Each year, Denver’s Treecycle program keeps thousands of trees out of the landfill by turning discarded Christmas trees into usable mulch for Denver residents. Last year alone, more than 20,000 trees were turned into free mulch that Denver residents took home from the Mulch Giveaway event in the spring.
From January 5 until January 16, Denver residents can set their trees out next to their trash container or dumpster, and a special tree collection truck will collect them for recycling. Responsibly recycling your Christmas tree has never been easier.
- Remove all decorations and the tree stand. No artificial or flocked trees. Real trees only.
- Set your tree out for collection during the first two weeks of January.
- Remember to claim free mulch made from your tree at the annual Mulch Giveaway event in the spring!
Denver residents should note that set-out days and locations depend on the existing trash collection method.
Dumpster customers: Set trees out in the alley by 7 a.m. on either Monday, January 5 or Monday, January 12 for collection sometime during that week.
Manual customers: Set trees out near your normal trash set-out location by 7 a.m. on one of the trash collection days during the week of January 5 or the week of January 12.
Please, do not place trees in dumpsters. Trees should be placed at least two feet away from dumpsters and other obstacles for collection.
For questions about the 2015 Treecycle program, please call 311 or visit www.DenverGov.org/DenverRecycles