Recycling sites taking Christmas trees

Artificial snow spray prevents acceptance

Staff report
Posted 1/7/19

Christmas has come and gone. Now what to do with that tree? Douglas County and its local municipalities have multiple locations where residents can drop off trees, with some sites open through the …

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Recycling sites taking Christmas trees

Artificial snow spray prevents acceptance

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Christmas has come and gone. Now what to do with that tree?

Douglas County and its local municipalities have multiple locations where residents can drop off trees, with some sites open through the end of January.

Before bringing trees for recycling, all ornaments, lights, tinsel, garland, plastic wrap, tree stands, wire, rope, nails, etc., must be removed. Also, live trees with artificial snow sprayed on the branches cannot be mulched and will not be accepted.

County-operated sites will accept trees through Jan. 31, and mulch is available on-site while supplies last. Contact Douglas County Parks and Trails at 720-733-6990.

County sites include:

• Bayou Gulch, 4815 Fox Sparrow Road, Parker

• Challenger Regional Park, 17299 E. Lincoln Ave., Parker

• Fairgrounds Regional Park, 500 Fairgrounds Drive, Castle Rock

• Highland Heritage Regional Park, 9651 S. Quebec St., Highlands Ranch

A number of the municipalities in Douglas County also have sites for recycling.

Castle Rock's sites will accept trees through Jan. 31, and mulch is available at Metzler Ranch Park, while supplies last. Drop off trees at Founders Park, 4671 Enderud Blvd.; Metzler Ranch Community Park, 4175 Trail Boss Drive; and Paintbrush Park, 3492 Meadows Blvd.

In Highlands Ranch, dropoff sites are Dad Clark Park, 3385 Asterbrook Circle; Redstone Park, 3280 Redstone Park Circle; and Toepfer Park, 9480 Venneford Ranch Road. These sites are open through Jan. 17, and much is availble while supplies last. Contact the Highlands Ranch Metro District at 303-791-0430.

In Parker, residents can drop off trees from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. through Jan. 29 at Salisbury Park, 12010 S. Motsenbocker Road, in the east paved parking lot. Contact the Town of Parker at 303-840-9546.

More details are available at www.douglas.co.us/dcoutdoors/christmas-tree-recycling.

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