Christmas trees recycling in several spots |

Christmas trees recycling in several spots

Staff Report

There are a variety of locations in Eagle County for residents and guests to recycle their Christmas trees. In all locations, all lights, decorations, stands, nails and wires must be removed before disposal. –

Curbside collection of discarded Christmas trees is underway in Vail until Jan. 17. Trees should be left whole – don’t cut trees into sections. Trees should be placed at the side of the road so as not to block the roadway.

Public Works crews will make regular sweeps through town to collect the trees. If your tree isn’t picked up within a few days, please notify the Public Works Department at 479-2158. Trees also may be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Public Works shops on Elkhorn Drive north of the golf course.

The trees are chipped and turned into mulch for the town’s summer landscaping program. For more information, call the town’s Public Works Department at 479-2158.

In Eagle-Vail, Christmas trees may be dropped off at the Metropolitan District fire station. Some of the trees will be chipped on-site for landscaping while others will be hauled to the landfill for chipping. Contact: 390-8973 or 949-5686.

Avon is also providing curbside Christmas tree pick-up, through Jan. 16. Call Avon Public Works at 748-4100.

Mid-valley residents may drop off trees at the recycling site located at the Edwards rest area until Feb, 13, 2004. Containers will be provided for Christmas trees only. The trees will be hauled to the landfill and chipped into mulch. Contact: Ron Rasnic at 926-3125.

The town of Eagle and Eagle Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a Twelfth Night celebration on Jan. 6, with a bonfire of Christmas trees at the town park. Residents are asked to drop off their trees at the park by 5 p.m., Jan. 6. The Town of Eagle and the Lions Club will also be picking up trees left at the curb two days before the event. Contact: Eagle Valley Chamber of Commerce at 328-5220.

The Town of Gypsum will also hold a Twelfth Night celebration with a bonfire at the Gypsum Town Hall. Residents are asked to drop off their trees south of the Town Hall in front of the ice skating rink. Contact: town offices at 524-7514.

The Eagle County Landfill will accept Christmas trees free of charge through Feb. 13. The trees will be chipped into mulch. Contact: landfill office at 926-3626. —

The town of Red Cliff has no plans to recycle Christmas trees. The town is encouraging residents to use the drop-offs in Eagle-Vail and Edwards.- Contact: Town Office at 827-5303 on Monday, Wednesday or Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

In Minturn, contact the town office at 827-5645.