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It’s time to bring the Christmas trees down — and over the next two weekends, you can recycle them.

TreeCycle will have six area sites open Dec. 28 and 29 and Jan. 4 and 5, where residents can drop off trees for a suggested minimum donation of $5 per tree.

Colorado Springs Youth Sports is running the TreeCycle event with help from El Paso County, the city of Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs Utilities and Rocky Top Resources. It aims to reduce tree waste, provide free mulch and support youth sports, with 100 percent of donations benefiting area youth.

CSYS is a charitable nonprofit that operates the El Pomar Youth Sports Park.

Trees and donations will be accepted at the following locations from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dec. 28-29 and Jan. 4-5:

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

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Trees and donations can be dropped off at Rocky Top Resources (1755 E. Las Vegas Street) from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays over 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) 520-7871.