The presents are put away and, as the decorations and tree come down, Englewood has again set up drop-off points so residents can recycle live Christmas trees. The city parks division grinds the …
The presents are put away and, as the decorations and tree come down, Englewood has again set up drop-off points so residents can recycle live Christmas trees.
The city parks division grinds 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 greenbelt areas.
Mark Redding, like many Englewood residents, takes advantage of the opportunity to recycle his tree each year.
“I have dropped my tree off to be recycled for the past five or six years,” the Englewood man said as he and his son pulled the tree out of their pickup truck at the recycle site. “Dropping it off like this sure beats wrestling it out to be picked up by the trash company. Besides, I like the idea of recycling the tree and keeping it out of the dump because it's good for the environment.”
Englewood has four drop-off points around the city where residents now can deposit the tree free of charge. The city asks that the Christmas trees be put in the pile and residents are asked to make sure all ornaments, tinsel, nails and stands are removed.
During the month of January, crews will check the locations and, when enough trees are piled up, they will 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.
● Miller Field at 3601 S. Elati St.
● The south parking lot at Centennial Park, 4630 S. Decatur St.
● Bates/Logan Park, 2938 S. Logan St.