It’s time to think about what you’re going to do with that tree

Christmas tree. (Johnny Lai via Flickr)

Christmas tree. (Johnny Lai via Flickr)

Donna Bryson. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Bah, compost.

Starting Monday and for two weeks after that, Denver Solid Waste Management customers can put their Christmas trees out on their regular trash day to be picked up. Real trees — not plastic or hipster aluminum. Flocked trees also won’t be accepted.

Public Works explained in a news release Thursday that all decorations, lights and stands need to be removed and the trees should not be bagged or binned. Set your tree at least two feet from your trash, compost and recycling containers, as well as cars and other obstacles.

If you miss the two-week window for curb service, you can drop off your tree through Jan. 31 at Cherry Creek Recycling Drop-Off  at 7352 E. Cherry Creek Drive South or the Havana Nursery at 10450 Smith Road.

The trees collected will be turned into mulch that will be distributed free to Denver residents at the annual Mulch Giveaway and Compost Sale in the spring.

Public Works adds no extra trash service will be happening during what it’s calling “Treecycle.”

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