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Posted on: January 6, 2023

Recycle Christmas Trees for Free

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Recycle Christmas Trees for Free
Pitkin County and the City of Aspen are Accepting Trees Through February 14

Aspen, Colo. – January 6, 2023 - The City of Aspen and Pitkin County are celebrating “National Take Down the Christmas Tree Day” by offering free tree recycling. Trees are accepted until February 14 at both the Rio Grande Recycle Center and Pitkin County Landfill if they are free of lights and decorations. Holiday lights can be recycled at the Rio Grande Recycle Center in the "Metals Only" bin, as well as at the Pitkin County Landfill in the “Scrap Metals” bin. Wreaths and garlands are not accepted due to the danger the metal wire presents when chipping the trees. The recycled trees are turned into mulch and then composted to be used for future plantings. 

The Rio Grande Recycle Center is in Aspen across from Obermeyer Place on Rio Grande Place. More information about the City’s waste reduction program is available online at 

The Pitkin County Landfill is located at 32046 Jack Gredig Lane, Aspen, Colorado. More information about the Landfill is available online at 



Jimena Baldino, Waste Diversion & Recycling Specialist, City of Aspen, 1-970-319-8177,

Cathy Hall, Solid Waste Director, Pitkin County Landfill, 1-970-429-2882,

Carolyn Sackariason, Communications Coordinator, City of Aspen, 1-970-319-2791,   


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