Christmas Trees become Landscaping Mulch

Christmas Trees become Landscaping Mulch

Dec 01 2015

As holidays come to a close, and Christmas trees drop their needles, recycle your tree, and help beautify the community as well. Upcycle your Christmas tree into useful mulch!  

South Suburban and the City of Littleton will offer free Christmas tree recycling at two locations within the District from Dec. 26 through Jan. 17. Locations include South Suburban’s Willow Spring Service Center, 7100 S. Holly St., in Centennial and Cornerstone Park, 5150 S. Windermere St. (corner of W. Belleview Ave. and S. Windermere St.)

Residents within the South Suburban Park and Recreation District can drop off their tree seven days a week, from sunrise to sunset, in Cornerstone’s parking lot, adjacent to the soccer fields, or at the Willow Spring Service Center in the designated enclosure by the front gate.   

All decorations need to be removed from the tree, including lights, ornaments, garland, tinsel and stands.  If the tree is wrapped in a plastic bag, it must be removed at drop off. Flocked or artificial trees and yard refuse will not be accepted.  Most trash and waste removal companies do not accept Christmas trees, so District residents are encouraged to take advantage of this free program.

The trees will be mulched and used in landscaping throughout the District and the City of Littleton.  Residents can obtain free mulch, beginning Dec. 30.  The mulch will be available weekdays, 7:30 am until 3 pm at the Willow Spring site.  Mulch is available from the City of Littleton at the northwest corner of S. Prescott St. and W. Prentice Ave. Residents are responsible for loading and are encouraged to bring bags or trash cans and a shovel or pitchfork.  Call South Suburban at 303-721-8478 or visit ssprd.org; or the City of Littleton at 303-795-3863 for more information.