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Still hanging on to that Christmas tree? Here's how to keep it out of the landfill

Hattison Rensberry
A pile of former Christmas trees waiting patiently at the lot on Fourth and Colorado in Carbondale

When your Christmas tree has begun dropping needles, and the ornaments are removed, where should it go? With landfills across the country trying to avoid filling up by limiting organic waste from landscaping or gardening, many turn to Christmas tree recycling programs to give their symbol of holiday cheer new life. KDNK’s Hattison Rensberry has more about what programs are available to Carbondale and Glenwood Springs residents in the New Year.

"The Town of Carbondale offers a complimentary Christmas Tree drop-off until February 3rd of this year, and recommends that anyone with additional questions contact the Public Works Department at 970 963 1307.

Additionally, Glenwood Springs residents can bring their trees to the Public Works lot on Airport Road free of charge and compost containing those Christmas trees will be available for purchase in September of 2023, courtesy of the South Canyon Landfill’s composting program."

Hattison Rensberry has a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and Drawing, but has worked for newsrooms in various capacities since 2019.
She also provides Editorial Design for the Sopris Sun.