El Paso County, the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs Utilities, Rocky Top Resources, Colorado Springs Gazette, Asplundh Tree Expert Co., and Colorado Springs Youth Sports will be operating a TreeCycle event to reduce landfilled tree waste, provide free mulch and support youth sports. For a suggested minimum donation of only $5 per tree, area residents can drop off trees at six convenient locations.

Colorado Springs Youth Sports is a charitable non-profit organization that operates the El Pomar Youth Sports Park. One hundred percent of donations received benefit area youth.

Trees and donations will be accepted at the following locations from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on December 29 & 30, 2018, and January 5 & 6, 2019, at:

  • Baptist Road Trailhead (Baptist Road & Old Denver Highway)
  • Falcon Trailhead (SW of Woodmen Road & McLaughlin Road)
  • Cottonwood Creek Park (Dublin Blvd. & Montarbor Drive)
  • Sky Sox Stadium (Barnes Road & Tutt Blvd.)
  • Rock Ledge Ranch (Gateway Road & 30th Street)
  • Memorial Park (Pikes Peak Avenue & Union Blvd.)

Additionally, trees and donations can be made at Rocky Top Resources (1755 E. Las Vegas Street) from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturdays over December 26-28 and January 2-31. Rocky Top Resources is closed on Sundays.

All decorations must be removed from trees before drop-off.

Find more information at www.TreeCycleCOS.org, www.elpasoco.com or (719) 520-7878.