Western Disposal residential customers in Boulder may leave their holiday trees next to the compost bin on their regular compost pickup day during the month of January. Remember to remove nails, tinsel, ornaments, stands and lights. If taller than 6 feet, cut into 6-foot lengths. Also, remember that flocked trees and wire-based wreaths are not compostable. (Claire removes the branches from the wire and tosses them into the compost bin.)
Households that are not Western Disposal customers may bring their trees to the Trash and Recycle Center (5880 Butte Mill Rd., 303-444-5794) for composting (no charge for Boulder residents).
Elsewhere in Boulder County:
Erie. Drop off at the Erie Recycling Center (1000 Briggs St.) until Jan. 13.
Lafayette. Drop off Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. through Feb. 2 at the Lafayette City Service Center (1700 Avalon Ave.)
Longmont. In addition to the city’s Waste Diversion Center (140 Martin St.), there are four satellite drop-off locations open through Jan. 6:
Roosevelt Park (in the parking lot south of 8th Ave, and Pratt St., by Roosevelt Activity Pool).
Garden Acres Park (in the parking lot at 18th Ave. and Tulip St.)
Kanemoto Park (in the parking lot at S. Pratt Pkwy. and S. Coffman St.)
Centennial Park (in the parking lot at Alpine St. and Verdant Cir.)
Bring a current City of Longmont utility bill and identification to show that you are a City resident paying the waste management fee.
Louisville. As in Boulder, Western Disposal customers may leave their trees at the curb for pickup. Leave alongside the compost cart on the collection day in January. Please cut trees longer than 6 ft. into shorter lengths to fit into the truck.
Superior. Bring tree to the town’s Yard Waste site (2125 Honey Creek Ln.).