Recycle Christmas Trees

Christmas tree recycling is offered at Forest Park, O'Fallon Park, and Carondelet Park from December 27-January 10.

Overview

City residents can take their bare Christmas tree to one of three city parks to be recycled December 27th through January 10th.

After January 10th the city will no longer accept Christmas trees for recycling.

If you need to recycle old holiday string lights, there are several places that accept holiday string lights for recycling.

 

Preparation

  • Remove ornaments, tinsel, lights and tree stand. 
  • Do not discard the tree in a trash bag, plastic tarp or cover it. 
  • Wreaths and pine roping are not accepted at the sites.
  • Do not place Christmas trees in alley dumpsters or recycling containers

 

Instructions

Choose one of three self-service drop off locations to take your tree.

Locations

Drop off Christmas trees at any one of these three park locations:

 

Fees

No fees apply.

 

What to Expect

  • Trees will be recycled into mulch and made available to City residents at the same sites.
  • Trees should NOT be placed in alley dumpsters or recycling containers. However, the Refuse Division will collect them as part of its regular monthly bulk pickup program.

 

Additional Information

If you need to recycle old holiday string lights, there are several places that accept holiday string lights for recycling

Contact

Refuse Division

refuse@stlouis-mo.gov

(314) 622-4800

1900 Hampton
St. Louis, MO 63139

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Contact the Refuse Division

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