Thinking of disposing your Christmas tree in a fireplace? Here’s why you shouldn’t​

Thinking of disposing your Christmas tree in a fireplace? Here's why you shouldn't

While Santa may be able to sneak in and out of homes on Christmas Eve through the magic of a fireplace, we feel it’s sometimes necessary to remind our local customers that the best way to dispose of a Christmas tree is to toss it out or recycle it.

That sometimes is apparently today.
This is what happens when you try to burn a Christmas tree in a home fireplace. This is from a fire we responded to this morning. Please dispose of trees properly! #firesafety #christmastrees

Christmas tree recycling is made available in our community through TreeCycle and recommended by the El Paso County and Colorado Springs government websites. This year they are offering extended hours if you still have a tree to throw out:

Extended Hours at Rocky Top Resources

December 28-30 and January 4-30
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM Weekdays & 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Saturdays (Closed Sundays)
1755 E. Las Vegas St.