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Tree Recycling

Crews recycling Christmas trees
Forestry crews recycling Christmas trees.
Citizens who wish to convert tree and shrub trimmings into mulch have a few options in Aurora. There are private companies offering green waste recycling that can be found on the Internet. You can try www.earth911.com.

Free mulch from routinely trimmed city-owned trees is available for self-loading near the intersection of East Hampden Avenue and Dawson Street, near the water treatment facility. The mulch pile is located outside, just off of Dawson Street on the west side. The site is accessible at any time, any day of the week. Bring your own shovel to load the mulch and containers or bags for loading. For questions about free mulch, call the Forestry Division at 303-739-7177.

The city does not take tree trimmings from private citizens to make into mulch.

Most trash companies will pick-up branch and tree debris, as long as the bundles of wood are no longer than 4 feet in length and 12 inches in diameter. Check with your specific trash collection company.

Forestry Division does take part in Christmas Tree Recycling each year. Drop off locations and dates vary; please check the main Recycling Opportunities web page as the winter holidays approach each year for the schedule.
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