UPDATE: Recycle your Christmas tree for free through Jan. 15
UPDATE (Dec. 31, 2019): Drop-off locations have been extended to January, 15, 2020.
Be green this holiday season and recycle your natural Christmas tree with the city. Seven free drop-off locations are open through January 15, 2020 to let you dispose of your tree at no charge.
Trees should be natural and free of all ornaments, decorations, and stands. Wreaths, tree limbs, synthetic trees, bushes, and shrubs are not accepted for recycling. Contribute your tree and help keep the city beautiful throughout the trails system. The parks and recreation department mulches the trees and uses the material along city greenways and trails. About 450 trees were recycled last year.
• Fairfax Park, 6850 Fairfax Dr., north parking lot along E. 69th Ave.
• River Run Park, 11515 Oswego St., small parking lot
• Bison Ridge Recreation Center, 13905 E. 112th Ave.
• Eagle Pointe Recreation Center, 6060 Parkway Dr., west side parking lot
• Municipal Services Center, 8602 Rosemary St., entrance south of the soccer fields
• Buffalo Run Golf Course, 15700 E. 112th Ave., near the maintenance building
• Fronterra Park, 10020 Joplin St., parking lot along E. 101st Way
Look for fencing and signage, clearly marking the recycling drop-off areas at each location. For additional information, contact the parks operations hotline at 303-289-8196.