‘Tis the season to give your Christmas tree a second life and recycle it through the Aurora Recycle program! The program begins January 4 and runs for two weeks. Recycling your tree reduces waste and greenhouse gas emissions. It also creates mulch, which is made available to Aurora residents for FREE at the city’s annual Mulch Giveaway in the spring!
From Dec. 26 through Jan. 13, the city of Aurora will receive trees at the following locations:
- Olympic Park, 15501 E. Yale Ave.
- Saddle Rock Golf Course, 21705 E. Arapahoe Road
Before bringing trees for recycling, you are asked to remove all nails, decorations and stands.
Christmas tree recycling is offered for real trees only. No artificial trees will be accepted.
In addition, the city of Aurora will offer free mulch at the same locations, while supplies last, between Dec. 30 and Jan. 13.
To take advantage of free mulch, simply bring a truck, bags, containers and shovels for self-loading.
For more information about tree recycling in the city of Aurora, contact the Forestry Division at (303) 739-7177 or visit AuroraGov.org/recycle. Check the Aurora Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department's Facebook page for updates on the tree recycle program.