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Christmas Tree Recycling

Updated: Dec 21, 2020

2020 saw a 50% increase in purchases of real Christmas trees. You got yours, but now it is December 30th and the needles are falling off and it has lost its luster, what's the best way to recycle it? We've got answers.


Option 1: Set Out With Bulk Trash

The easiest way to recycle your Christmas tree is to set it out with our bulk trash. Please remember to remove all ornaments and tinsel. The only downsides are A) it may end up in the landfill and not recycled and B) you are going to have to wait a few weeks. Since our neighborhood is on the Week 3 pickup schedule, trash (including trees) cannot be set out until January 14th, 2021.


Option 2: Take To A Recycling Center

If you just can't wait that long, you can also drop the tree off at one of two recycling centers. The trees are turned into mulch, so this is a nice option for the environmentally-minded. Because of this, trees that are flocked cannot be accepted. The recycling center generally accepts trees the first full week of January, but at the time of this posting, the city has not published the official dates yet. The drop-off locations include:

  • McCommas Bluff Landfill – 5100 Youngblood Rd., 75241

  • Northwest Transfer Station – 9500 Harry Hines Blvd., 75220

Call the Dallas Zero Waste Hotline at 214-670-4475 for drop-off times and more information.


We will update this article as more information becomes available.



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