Littleton and South Suburban Parks and Recreation (SSPR) will again be collecting and mulching Christmas trees from December 26 through January 12.
The Littleton collection site is located at Cornerstone Park at the southeast corner of W. Belleview Avenue and S. Windermere Street. Access to the site is off of Windermere Street just south of Belleview, with the drop site in the parking lot adjacent to the soccer fields. SSPR will collect trees at its Willow Springs Service Center, 7100 S. Holly Street in Centennial. Both sites are open everyday from sunrise to sunset.
All lights, ornaments, garland, tinsel, nails, stands, and plastic bags must be removed prior to dropping off trees. This drop off site is for Christmas trees only. 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. Residents are responsible for loading and are encouraged to bring bags or trash cans and a shovel or pitchfork to load the mulch. Call South Suburban at 303-721-8478 or the City of Littleton at 303-795-3766 for more information.
The city also provides free wood mulch throughout the year for pickup by city residents.