Free Christmas Tree Recycling and Mulch

Published on December 20, 2021


Christmas Tree Recycling and Mulch—Don't throw away your Christmas tree; give it another life by recycling it!

The City of Centennial, Arapahoe Park and Recreation District and South Suburban Parks and Recreation District are providing residents with an opportunity to appropriately and safely dispose of Christmas trees. Starting Sunday, December 26 through Friday, January 14, 2022 you can dispose of clean, non-ornamented, non-decorated Christmas trees seven days a week from sunrise to sunset at the two Centennial locations listed below. Artificial trees will not be recycled.

East Side Residents

It is anticipated free mulch will be available for private use, on a first come first serve basis, at Lookout Park starting Tuesday, December 28 and every other day after that, excluding holidays, weekends and snow events.

West Side Residents

  • Willow Spring Service Center, 7100 S. Holly St, in the designated enclosure by the front gate.

Residents may obtain free mulch, on a first come first serve basis, from the Willow Springs Service Center, beginning Tuesday, December 28. The mulch will be available weekdays, 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Residents are responsible for loading and are encouraged to bring bags or trash cans and a shovel or pitchfork.

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