Locations to Recycle your Christmas Tree in Denver & Aurora
Your Christmas tree gave you so much joy during the holidays, but now may have a brown look, starting to get very dry and can be a fire hazard. It is time to turn this brown tree into GREEN. Be sure to remove all tinsel, ornaments, garlands, stands and lights before recycling. Only real trees will be eligible.
Denver Residents -
You can now give your once beautiful Christmas tree a second life and recycle it with Denver Recycle Tree program. Denver Public Works Solid Waste Management will be collecting Christmas trees for recycling starting Monday, January 2nd. All Denver residents whose trash is collected by Denver Public Works Solid Waste Management may participate. Put your tree out with your regular trash on your regular pick up day.
The recycling will be in effect through January 11th. Last year Denver recycled over 18,000 trees. All Christmas trees will be turned into mulch, and given away in the annual giveaway in May.
Aurora Residents -
The City of Aurora will offer the tree recycling through January 8th at the following sites.
Del Mar Park, 12000 E. 6th Avenue, Aurora, 80011
Olympic Park, 15501 E. Yale Ave, Aurora 80013
Saddle Rock Golf Course, 21705 E. Arapahoe Rd, Aurora 80016
Free tree mulch will be available at the tree drop-off locations, while supplies last between Dec. 30 and Jan 8. Bring a truck, bags, containers and shovels for self-loading. For more information you can contact them at 303-739-7177.