Tree-Cycle After the Holidays to Help Youth Sports, Environment

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

Residents of El Paso County will have seven different spots to drop-off leftover Christmas trees so they can be recycled and turned into mulch. The program also helps local youth sports.

After the trees are ground into mulch, the mulch will be given away to other county residents for use in gardens, landscaping and other home/property projects.

The Tree-cycle program will operate on two consecutive weekends: Saturday & Sunday, January 1-2 and 8-9, 2011, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

1) Baptist Road Trail head – Baptist Road & Old Denver Highway.
2) Falcon Trail head – Southwest of Woodmen Road & McLaughlin Road.
3) Cottonwood Creek Park – Dublin Boulevard & Montarbor Drive.
4) Sky Sox Stadium – Barnes Road & Tutt Boulevard.
5) Rock Ledge Ranch – Gateway Road (to Garden of the Gods) & 30th Street.
6) Memorial Park – Pikes Peak Avenue & Union Boulevard.
7) Rocky Top Resources – 1755 E. Las Vegas Street.

Rocky Top Resources will also operate as an extended Tree-cycle site from December 27, 2010 through January 31, 2011 (Hours of Operation: Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Closed Sundays).

A tax-deductible, suggested donation of $5 per tree will be applied to Colorado Springs Youth Sports, Inc. and the El Pomar Youth Sports Park to support youth sports programs throughout El Paso County.

For more information on the Tree-cycle program, click on the link provided below this story or call El Paso County’s Environmental Services Division at 520-7878.

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