When the holidays are over, it's out with the old and in with the New Year! Before you throw your Christmas tree out on the curb, think about giving it a new life as mulch. The City of Arvada is offering three convenient drop-sites for residents to recycle Christmas trees free of charge. Your tree will be turned into valuable mulch and soil builder to nourish future trees.
The City Parks Maintenance Shop at 7800 W. 62nd Ave. is accepting trees Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. through January 18, 2013. Lake Arbor Lake Park at 6400 Pomona Drive and the Lutz Sports Complex at West 58th Ave. and Miller Street are also accepting trees. They do not have restricted days or times for drop-off and will be accepting trees through Sunday, January 20, 2013.
Please make sure the tree is free of nails, wire and all decorations to ensure safety of the City staff handling the trees. Remember, only Christmas trees are accepted - no garlands, wreaths, or yard waste - and no business or commercial use.
If you are interested, mulch will be available free of charge at all drop-site locations; residents will be responsible for loading and hauling of mulch. For more information on the Christmas tree mulching program or how to use mulch in your landscape, call the Parks Department at 720-898-7410.