El Paso County, Colorado Springs Utilities, Rocky Top Resources, Colorado Springs Gazette, and Colorado Springs Youth Sports will be operating a TreeCycle event to reduce landfilled tree waste, provide free mulch and support youth sports. For a suggested minimum donation of only $5 per tree, area residents can drop off trees at seven convenient locations.

Keep your Christmas tree out of the landfill and pick up free mulch while supplies last.

Trees and donations will be accepted at the following locations from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on December 28 & 29 and January 4 & 5 at:

  • Baptist Road Trailhead (Baptist Rd. & Old Denver Highway)
  • Falcon Trailhead (SW of Woodmen Rd. & McLaughlin Rd.)
  • Cottonwood Creek Park (Dublin Blvd. & Montarbor Rd.)
  • Sky Sox Stadium (Barnes Rd. & Tutt Blvd.)
  • Rock Ledge Ranch (Gateway Rd. & 30th St.)
  • Memorial Park (Pikes Peak Ave. & Union Blvd.)

Additionally, trees and donations can be made at Rocky Top Resources (1755 E. Las Vegas Street) from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays, from January 2-31. Rocky Top Resources is closed on Sundays.

All decorations must be removed from trees before drop-off.

Find more information at www.TreeCycleCOS.org, www.elpasoco.com or (719) 520-7878.