TreeCycle locations set

Include two destinations in or near Southeast, proceeds support area youth programs

Christmas has come and gone and New Year’s Eve is rapidly approaching. That means it will soon be time to take down the tinsel and lights, and dispose of that once-fresh greenery.

The TreeCycle program is back in full swing across Colorado Springs. Seven drop-off locations, including two in or near Southeast, will be accepting live evergreens for recycling.

To participate, simply swing by one of the spots with your live Christmas tree. For a $5 suggested minimum donation, the tree will be collected and processed into mulch, which will then be made available for free.

Proceeds benefit Colorado Springs Youth Sports, the El Pmoar Youth Sports Park and six area youth service organizations.

Most sites will be open from from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 29 and 30, and Jan. 5 and 6. Those locations are:

  • Memorial Park (Pikes Peak Avenue and Union Boulevard)
  • Rock Ledge Ranch (Gateway road and 30thStreet)
  • Sky Sox Stadium (Barnes Road and Tutt Boulevard)
  • Cottonwood Creek Park (Dublin Boulevard and Montarbor Road)
  • Falcon Trailhead (on the southwest corner of Woodmen and McLauglin roads)
  • Baptist Road Trailhead (Baptist Road and Old Denver Highway)

In addition, Rocky Top Resources, 1775 E. Las Vegas St., will host extended hours starting today. Drop-off times are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, with the facility being closed on Sundays. Collection will take place Dec. 26 through 28, and Jan. 2 through 31.

For further information, visit TreeCycleCOS.org or elpasoco.com; or call (719) 520-7878.

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