Recycle Your Holiday Tree & Holiday Lights

December 27, 2022 / Comments (0)


Treecycle is a seasonal program offered by Denver 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 and there are a few new WEEKEND drop off locations – the closest for our Hilltop neighborhood is Carson Elementary. 

Recycle your holiday tree by dropping it off at one of the city’s collection sites listed here (and see the weekend locations listed below as well). Otherwise leave your tree at your trash set out location and we’ll collect it as part of large item pickup. You can sign up for reminders, including large trash item pick ups, by downloading the Trash and Recycling App here on this page.  Trees left out for large item pickup will not be composted. Trees must be placed at least two feet away from collection carts, structures, or other obstacles. Do not place trees inside bags or collection carts.

WEEKEND DROP SITES: Saturday Jan. 14, 21, and 28

The following Treecycle locations will be open 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.
Congress Park – 850 N Josephine St.

Recycle your old holiday lights for free December 5, 2022 – January 7, 2023!

Last year, the city recycled 4,352 lbs. of holiday lights – click here to be directed to more details from the city’s website.

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