Are you ready to get rid of the Christmas clutter?
You can drop off your live Christmas tree to be recycled for free, now through Jan. 21 at six Fort Collins area sites.
You must remove all decorations from the tree first. That includes lights, wire, hooks, ornaments, tinsel and fake snow.
Here’s where you can drop off the trees:
- Edora Park, 1420 E. Stuart St., tennis court parking lot
- Rolland Moore Park, 2201 S. Shields St., southeast corner of parking lot
- City Streets Facility, 625 Ninth St., southwest corner of Vine Drive and Lemay Avenue
- Fossil Creek Park, 5821 S. Lemay Ave., enter on Lemay
- Wellington Recycling Drop-Off, town garage, corner of Sixth and Grant
- Larimer County Landfill, 5887 S. Taft Hill Road, green waste drop-off
If you don’t make it to one of these sites by Jan. 21, you can drop off trees, for a fee, at the Larimer County Green Waste program at the landfill, 5887 S. Taft Hill Road, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and at the Timberline Recycling Center, 1903 S. Timberline Road, in the hard-to-recycle-materials yard, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Businesses such as Hageman’s EarthCycle also accept trees for a fee.
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How to recycle other Christmas waste
Wrapping paper can be put in your recycle bin as long as it doesn’t have foil on it, according to Gallegos Sanitation’s recycle guide and the city of Fort Collins’ holiday recycling page. Anything with foil should be put in the trash, along with any ribbons and bows that you choose not to reuse.
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