MESA COUNTY, Colo. - The holidays produce a lot of trash, and one of the biggest kinds of waste are our Christmas trees. Barrett Jensen, the solid waste director of the Mesa County Landfill, stopped by the studio to tell us how we can compost our trees, instead of having them end up in the landfill.
The Mesa County Organic Materials Composting Facility is accepting Christmas trees to be composted for free on Tuesdays through Saturdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The facility is located on the same property as the landfill, 3071 Highway 50. The trees must be cleared of any decorations before the facility will accept them.