Christmas tree recycling is easy and environmentally friendly
South Suburban Parks and Recreation (SSPR) and the City of Littleton will offer free Christmas tree recycling at two locations from December 26, 2021 through January 14, 2022.
The Littleton collection site is located at Cornerstone Park, 5150 S. Windermere Street at the corner of W. Belleview Avenue and S. Windermere Street. The normal parking lot at Cornerstone Park is under construction so Christmas tree drop-off will be the lot further east next to Colorado Journey Mini Golf; follow the signs.
SSPR will collect trees at its Willow Spring Service Center, 7100 S. Holly Street. Residents can drop off their tree seven days a week from sunrise to sunset at Cornerstone Park, or at the Willow Spring Service Center in the designated enclosure by the front gate.
All decorations must be removed from the tree including lights, ornaments, garland, tinsel and stands and plastic bags. 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. Free mulch is also available from the City of Littleton throughout the year at the northwest corner of S. Prescott Street and W. Prentice Avenue. Residents are responsible for loading their own mulch 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.