Make a Difference By Recycling Your Christmas Tree
Help save landfill space by recycling your Christmas tree instead of throwing it in the trash. This holiday season, residents of Larimer County will once again have the opportunity to recycle their post-holiday, undecorated Christmas trees.
From December 26, 2010, through January 18, 2011, residents will be able to take their trees to one of several drop-off locations in Larimer County. The Tree Recycling Program is a free service to the community and is jointly sponsored by the City of Fort Collins and Larimer County.
Trees that are collected weekly from this residential program will be processed into wood mulch suitable for landscaping and gardening projects. Later in the spring, the mulch will be offered to the public for free at the Larimer County Landfill.
It is extremely important for all lights, string, wire, ornaments, tinsel, fake snow and bags to be removed before taking your tree to any of the drop-off locations; otherwise these decorative materials are ground up and become mixed in the final mulch product, which degrades its value and usefulness. Here is a listing of all drop-off locations:
Edora Park, 1420 E. Stewart Street (Tennis court parking lot)
Rolland Moore Park, 2201 S. Shields Street;
Streets Facility, 625 Ninth Street (S.W. corner of Vine & Lemay)
Larimer County (until Jan. 15)
Larimer County Landfill, 5887 S. Taft Hill Rd. (Monday – Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Wellington Recycling Drop-Off Site, corner of 6th Street and Grant Avenue.
Berthoud Transfer Station: (December 29 to January 15) Open Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Christmas and New Years Day
Loveland Residents may take their trees to
Loveland Recycling Center, 400 N. Wilson Avenue
Berthoud Residents may take their trees to
Greenlawn Cemetery, corner of Highway 56 and County Line Road.
Fairgrounds: The Town of Estes Park’s holiday tree drop-off site will be open to the public from December 17, 2010 through January 28, 2011. The site is located at the fairgrounds and is accessible from Fourth Street just south of the Estes Park Senior Center. Trees must be stripped of ornaments, tinsel and other decorations. No wreaths, garland, artificial trees or tree stands will be accepted. This service is free of charge to local residents. For more information, please contact the Town of Estes Park Public Works Department at 970-577-3788. To receive Town news in your e-mail inbox, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.