Recycle Your Christmas Tree with Denver’s Treecycle Program

This year Treecycle collections will occur on normal trash collection days between January 6-17.

Recycling your Christmas tree is as easy as 1, 2, 3 with Denver Recycles/Solid Waste Management’s annual Treecycle program. By recycling your tree through Denver’s Treecycle program, you can help keep trees out of the landfill, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and help create mulch that is available to Denver residents for free at the Annual Treecycle Mulch Giveaway Compost Sale in the spring.

Here’s how easy it is to recycle your Christmas tree:
Remove all decorations, lights and tree stands. Only natural (real) trees are collected for recycling during Treecycle. No artificial or flocked trees are accepted.
Set your tree out for collection no later than 7 a.m. on one of your scheduled trash collection days between January 6 and 17.
Reclaim free mulch made from your tree at the annual Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale in May!

Do NOT place trees inside bags, carts or dumpsters.
Be sure to set trees at least 2 feet away from trash or recycling carts, and all other obstacles.
This program suspends Extra Trash Collection by two weeks. If your scheduled Extra Trash Collection occurs during January 6-17, it will be pushed back.
After January 17th, trees can be dropped off for recycling at the Cherry Creek Recycling Drop-off.
Last year, Denver residents recycled nearly 21,500 trees. Participate in this year’s Treecycle program and help us recycle even more!

For more information about Treecycle, Recycle Your Holiday Lights, or other Denver Recycles programs, visit call 311 (720-913-1311).