After the presents are opened, the chestnuts are roasted and the carols are sung — don’t forget to recycle your Christmas tree.
(Assuming, of course, that you didn’t go eco with a live, potted tree that you can plant. Or, that you didn’t buy a petroleum-based fake tree.)
If you live in Boulder, you can get rid of your tree just by sticking it in your curbside composting bin (even if the lid won’t shut.) If you can’t stuff it in the bin, then you can just lean the tree against it instead.
If you went big this Christmas, and your tree is over 6 feet tall, your trash hauler would love it if you’d cut it into at least two pieces.
If you don’t have curbside compost, you can drop your ornament- and light-free tree for free off at the city’s Yard Waste Dropoff site at Western Disposal, 5880 Butte Mill Road.