Recycle Your Fresh Christmas Trees
December 29, 2014
If you made the choice to decorate with a fresh live Christmas tree this year, you’ll want to make sure you can recycle it once the holiday season comes to a close. You might be tempted to put your tree out on the curb - the city will take care of it, right? Well, actually, it will probably just end up in the landfill. One of the benefits of decorating with a live tree is that it's a green resource that can be recycled. Here in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, there are many locations to recycle your fresh Christmas tree! They’ll be chopped down into mulch for use throughout the city, keeping thousands of pounds of organic matter out of our city’s landfills. As mulch, they’ll help conserve moisture during the hot months of summer.
Be sure all of your non-organic material is removed, including tree stands, before you drop off your tree.
Living Earth in DFW
Dallas-Fort Worth residents can drop off their evergreen Christmas Tree at any of Living Earth DFW recycling facilities at no charge from December 26th thru January 7th. Flocked trees can not be accepted.
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30A-5:00P Sat 7:30A-1:00P Sun CLOSED (Dallas, North Fort Worth, Plano)
Dallas: 1901 California Crossing, Dallas 75220
Plano: 5032 Split Trail Road, Plano 75074
North Fort Worth: 1850 N.E. Loop 820, Fort Worth 76106
Forth Worth South East landfill: 6288 Salt Road, Forest Hill 76140
- Home Depot locations throughout the DFW area are taking up to two trees per household to recycle. Now through January 7th. The city of Dallas will turn recycled trees into mulch.
- Lowes locations through the DFW area now through the first week of January.
Fort Worth Residents
Christmas tree recycling pickup will take place with your regular weekly yard-waste pick up. Remove all non-organic matter and trim trees if they are more than eight feet tall. Do not place into a plastic bag. If you miss your pick up, there are locations you can drop off your tree Monday - Friday 8am-6pm and Saturday 8am-5pm. Brennan Drop-off Station
- Brennan Drop-off Station 2400 Brennan Ave.
- Southeast Drop-off Station 5150 Martin Luther King Freeway
- Old Hemphill Road Drop-off Station 6260 Old Hemphill Road
The city of Frisco offers curbside pick up on your regular recycle day. Place at least three feet from your regular trash with all non-organic material removed. Please don’t place in a plastic bag or pick up will not occur. For a $10 fee, flocked trees can be picked up curbside. Call 469-452-8000 to make arrangements.
Christmas tree and greens pick up begins the week after New Year. Remove all non organic material. Live in an apartment or missed your pick up? The city offers three drop-off locations from Dec. 26th to Jan. 8th:
- Preston Meadow Park, 4243 Lorimar Drive
- High Point Park, 6500 Alma Drive
- Heritage Yards Ball Fields, 4525 Hedgecoxe Road
Have a safe and happy New Year everyone! See you all in 2015! Remember, while our offices are closed through January 5th, we are always on call for emergency situations so be sure to keep our numbers handy in case you need us. Click the link to visit our contact and emergency services page.