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Recycle Your Tree with Denver’s Treecycle Program

 

New Day-of-Service Schedule in 2019

Recycling your holiday tree is as easy as ever thanks to Denver Recycles’ annual Treecycle program. For every tree recycled with Treecycle, Denver residents help keep organic material out of the landfill, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create mulch that is made available to Denver residents for free at the annual Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale in May.

Participating in Treecycle is easy, free, and truly a no-brainer. After the holidays, follow these easy steps to recycle your tree:

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

2.    Set your tree out for collection on one of your scheduled trash collection days during the two-week Treecycle collection period. Set your tree out for collection by 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled trash collection day during the week of December 31st or the week of January 7th.

3.    Reclaim free mulch made from your tree at the annual Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale in May 2019.

 

Program Reminders:

  • Only natural, real trees are collected by Treecycle crews. No artificial or flocked trees.
  • Place trees out at your trash set-out location by 7 a.m. on your scheduled trash collection day.
  • 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.
  • In observance of the New Year’s Day holiday on 1/1/19, all Tuesday through Friday Solid Waste Management collections are delayed by one day during the week of 12/31.
  • Trees may also be dropped off at one of two Treecycle drop-off sites, open through January 31.
  • Treecycle is for Denver residents only.

Last year, Denver residents recycled more than 20,000 trees. Participate in this year’s Treecycle program and help Denver recycle even more!

For more information about Treecycle, the annual Mulch Giveaway and Compost Sale or other Denver Recycles programs, visit DenverGov.org/DenverRecycles call 311 (720-913-1311).