Recycle or compost your Christmas tree


Christmas cheer

Christmas cheer

It's time to get rid of your Christmas tree, but de-decking the halls doesn't have to mean piling the pine in the landfill.

There are several recycling options in many Western Colorado communities. Before you dispose of your tree, remove Christmas lights, wires, string, and ornaments from the tree. If transporting the tree in a bag, please remove the tree from the bag before dropping it off.

DELTA COUNTY
Delta Solid Waste Management Authority (DSWMA) operates the recycling center for Delta County. They recycle Christmas trees from December 26 through January 26, Monday – Wednesday 8 am- 3
pm, Saturday 8am-noon.
For more information call 906-786-9056.
** The City of Delta may also use Delta County recycling center. They will pick up your tree if you call and schedule to have your Christmas tree picked up.

PAONIA
Paonia residents may use the Delta County recycling center at the DSWMA facility listed above. They will pick up your tree if you call and schedule to have your Christmas tree picked up.

GRAND JUNCTION
Residents may recycle their Christmas trees at the Mesa County Organic Materials Composting Facility (3071 Highway 50 on Orchard Mesa) starting after Christmas, Tuesday through Saturday
8:00a.m. to 4:30p.m.

Residents may recycle their Christmas trees at the Mesa County Organic Materials Composting Facility starting after Christmas, Tuesday through Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information call (970) 263-9319.

MONTROSE
A month after the holidays, the city of Montrose picks up trees at curbside for recycling. Please call 240-1480 after Christmas to schedule your tree’s pick-up. Tree mulch is available free to the public.

NORWOOD
A Christmas tree recycling program is not currently available. Residents are encouraged to contact Bruin Waste Management, 970-864-7531, if interested in having one started.

GUNNISON
The town of Gunnison picks up Christmas trees for town residents in January. Place your tree in the alley for pick up. County residents may drop off their Christmas trees at the Tree Dump. The Tree Dump is located on County Road 51. Place the trees off to the side of the gate. Please make sure the trees do not block of the gate. For more information call 970-641-8020.


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