Solid Waste & Recycling

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  • Phone: 970-328-3470
    Fax: 970-328-3466

    Solid Waste and Recycling
    P.O. Box 473
    Wolcott, CO  81655-0473 

    815 Ute Creek Road
    Wolcott, CO  81655 


Christmas tree recycling options available to Eagle County residents

Contact: Kelly Berry, Solid Waste & Recycling at 970-328-3470 or

Several opportunities exist for Eagle County residents to recycle their Christmas trees or put them to good use after the holidays. The towns of Vail and Avon will provide curbside collection of trees to town residents. The towns of Eagle, Gypsum and Minturn will host Twelfth Night celebrations on Jan. 6 with Christmas tree bonfires. Mid-valley residents may drop off their trees at the fire station in Eagle-Vail or at the recycle site located at the Edwards rest area. Roaring Fork residents may bring their trees to Old Pond Park in Basalt, located west of the recycle center on Two Rivers Road. The recycle site will be open from Dec. 26 through Jan. 31. Eagle County Residents may also bring Christmas trees to the Eagle County Landfill at no charge until Feb. 17.

Residents who choose to recycle trees or drop them off for bonfires should remove all lights, ornaments, stands, nails and wire. Recycled trees will be chipped up for mulch.

For specific information pertaining to your area, contact your jurisdiction: Vail at 970-479-2158; Red Cliff at 970-827-5303; Minturn at 970-827-5645; Avon at 970-748-4100; Eagle at 970-328-5220; Gypsum at 970-524-7101; or the landfill at 970-328-3470.