Christmas Tree Recycling

Denver residents can set their trees out for recycling from January 5 to 16, but need to do the following:

  1. Remove all decorations and the tree stand. NO artificial or flocked (sprayed) trees. Real evergreen trees only!

  2. Set your tree out for collection during the first two weeks of January.

Simply set trees out near your normal trash set-out location by 7 a.m. on your trash collection days during the week of January 5 or the week of January 12. Your tree will be picked up by a special tree collection truck for recycling.

  1. Reclaim free mulch made from your tree at the annual Mulch Giveaway. The 2015 Mulch Giveaway is scheduled for Saturday, May 2.

Please, do not place trees in dumpsters or carts. Trees should be placed at least 2 feet away from all obstacles for collection.

For more information about Treecycle, the annual Mulch Giveaway and Compost Sale, or other Denver Recycles programs, please call 311 or visit us online at

On a final note, please be considerate of your neighbors and remember to remove snow from your walkways.