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Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation offers a free Christmas tree recycling program that runs through the end of February. This service is free to Wheat Ridge residents and is open daily from sunrise to sunset.

Trees can be dropped off from sunrise to sunset on either the south side of Prospect Park, near the tennis courts, or on the east side of Panorama Park. Prospect Park is located at 113300 W. 44th Ave. and Panorama Park is on the corner of 33rd Avenue and Fenton Street.

Signs are posted at both locations to help individuals find the exact drop off spots within each park.

Ornaments, tinsel, lights, nails, screws, wire, tree stands, and bags must be removed before dropping off trees. The Christmas tree recycling program is not able to accept wreaths or garlands.

Trees will be ground into mulch for use in planter beds and for trees in the city’s parks. Last year, more than 1,500 Christmas trees were chipped and recycled into mulch. Free mulch is available year round at Prospect Park for city residents.

This service is for individual Wheat Ridge residents only and may not be used for disposal of trees sold by area vendors.

For more information, contact Wheat Ridge Forestry at 303-205-7556.