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Posted on: December 11, 2017

Be Green and Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree Recycling

Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation offers a free Christmas tree recycling program that runs December through the end of February. This service is FREE of charge to Wheat Ridge residents and is open daily from sunrise to sunset.

Did you get a live tree this year? Keep it watered and it will stay fresh longer. If you are leaving for the holiday break or just want to recycle the tree early, Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation has already started their free Christmas tree recycling program that runs December through the end of February. This service is FREE of charge to Wheat Ridge residents and is open daily from sunrise to sunset.

Trees can be dropped off at Prospect Park, south of the tennis courts and the Panorama Park, on the east side of the park. Prospect Park is located at 113300 W 44th Ave and Panorama Park is on the corner of 33rd Ave and Fenton St.

Signs will be posted at both locations to help individuals find the exact drop off spots within each park.

Ornaments, tinsel, lights, nails, screws, wire, tree stands, and bags MUST be removed before dropping off your tree. The Christmas tree recycling program is not able to accept wreaths or garlands.

Christmas trees from these two park locations will be ground into mulch for use in planter beds and for trees in the City parks. Last year, more than 1,500 Christmas trees were chipped and recycled into mulch. Free mulch is available year round at Prospect Park for City residents.

This service is for individual residents only and may not be used for disposal of trees sold by area vendors.

For more information, contact Wheat Ridge Forestry at 303-205-7556

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