Jan 2, 2024 - News

How to recycle your Christmas tree in Denver

Illustration of a recycling symbol made from Christmas tree pine needles.

Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

For the second straight year, Christmas tree recycling in Denver is falling on residents.

Driving the news: The city's annual Treecycle program β€” which launches Tuesday β€” is not offering composting services for trees dropped in alleys and on curbsides.

  • Instead, it's opening additional drop-off locations, with three sites available on weekdays and eight sites accessible on Saturdays through Jan. 31. Drop-offs are free.

Of note: Any trees set out with the trash will be picked up β€” but dropped at the dump.

Be smart: To participate, be sure to remove any decorations, lights and tree stands before dropping it off.

What's next: Mulch from the Christmas staples recycled this month will be available for free during the city's annual Mulch Giveaway & Compose Sale in May.

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