A county-wide holiday program is presenting a new alternative for the disposal of old Christmas trees.

El Paso County’s “Treecycle” program offers six locations where residents can go to have their dried up evergreens mulched. The program will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the first two weekends in January.

The suggested $5 minimum fee for the service will support community youth sports programs, according to information at TreeCycleCOS.org. Free mulch will be available for participants at each of the recycling sites.

Locations for Christmas tree disposal include:

  • Baptist Road Trailhead at Baptist Road and Old Denver Highway
  • Falcon Trailhead at Woodmen Road and McLaughlin Road
  • Cottonwood Creek Park at Dublin Boulevard and Montarbor Drive
  • Sky Sox Stadium at Barnes Road and Tutt Boulevard
  • Rock Ledge Ranch at Gateway Road and 30th Street
  • Memorial Park at Pikes Peak Avenue and Union Boulevard
  • Rocky Top Resources at 1755 E. Las Vegas Street

Treecycle program sponsors include El Paso County, El Pomar Youth Sports Park, the City of Colorado Springs, Asplundh, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Colorado Springs Utilities, Rocky Top Resources and The Gazette.