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News Release

Christmas Tree Recycling

Department: Solid Waste
Release Date: Jan 15, 2013

Contact Information:

Stephen Gillette, Director, (970) 498-5762,

Larimer County residents may drop off their Christmas trees for recycling at the Larimer County Landfill at 5887 S. Taft Hill Road, Fort Collins, free of charge through January 21, which is Martin Luther King Jr’s Day. The Landfill will be open for business from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on that day.

Trees taken to the Landfill and Fort Collins sites will be ground into mulch which will then be available for free to residents in the spring at the Landfill. News releases will advise of the date the mulch will be available.
Trees must be thoroughly “cleaned up" before being dropped off—all lights, tinsel, garland, plastic wrap, tree stands, wire, rope, nails, and any other foreign materials MUST be removed from the trees before bringing to the drop off sites. Flocked trees (those decorated with fake snow) CANNOT be recycled.
For more details about what can be recycled in Larimer County, call 498-5760 or visit For the latest information on unscheduled landfill closures (usually due to high winds), call the 24-hour information line at 498-5770.


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