South Suburban makes Christmas tree recycling easy and environmentally friendly

South Suburban makes Christmas tree recycling easy and environmentally friendly

Dec 11 2019

South Suburban Parks and Recreation (SSPR) and the City of Littleton will offer free Christmas tree recycling at two locations from December 26 through January 12. Locations include South Suburban’s Willow Spring Service Center, 7100 South Holly Street, in Centennial and Cornerstone Park, 5150 South Windermere Street. (corner of West Belleview Avenue and South Windermere Street.)

Residents 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 residents are encouraged to take advantage of this free program.

The trees will be chipped with free mulch available for pick-up at both sites, beginning December 30. The mulch is available weekdays, 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Willow Spring site and during daylight hours every day at Cornerstone Park, until it is gone. Mulch is also available from the City of Littleton throughout the year at the northwest corner of South Prescott Street and West Prentice Avenue.

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 the City of Littleton at 303.795.3766 for more information.