Wondering what to do with that dried out Christmas tree?  There are plenty of options for recycling in Northern Colorado.  Just make sure to remove all decorations, lights, stands, tinsel, nails and other foreign objects from the tree before recycling it.

In Larimer County trees will be processed into wood mulch suitable for landscaping and gardening projects. Later in the spring, the mulch will be offered to the public for free at the Larimer County Landfill.

Here is a list of where you can drop off your Christmas tree:

• Edora Park, 1420 E. Stuart St. (Tennis court parking lot)

• Larimer County Landfill, 5887 S. Taft Hill Rd. (Monday – Saturday, 8a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

• Rolland Moore Park, 2201 S. Shields St. (Parking lot, S.E. corner)

• Streets Facility, 625 Ninth Street (S.W. corner of Vine & Lemay)

•The corner of 14th Avenue and A Street, where the branches from the early winter storm were collected.

• Greeley Organic Waste (GROW), 1 mile East of Highway 85 on East 8th Street until December 30, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.  A fee of $1.00 per tree will be charged.

• The southern site is Centennial Park located at West 1st and Taft (in the parking lot north of First Street, west of Swift Field)

• The western site is at the Loveland Recycling Center (off of 1st Street & Wilson Avenue)

•The northern site is Kroh Park located at North Highway 287 and 52nd Street (adjacent to the Habitat for Humanity location).

Windsor – Through January 28th

•  Brush Recycling Site, 801 Diamond Valley Drive. Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.


• Wellington Recycling Drop-Off Site (corner of 6th Street and Grant Ave.)


• A-1 Organics in Eaton at 16350 Weld County Road 76 will accept trees and branches during their normal business hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Normal tipping fees will be charged.