrado - Treecycle collections in Denver
usually run the first two weeks of January. Get more information click
here. Remove all tinsel, lights, decorations, tree stands and
plastic bags from Christmas trees prior to collection. Please ensure
trees do not become stuck or frozen in snow bank Special Instructions.
- El Paso County
- TreeCycle Recycle Your Christmas Tree. Trees will be
ground into mulch at all locations and given away free (bring your own
tools to load your vehicle with the mulch). Equipment-loaded mulch
available at Rocky Top Resources only. $5.00 100% of suggested minimum
donation supports community youth sports programs 2 Weekends: Dec. 31 &
Jan. 1 and January 7 & 8 from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Seven Drop-Off Locations in Colorado Springs and El Paso County
- Erie, CO - Call
Golden, Colorado - Christmas Tree recycling is provided by
the City of Golden Forestry Division. Program details are distributed
every December in the Golden informer. Dates and locations published
every December in the "Golden Informer." Contact the City Forrester at
(303) 384-8141 with additional questions.
- Lafayette, CO
- Call 303-661-1306
Littleton, CO - From
from December 26 thru January 16 you may take your tree to the Littleton
collection site, located at Cornerstone Park at the southeast corner of
West Belleview Avenue and South Windermere Street. Access to the site is
off of Windermere Street just south of Belleview, with the drop site in
the parking lot adjacent to the soccer fields. South Suburban will
collect trees at its Willow Springs Service Center (WSSC), 7100 South
Holly Street in Centennial. Look for the designated enclosure by the
front gate. Both sites are open everyday during daylight hours. All
lights, ornaments, nails, and plastic bags must be removed prior to
dropping off trees. This drop off site is for natural Christmas trees
only. Do not drop off flocked trees, artificial trees, leaves, branches
or other refuse. The trees will be ground into mulch, which will be
available free to the public at the sites for as long as the supply
lasts. The city’s grounds maintenance division also provides free wood
mulch throughout the year. The mulch pile is located on the northwest corner of South
Prescott Street and West Prentice Avenue. The site is open to the public
during day light hours and the mulch supply is replenished regularly.
Residents are responsible for loading so bring bags, trash cans and a
shovel or pitchfork. For information call 303-795-3863.
- Louisville, CO
- Call 303-335-4735
- Longmont, CO
http://ecocycle.org/yourcommunity/longmont or call 303-651-8416.
Longmont Christmas Tree Recycling Christmas Tree Disposal will be at
four satellite locations this year. These are:
Roosevelt Park; you
will find it in the parking lot south of 8th Avenue
Baseball Park on the west side of parking lot off 18th Avenue
Kanemoto Park in the parking lot off of South Pratt Parkway
Centennial Park, use the east parking lot off of Alpine Street
Additionally, Longmont residents can recycle holiday lights, Styrofoam
and holiday wrapping paper at the Waste Diversion Facility.
CO - Recycling Christmas Trees at Three Convenient Drop-off
1. The Southern Site is Centennial Park located at West 1st
and Taft Avenue (in the parking lot north of First Street, just west of
2. The Western Site is at the Loveland Recycling Center
(off of 1st Street & Wilson Avenue) Residents must provide a current
Yard Waste Debris Permit in order to dispose of their Christmas tree for
free at the Recycling Center. Please note that the Recycle Center is
CLOSED on Mondays, and for the holidays of 12/25 & 1/1. Regular hours
are Tuesday-Sunday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. This location does not benefit
the mulch program for Parks & Recreation...(site is listed as a courtesy
for residents who want to drop off their trees or branches without
donating to mulch in parks)
3. The Northern Site is Kroh Park
located at North Highway 287 and 52nd Street (adjacent to the Habitat
for Humanity location). This service is FREE of charge to the public and
open daily from sun-up until sun-down between December 21st, 2015 and
January 21st, 2016. Signs will direct participants to appropriate
Please remove all ornaments, tinsel, lights, nails,
screws, wire, tree stands and bags before dropping your tree.
Christmas tree recycling at the two parks locations provides mulch for
trees and planter beds in the City parks. Last year, more than 5,000
Christmas trees were chipped and recycled into 500+ cubic yards of
mulch. For additional information on the Recycling Center drop-off
location, please call: (970) 962-2529. You may also direct questions
about the two parks locations to the Parks & Recreation Administration
Office at: (970) 962-2727.
TREE PICK UP REGISTRATION
or Call 303-499-3675. Boy Scout Troop 278 will be holding their annual
fundraiser in which the boys take your live Christmas trees to
ChristmasTree_Recyclethe recycling center on January 7, 2017. Tree pick
up starts at 8:30 am. Please remove all decorations, tinsel and
ornamentation. Donations may be left in an envelope attached to the tree
or front door.
Westminster, CO - Christmas Tree Recycling Drop Off from
Dec. 24 through Jan. 22, City Park Fitness Center, 10475 Sheridan Blvd.,
lower parking lot. Westminster Open Space Division offers a Christmas
tree recycling program. Bare Christmas trees (please remove plastic
bags, tree stands and all decorations) may be dropped off. The trees are
recycled into mulch for use by residents and city crews. Information:
303-658-2191 or 303-658-2201
Or Pick Up
Service: On Dec. 31 and Jan. 7 - Boy Scout Troop 484 provides
curb-side pickup as their annual fundraiser. Call 303-706-3389 to
schedule a tree pickup.