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Christmas Tree Recycling Program Returns December 26 Through January 21

Released on Thursday, December 20, 2018
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The City of Fort Collins and Larimer County will host their annual Christmas tree recycling program December 26 through January 21. This program is free to residents; however, all decorations must be completely removed from trees prior to drop-off. This includes lights, ornaments, tinsel, wire, hooks, nails, plastic bags, and fake snow. Recycled trees will be repurposed and used for landscaping application in the spring, so wood mulch produced from these trees must be contamination-free.

No wreaths or artificial trees will be accepted. Check with thrift stores to donate any artificial trees in good condition.

Christmas trees will be collected and chipped on-site at the following drop-off locations:

Edora Park, 1420 E. Stuart St. (Tennis court parking lot)

Fort Collins Streets Facility, 625 Ninth St. (Southwest corner of Vine Drive and Lemay Avenue)

Fossil Creek Park, 5821 S. Lemay Ave. (enter from Lemay Avenue)

Larimer County Landfill, 5887 S. Taft Hill Road (Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Rolland Moore Park, 2201 S. Shields St. (Southeast corner of the parking lot)

Wellington Recycling Drop-Off Site, Town Garage (Corner of Sixth Street and Grant Avenue)

Options for recycling Christmas tree after January 21 are available at the following locations (residents should anticipate being charged a recycling fee):

Larimer County Green Waste program, 5887 S. Taft Hill Road – (Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Timberline Recycling Center 1903 S. Taft Hill Road in the Hard-to-Recycle-Materials Yard (Tuesday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Businesses such as Hageman’s EarthCycle also accept trees for a fee.

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