Recycle your tree in El Paso County following the holiday.
According to county officials the program begins, Dec. 29 and 30, and will also run Jan. 5 and 6.
There is a suggested tax deductible donation of $5 per tree, which goes to support youth sports programs throughout the county.
The following locations, except Rocky Top Resources, will be open both weekends 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.:
Baptist Road Trailhead - Baptist Road & Old Denver Road
Cottonwood Creek Park - Dublin Boulevard & Montarbor Drive
Verizon Complex - 30th Street and Garden of the Gods Road
Memorial Park - Union Boulevard & Pikes Peak Avenue
Sky Sox Stadium - Barnes Road & Charlotte Parkway
Falcon Trailhead - Southwest of Woodmen Road & McLaughlin Road
Rocky Top Resources - 1755 East Las Vegas Street
Rocky Top will be open for Christmas Tree Recycling, Dec. 26 through Jan. 31. Hours of operation are: Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. and closed Sundays and New Years Day.
For more information, call El Paso County Environmental Services Department, Solid Waste Management Division, at 520-7878.
Officials in Pueblo report city and county residents can drop off their Christmas trees free of charge Saturday, January 5th and Sunday, January 6th at the Colorado State Fairgrounds, Gate 8 at the corner of Small and Euclid, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
They ask residents to remove decorations, tree stands, wires and nails.
Trees must be dropped off at designated times only.
Free mulch will be available to the public after 11 a.m. on Monday, January 7th only on a first come, first served basis.
For more information, call the Pueblo City-County Health Department’s Recycle Hotline at 719-583-4924.