Garfield County Municipalities Offer Christmas Tree Recycling Across Valley


The Christmas Tree Depot at Glenwood Springs is located on Airport Road on the Old Rodeo Ground.
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The hallways were decorated, the silver bells rang and the ball fell, now it’s time to clean up the mess.

Fortunately, Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, and Rifle provide residents with various options for recycling Christmas trees.

Until January 31, residents of Glenwood Springs can bring their trees and any tree branches torn off during winter storms to the old rodeo grounds on Airport Road for recycling.

The city is asking residents to make sure all decorations and garlands are removed from the trees before they are dropped off, and reminds users that the old rodeo site is not intended for littering.

The service is free, but it is only open to residents of Glenwood Springs and commercial operators are prohibited from using the depot. Trees can be brought to the site anytime, any day until January 31st. Trees can also be dropped off at any time of the year at the South Canyon Landfill for a nominal fee.

Contact Bryana Starbuck at 970-384-6441 or [email protected] with questions or concerns regarding the tree collection site.

Residents of Riflemen can drop off their Christmas trees at Deerfield Park, 300 E. 30th St. The collection point is located across from Wamsley Elementary School and north of the Veterans Memorial.

In Carbondale, the city collects Christmas trees from the grounds of Fourth Street and Colorado Avenue until early February.

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