This article is 2 years old. It was published on December 22, 2020.
The City of St. Louis will again this year offer free Christmas tree recycling for City residents at three drop-off locations.
Beginning Saturday, December 26, bare Christmas trees can be dropped off at these City parks:
- Forest Park – lower Muny parking lot
- O'Fallon Park YMCA – southwest corner of parking lot
- Carondelet Park – between maintenance yard gate & recycling area at Grand & Holly Hills
The Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department selected drop-off recycling locations in the central, northern, and southern portions of the City to be as convenient as possible for residents.
Bare Christmas trees will be accepted through Sunday, January 10, 2021. They will be ground into free mulch that will then be available to City residents at the same three locations.
Please note that artificial and/or plastic Christmas trees, in addition to wreaths and pine roping, will NOT be accepted. You also need to make sure your tree is completely bare, meaning no tree stands, ornaments, tinsel, lights, or any other decorations. Do NOT put your tree in a plastic bag or cover it.
Additionally, the City’s Refuse Division advises that residents and businesses should NOT place Christmas trees in alley dumpsters or recycling containers. However, bare Christmas trees will be collected as part of your neighborhood’s monthly bulk pickup.
Office of the Mayor
Waste Management and Recycling