The calendar says it’s time to put away the presents and take down the tree, so Englewood has again set up drop-off points to recycle the Christmas …
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The calendar says it’s time to put away the presents and take
down the tree, so Englewood has again set up drop-off points to
recycle the Christmas evergreens.
The city parks division grinds the trees into mulch, which will
be trucked and stored at the Englewood ServiCenter, 2800 S. Platte
River Drive. The stockpiled mulch will be used as needed in
Englewood’s parks and greenbelt areas.
Also, crews run trees through the chipper and leave the pile of
mulch at the Belleview Park site. Residents can bring containers
and pick up the mulch for their private use.
It is the only one of the four locations with a mulch pile.
However, residents can go to the Englewood ServiCenter, 2800 S.
Platte River Drive with containers and pick up free mulch.
Sandra Smith said Dec. 29 that she makes it a point to take her
tree to one of the recycle points each year.
“Recycling the tree is the right thing to do for the ecology,”
the Englewood woman said as she and her daughter pulled the tree
out of their car’s trunk. “I like the idea of recycling instead of
putting it in the trash. I also take advantage of the chance to get
free mulch for my flower beds.”
Englewood has four drop-off points around the city where
residents now can deposit the tree free of charge. The city asks
that all Christmas trees go into the pile, and residents must first
make sure all ornaments, tinsel, nails and stands are removed.
During January, crews will check the locations and, when enough
trees are piled up, they will turn the trees into mulch.
Charlie Auner, who said he has been working on the project for
about 20 years, said the number of trees recycled varies but he
estimates the project mulches about 2,000 trees a year.
Following are the sites where residents can drop off trees
The northwest corner of the south parking lot at Belleview Park,
5001 S. Inca Drive.
Along the ballfield fence adjacent to the Miller Field parking
lot at 3601 S. Elati St.
The south parking lot at Centennial Park, 4630 S. Decatur
The south parking lot at Bates-Logan Park, 2938 S. Logan St.
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