Glenwood Springs residents can drop off Christmas trees through mid-January |

Glenwood Springs residents can drop off Christmas trees through mid-January

John Gardner
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” Ringing in the New Year typically means throwing out the old, dried-out Christmas tree.

Glenwood Springs has a Christmas tree drop-off on Airport Road, southwest of town past the turnoff to Sunlight Mountain Resort and past the old rodeo grounds, where people can throw their used trees into one of the two large Dumpsters.

There is no charge for people to drop off the trees, but there are some guidelines to follow, according to Tom Barnes of Glenwood Springs’ Parks and Recreation Department.

Barnes said that the drop-off operates on the honor system and that anything other than Christmas trees is not accepted. Also, Christmas trees should be free of any tinsel, ornaments, lights or any other decoration.

“We just ask that people put them in there without any ornaments or anything, stripped to the needles,” Barnes said.

Signs are posted along Midland Avenue. The city will accept discarded Christmas trees through mid-January, according to Barnes. However, he had no specific date as a deadline. Discarded trees will be taken to the South Canyon Landfill, where they will be put through a chipper and turned into mulch.

Contact John Gardner: 384-9114

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