Recycle Your Tree After the Holidays


Denver Recycles' annual Treecycle program will be recycling thousands of Christmas trees into mulch again this holiday season. Treecycle helps Denver avoid using landfill space and paying disposal fees for a valuable, recyclable resource -- Christmas trees.


Denver Recycles grinds the Christmas trees into valuable mulch, which is made available FREE to Denver residents in the spring. In 2009, Treecycle recycled more than 18,000 trees, which were reclaimed by Denver residents at last spring’s Treecycle Mulch Giveaway and Leafdrop Compost Sale. Residents may call 720-865-6810 after April 1, 2010 for more information about the 2010 Treecycle Mulch Giveaway and Leafdrop Compost Sale.

 How to recycle your tree:  It’s as easy as can be!


1.  Remove all tinsel and decorations from your tree.  NO artificial or flocked trees, tree stands or trees in plastic bags.  Christmas Trees Only.

 

2.  Manual & Barrel customers set your tree out on your trash collection day near your normal set-out location during the two week period starting Jan. 4, 2010. Dumpsters customers set your tree out on Jan. 4, 2010 or Jan. 11, 2010 and it will be collected during that week.

 

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3.  Be sure your tree is set out by 7 AM and at least 4 feet away from any containers, bags, dumpsters or other obstacles.

 

4.  DO NOT place trees in dumpsters.


For more information about Treecycle and other Denver Recycles programs visit Denver Recycles or call 720-865-6810.

 

Note:  All Christmas trees collected or dropped off become the property of the City & County of Denver and will be recycled into mulch for the Annual Mulch Giveaway event in May.