Recycling your Christmas tree is as easy as 1, 2, 3 with Denver Recycles/Solid Waste Management’s annual Treecycle program. By recycling your tree through Denver’s Treecycle program, you can help keep trees out of the landfill, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help create mulch that is available to Denver residents for free at the Annual Treecycle Mulch Giveaway & Leafdrop Compost Sale in the spring.
Here’s how easy it is to recycle your Christmas tree:
- Remove all decorations, lights and tree stands. Only natural (real) trees are collected for recycling during Treecycle. No artificial or flocked trees are accepted.
- Set your tree out for collection no later than 7 a.m. on Saturday, January 7th or January 14th.
- Reclaim free mulch made from your tree at the annual Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale in May!
- All Christmas trees must be set out at your regular trash collection location by 7 a.m. on Saturday, January 7th or January 14th. Trees may be collected on Saturday or Sunday.
- Do NOT place trees inside bags, carts or dumpsters.
- Be sure to set trees at least 2 feet away from trash or recycling containers carts, and all other obstacles.
- Trees will not be collected by Extra Trash crews during the first two weeks of January.
- After January 15th, trees can be dropped off for recycling at the Cherry Creek Recycling Drop-off.
Last year, Denver residents recycled nearly 20,000 trees. Participate in this year’s Treecycle program and help us recycle even more!
For more information about Treecycle, the Annual Treecycle Mulch Giveaway and LeafDrop Compost Sale or other Denver Recycles programs, visit DenverGov.org/DenverRecycles call 311 (720-913-1311).
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