Englewood recycling Christmas trees

A city employee feeds a Christmas tree into the machine last year as Englewood offered the opportunity to turn trees into mulch instead of putting them in the trash. The program will be conducted again this year during the month of January.
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Now that Santa has returned to the North Pole for another year, residents will begin removing the decorations and taking down the tree, Englewood has set up the drop-off points so residents can recycle live Christmas trees free of charge.

Throughout the month of January, the city’s parks division will grind the trees into mulch and the mulch will be trucked and stored at the Englewood ServiCenter, 2800 S. Platte River Drive, so it can be used as needed in Englewood’s parks and green belt areas.

Residents can take the trees to one of the four drop-off points around the city. Residents are asked to make sure all ornaments, tinsel, nails and stands are removed and to place the trees on the pile at the site.

City crews will check the locations and, when enough trees are piled up, they fire up the grinder and turn the trees into mulch.

The drop-off locations are:

• The northwest corner of the south parking lot at Belleview Park, 5001 S. Inca Drive.

• Along the ball field fence adjacent to the Miller Field parking lot at 3601 S. Elati St.

• The south parking lot at Centennial Park, 4630 S. Decatur St.

• The south parking lot at Bates/Logan Park, 2938 S. Logan St.