Treecycle Program Opens Saturday Drop Sites to Recycle Holiday Trees

Published on January 12, 2024

Treecycle Recycling Program

DENVER – Extend the joy of the holiday season by giving your Christmas tree a new lease on life through Denver's Treecycle program. Beginning this weekend, and continuing through the end of the month, Denver residents can recycle their holiday tree at designated drop sites on Saturdays.

Residents are reminded to remove all decorations, lights and the tree stand before bringing their tree to one of nine locations open January 13, 20 and 27 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Sloan’s Lake Northwest Parking Lot – W. Byron Pl. and Yates St.
  • Bruce Randolph – E. 40th Ave. and Steele St.
  • Fred Thomas Park – 2400 Quebec St.
  • Evie Dennis School Campus – 4800 Telluride St.
  • Central Platte Campus – 1271 W. Bayaud Ave.
  • Carson Elementary - 5420 E 1st Ave.
  • Kennedy High School – Newland St. and Brown Pl.
  • Slavens Elementary – 3000 S Clayton St.
  • East High School – 1600 City Park Esplanad

Weekday drop sites are also open through the end of the month. Locations are listed at

Trees received at Treecycle drop sites will be turned into mulch made available to Denver residents for free at DOTI’s annual Mulch Giveaway in the spring! Residents that don’t wish to recycle their tree (although we highly encourage it!) can set their tree out for collection on their large item pickup day. Trees left out for large item pickup will not be turned into mulch.