Treecycle is a seasonal program offered by Denver Recycles that turns discarded Christmas trees into mulch after the holiday season. Free Treecycle mulch is made available to Denver residents at the Mulch Giveaway and Compost Sale in May. Please note, Treecycle is for Denver residents only. 

Please remember, Extra Trash Collection will be suspended for two weeks so that Solid Waste Management crews can collect Christmas trees. 


Recycle your Christmas tree after the holidays!

2022 Treecycle Collection: January 3-21

How it works:

Step 1.Remove all decorations, lights, and the tree stand from your tree.

  • Only natural, real trees are collected by Treecycle crews.  No artificial or flocked trees.

Step 2.Set your tree out for collection on one of your scheduled trash collection days between January 3-21, 2022.

  • Reminder: Collection days are changing for many customers beginning Monday, Jan. 3; look for your Wastewise newsletter for your schedule information or check
  • Set trees out by 7 a.m. on your scheduled trash collection day.
  • Curb customers: Place your tree in the same location as your trash cart. 
  • Alley customers: Place your tree behind your property. 
  • Trees must be placed at least two feet away from collection carts, structures, and other obstacles. Do not place trees inside bags or collection carts.

Step 3.Pick up free mulch made from your tree at the annual Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale in May.