Windsor residents are encouraged to keep their live Christmas trees out of the landfill after the holiday season comes to a close and participate in the town’s residential Christmas tree recycling program.
Live trees can be recycled Dec. 26 through Jan. 29 at Eastman Park South near the Treasure Island Demonstration Garden off of Laku Lake Road. Trees must be free of decorations including wire, hooks, tinsel, tags, plastic and lights. Artificial trees are not accepted. This program is available to Windsor residents.
The Eastman Park South drop-off location will better accommodate recycling and allow trees to be enjoyed one more time, at the Magical Forest community event on Saturday, Feb. 13 from noon to 3 p.m., before being mulched. The Magical Forest event is hosted by the town’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Department. This event is free. To adhere to state guidelines on gatherings, registration is required. Registration is available online at recreationliveshere.com or by phone at 970-674-3500. Attendees are asked to sign up all members in their party that will be attending in advance for a safe and fun experience.
Magical Forest is brought to you by Heidi Washburn, State Farm Insurance Agent and AIMS Community College - Windsor Campus.
For more information about tree recycling, call the Windsor Forestry Division at 970-674-2440.