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Recycle Christmas Trees through Denver’s Treecycle Program 2018

DENVER – ‘Tis almost time to give your Christmas tree a second life – recycle it through the Denver Public Works Treecycle program!  In Denver, trees will be collected over two extended weekends in January. People who participate in Treecycle are helping support the City’s goal of increasing its recycling rate to 34% or greater, as outlined in Mayor Hancock’s 2020 Sustainability Goals.

Here’s how to participate in the 2018 program:

  • On Friday, January 5 or Friday, January 12, Denver Solid Waste Management customers should set their trees out for collection at their normal trash set-out location no later than 7:00am.
  • Trees will be collected no later than 5:00pm on Monday, January 8 or Monday, January 15.
  • Only real trees are accepted for recycling; no artificial or flocked trees.
  • Remove all decorations, lights, and tree stands.
  • Please set trees at least two feet away from trash, compost and recycling containers, cars, and other obstacles. Do not place trees inside bags or collection carts.

Denver residents who are unable to participate in Treecycle can recycle their trees for free at two drop-off locations through Wednesday, January 31:

It’s important for residents to keep in mind, extra trash crews will not collect trees before or during Treecycle.

All trees collected during Treecycle will be turned into mulch, which will be made available for free to Denver residents at the City’s annual Mulch Giveaway and Compost Sale in the spring!

For more information about Treecycle or drop-off locations and hours, please visit denvergov.org/treecycle.

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