Recycling programs offer easy ways to dispose of Christmas trees

With the holidays now over it's time dispose your old Christmas tree.

You can drop your trees off Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. Residents can place their trees where they place their trash and recycling for collection. The site advises calling your collector for handling trees over 8 feet tall.

You can drop your trees off anytime before the new year.

Colorado Springs Youth Sports is holding its annual TreeCycle event to reduce tree waste, provide free mulch and support youth sports.

Trees are not the only waste left after the holiday season.

For those with natural Christmas trees, there are many options for recycling and mulching the trees. If you would like more information contact The Wappapello Lake Project office at 573-222-8562. Note that no extra plastic bags next to your trash cart are permitted without a bag tag.

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Until January 10, residents can drop off Christmas trees, live garland and live wreaths at the Environmental Services Department, located at 3440 Kauloosa Avenue.

Dry Christmas trees can quickly become a fire hazard.

A day after presents were opened under evergreen needles, Columbia County residents began recycling Christmas trees at the "Bring One for the Chipper" event at Home Depot.

"We like to recycle the trees", said Reynolds. Composting is natural, easy, requires nearly no maintenance and can be done in any number of ways, according to a news release from the city.

"There's usually just a few trees that don't get picked", said Bill Jacobs with a smile.


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