Where To Recycle Your Christmas Trees & More In NOCO

Where to Take Ornaments, Wrapping Paper, Lights, Trees & More

By Melissa Shrader Editor Publisher Loveland Macaroni Kid December 24, 2017

Recycling in your city:

The City of Loveland is Recycling Christmas Trees at Three Convenient Drop-off Sites:

Loveland residents are invited and encouraged to recycle their Christmas trees. Tree recycling is easy, reduces landfill waste and provides needed mulch for Loveland’s parks. Last year, approximately 5,000 Christmas trees were recycled into 500+ cubic yards of beneficial mulch. This service is provided free of charge.

Please prepare the tree for recycling by removing all ornaments, tinsel, lights, nails, screws, wire, tree stands and bags.

Tree drop-off sites:

  • South side: Centennial Park - W. First and Taft Avenue (in the parking lot north of First Street, just west of Swift Field).
  • North side: Kroh Park - North Highway 287 and 52nd Street (adjacent to the Habitat for Humanity location).
  • West side: Loveland Recycling Center - off First Street & Wilson Avenue - Residents must provide a current Yard Waste Debris Permit in order to dispose of their Christmas tree for free at the Recycling Center. 
    The Recycle Center is CLOSED on Mondays, on Christmas, Dec. 25 and New Years Day, Jan. 1, 2018.
    Regular hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Drop-off sites are open daily from sun-up until sun-down between Dec. 22 and Jan. 31, 2018.  Signs will direct participants to appropriate drop-off areas.

Questions? Contact:  Public Works - 962-2529 or Parks & Recreation - 962-2727. Other Recycle questions or items.

The City of Fort Collins is Recycling Christmas Trees at Five Convenient Drop-off Sites:

Recycle your Christmas tree at various drop-off locations around Fort Collins from December 26, 2017 – January 15, 2018. Be sure to remove all items from tree before dropping off, including: lights, wire, hooks, ornaments, tinsel, and fake snow.

Curbside items include wrapping paper, tissue paper, cardboard boxes, Link here

Holiday lights and extension cords can be dropped here

For batteries, electronics, cooking oil, plastic bags, Styrofoam etc. click here

·        Edora Park 1420 E. Stuart St.: Tennis court parking lot

·        Rolland Moore Park 2201 S. Shields St.: Southeast corner of parking lot

·        City Streets Facility 625 Ninth St.: Southwest corner of Vine and Lemay

·        Fossil Creek Park 5821 S. Lemay Ave.: Enter on Lemay Ave.

·        Wellington Recycling Drop-Off: Town Garage (corner of 6th and Grant)

   PDF of listed recycling 

Wellington Recycle Location:                  

- Wellington Recycling Drop-Off Site, Town Garage (Corner of Sixth Street and Grant Avenue) Recycling bins are for newspaper, aluminum, glass, and plastics and others on holidays. 

Windsor Recycle Location:

Brush Recycling Site & Recycling Center 801 Diamond Valley Dr 

Recycling Center 801 Diamond Valley Dr. Windsor, CO  80550  

Greeley Recycle Locations:

Greeley Organic Waste Center

A-1 Organics 16350 County Rd 76 Eaton.

For general recycle questions check this link

The Greeley Organic Waste Center (one mile east of US 85 on East 8th st.  is available for use by Greeley and Weld County residents to recycle green waste such as grass clippings, leaves, and branches.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Site A-1 Organics 16350 County Rd 76 Eaton.

Weld County Government’s free Household Hazardous Waste site in Greeley accepts everything from paint to batteries to pesticides.