Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree: From Fort Collins to Colorado Springs, drop off your trees at these locations. 

We've decked the halls, enjoyed holiday cheer, and now it's time to do something with that beautiful tree (which is likely now shedding needles at a supersonic rate). You can recycle your Christmas trees at several locations this year, so end your holiday in an eco-friendly way! Remember to remove all decorations, tinsel, garland, lights, nails, and tree stands before you make the drop. Many of these locations also provide free mulch pick up at some time after the drop-off dates, so check the websites for more info. 

Adams County

Adams County Regional Park, 9755 Henderson Rd., Brighton: Free recycling for live Christmas trees through Jan. 13.


Drop off real trees at any of these three locations through Jan. 7:  

Del Mar Park, 12000 E. Sixth Ave. 
Olympic Park, 15501 E. Yale Ave.
Saddle Rock Golf Course, 21705 E. Arapahoe Rd.


Drop your Christmas trees off at one of these six locations through Jan. 13:

Anthem Community Park, 5663 Sheridan Pkwy.
Broadlands West Park, Meadow Mountain Rd. just south of 144th Ave. on Sheridan  
Bronco Park, 3100 Westlake Dr.
Community Park Ball Fields, 300 Community Park Rd.
Lac Amora Park, 2800 Miramonte Blvd.
Meridian Park, 14256 McKay Park Cir.

After Jan. 13, you take your trees to the Tree Branch Recycling Facility at 2990 W. 124th Ave. 

Colorado Springs

Drop off your trees Dec. 29-30 and Jan. 5-6 at the following locations: 

Baptist Road Trailhead, Baptist Road and Old Denver Hwy.
Falcon Trailhead, southwest of Woodmen and McLaughlin roads
Cottonwood Creek Park, Dublin Boulevard and Montarbor Dr.
Sky Sox Stadium, Barnes Road and Tutt Blvd.
Rock Ledge Ranch, Gateway Road and 30th St.
Memorial Park, Pikes Peak Avenue and Union Blvd.

Trees also may be taken to Rocky Top Resources, 1755 E. Las Vegas St., from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays from Dec. 26-28 and Jan. 2-31. 


Residents can simply put your tree out for trash collection day by 7 a.m. between Dec. 31-Jan. 11. If you miss trash day, you can drop off your trees at TreeCycle Drop-Off options -- learn more here.

Douglas County

Drop your trees off by Jan. 31:

Bayou Gulch, 4815 Fox Sparrow Rd., Parker
Challenger Regional Park, 17299 E. Lincoln Ave., Parker
Dad Clark Park, 3385 Asterbrook Cir., Highlands Ranch
Fairgrounds Regional Park, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock
Founders Park, 4671 Enderud Blvd., Castle Rock
Highland Heritage Regional Park, 9651 S. Quebec St., Highlands Ranch
Metzler Ranch Community Park, 4175 Trail Boss Dr., Castle Rock
Paintbrush Park, 3492 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock
Redstone Park, 3280 Redstone Park Cir., Highlands Ranch
Salisbury Park (East paved parking lot), 12010 S. Motsenbocker Rd., Parker
Toepfer Park, 9480 Venneford Ranch Rd., Highlands Ranch
Salisbury Park (East paved parking lot), 12010 S. Motsenbocker Rd., Parker

Fort Collins

City of Fort Collins: Timberline Recycling Center - Hard to Recycle Materials Yard, 1903 S. Timberline Rd 
Larimer County Recycling Drop-off Center, 5887 S. Taft Hill Rd. 


Frisco Bay Marina, dirt lot at the corner of Summit Boulevard/Highway 9 and Marina Rd. through Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. Trees will fuel the Spontaneous Combustion bonfire on Jan. 26. 


Greeley Organic Waste Center, 1130 E. 8th St. Trees are accepted Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the end of January.


Intersection of Highway 93 & Golden Gate Canyon Rd., through Jan 27


Lakewood’s Greenhouse, 9556 W. Yale Ave. Trees are accepted from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Jan. 13.


South Suburban’s Willow Spring Service Center, 7100 S. Holly Street in Centennial, and Cornerstone Park, 5150 S. Windermere St. Trees are being accepted through mid-January.


Drop-off sites are open from sunrise to sunset until Jan. 31.

Centennial Park, 977 W. 1st St.
Kroh Park, 5200 N. Garfield Ave. 
Loveland Recycling Center, 400 N. Wilson Ave.

Did you already dispose of your Christmas tree? What about the rest of your decorations? When do you typically take them down? Let us know in the comments below.

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