Treecycle is a seasonal program offered by Denver that turns discarded Christmas trees into mulch after the holiday season.  Free Treecycle mulch is made available to Denver residents at the Mulch Giveaway and Compost Sale in May.  Please note, Treecycle is for Denver residents only. 

Recycle your holiday tree by dropping it off at one of our collection sites listed below. Otherwise leave your tree at your trash set out location and we’ll collect it as part of large item pickup. Trees left out for large item pickup will not be composted. Trees must be placed at least two feet away from collection carts, structures, or other obstacles.

Do not place trees inside bags or in your trash or recycle collection carts and please remove all decorations.

Recycle your Christmas tree after the holidays!

2023 Treecycle Collection: January 3-31

How it works:

Step 1.Remove all decorations, lights, and the tree stand from your tree.

  • Only natural, real trees will be accepted.  No artificial or flocked trees.

Step 2.Bring your tree to one of our locations below:

WEEKDAY DROP SITES: Jan. 3 – Jan. 31*

The following Treecycle locations will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cherry Creek Transfer Station – 7301 E. Jewell Ave. (enter on E. Jewell Ave.)
Havana Nursery – 10450 Smith Rd. (enter on Smith Road)
Central Platte Campus – 1271 W. Bayaud Ave. (next to the Denver Animal Shelter)

*These locations will be closed on Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

WEEKEND DROP SITES: Saturday Jan. 14, 21, and 28

The following Treecycle locations will be open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sloan’s Lake Northwest Parking Lot  – W. Byron Pl. and Yates St.
Bruce Randolph – E. 40th Ave. and Steele St.
Fred Thomas Park – 2400 Quebec St.
Evie Dennis School Campus – 4800 Telluride St.
Central Platte Campus – 1271 W. Bayaud Ave.
Carson Elementary - 5420 E 1st Ave.
ennedy High School – Newland St. and Brown Pl.
Slavens Elementary – 3000 S Clayton St.
Congress Park – 850 N Josephine St.

Step 3.Pick up free mulch made from your tree at the annual Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale in May.