EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. - Starting December 31, El Paso County will have six recycling sites set up for people needing to get rid of their Christmas trees.
The recycling program, Treecycle, will be held on December 31, January 1, January 7 and January 8. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
As part of the process, the donated tree will be grounded up into mulch, which will be given away for free.
Anyone wanting the mulch is asked to bring their own tools and containers.
The donation sites include:
- Baptist Road, New Santa Fe Trailhead (Baptist Road & Old Denver Highway)
- Falcon, Rock Island Trailhead (SW of Woodmen Road & McLaughlin Road)
- Cottonwood Creek Park (Dublin Boulevard & Montarbor Drive)
- Sky Sox Stadium (Barnes Road & Tutt Boulevard)
- Rock Ledge Ranch (Gateway Road (to Garden of the Gods) & 30th Street)
- Memorial Park (Pikes Peak Avenue & Union Boulevard)
Rocky Top Resources (1755 E Las Vegas Street) will also be taking trees from December 27 to December 30 and January 3 to January 31. This location will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. They are closed on Sundays.
The $5 suggested minimum fee is tax-deductible and will go towards community youth sports programs through El Pomar Youth Sports.
For additional information, please visit the Treecycle website at www.Treecyclecos.org, the El Paso County website, www.elpasoco.com, or contact El Paso County Community Services Department Environmental Division at 520-7871.