Here are the drop-off locations around the City - REMEMBER to remove all nails, decorations, and stands prior to drop-off!

Aurora - 

12/27-1/10/22 residents may drop off real Christmas trees anytime at -

Del Mar Park - 12000 E. 6th Ave.

Olympic Park - 15501 E. Yale Ave.

Saddle Rock Golf Course - 21705 E. Arapahoe Road

If you would like the mulch, bring your own truck, bags, containers, and shovels - and will be FREE while supplies last.

Castle Rock - 

Drop-off dates: Dec. 26 through Jan. 31
Hours: Anytime
Founders Park, 4671 Enderud Blvd
Metzler Ranch Community Park , 4175 Trail Boss Drive
Paintbrush Park, 3492 Meadows Blvd.

Centennial - 

East Side Residents

It is anticipated free mulch will be available for private use, on a first come first serve basis, at Lookout Park starting Tuesday, December 28 and every other day after that, excluding holidays, weekends and snow events.

West Side Residents

  • Willow Spring Service Center, 7100 S. Holly St, in the designated enclosure by the front gate.

Residents may obtain free mulch, on a first come first serve basis, from the Willow Springs Service Center, beginning Tuesday, December 28. The mulch will be available weekdays, 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Residents are responsible for loading and are encouraged to bring bags or trash cans and a shovel or pitchfork.

Cherry Hills Village - 

Curbside collection: Trees placed curbside are considered yard-waste and will be picked up and recycled as part of your weekly yard-waste collection. Trees that are decorated or wrapped in plastic bags or tarps will not be collected.

Denver - 

Put out your real Christmas tree on your designated trash day 1/3-1/14/22 and it will be picked up.  (during this time, there will be NO EXTRA pickups)   BE SURE to remove decorations, nails, stands and lights.   FREE mulch will be available to DENVER RESIDENTS ONLY at the mulch giveaway & compost sale in May.

Douglas County - 

Drop-off dates: Dec. 26 through Jan. 31
Hours: Anytime
Contact Information: Douglas County Parks at 720-733-6990
Mulch: Available on-site while supplies last

Bayou Gulch, 4815 Fox Sparrow Road, Parker
Challenger Regional Park, 17299 E. Lincoln Ave., Parker
Fairgrounds Regional Park, 500 Fairgrounds Drive, Castle Rock
Highland Heritage Regional Park, 9651 S. Quebec St.

Greenwood Village - 

The Village offers holiday tree recycling pickup to residents of single-family homes beginning in late December and continuing through January. Residents may place their trees curbside on their regularly scheduled trash day and Village crews will collect them to use as mulch. Please make sure the trees are separate from your household trash and all decorations have been removed. Beginning in December, residents may also drop their trees off in the north parking lot of Village Greens Park located at Dayton Street and Union Avenue (across the street from Cherry Creek High School). Dropoff continues through January. Look for the specific dates of this program to be posted in December and for more information, contact Parks Maintenance at 303-486-5750. 

Highlands Ranch - 

Drop-off dates: Dec. 25 through Jan. 17
Hours: Anytime
Contact Information: Highlands Ranch Metro District at 303-791-0430; Douglas County Parks for Highland Heritage Park (see below)
Mulch: Available on a self-serve basis on-site while supplies last

Dad Clark Park, 3385 Asterbrook Cir.
Redstone Park, 3280 Redstone Park Cir.
Toepfer Park, 9480 Venneford Ranch Rd.

Parker -

Drop-off dates: Dec. 25 through Jan. 29
Hours: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Contact Information: Town of Parker at 303-840-9546
Mulch: Available on a self-serve basis on-site while supplies last for the first week in January.  Green and flocked trees accepted.

Salisbury Park (East paved parking lot), 12010 S. Motsenbocker Rd.


Real Christmas trees get dry the longer you keep them in your home.   Get them recycled, and don't be a statistic with a house fire!