How to Recycle Christmas Trees

Christmas Tree Recycling offered at Forest Park, O'Fallon Park, and Carondelet Park.


City residents can take the bare Christmas tree to one of three city parks to be recycled. 

Drop Off Schedule

Christmas trees can be dropped off beginning December 26th through January 13th.

After January 13th the city will no longer accept christmas trees for recycling.


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


  • Remove ornaments, tinsel, lights and tree stand. 
  • Do not put the tree in a plastic bag or cover it. 
  • Wreaths and pine roping are not accepted at the sites.
  • Choose one of three drop off locations.
  • Do not place Christmas trees in alley dumpsters or recycling containers


No fees apply.


What to Expect

  • Trees will be recycled into mulch and made available to City residents.
  • For trees mistakenly placed in the alley, the Refuse Division will collect them on its regular monthly bulk pickup program.
  • Trees needing disposal after the 2nd Friday in January, maybe placed in the alley and the Refuse Division will collect them on its regular monthly bulk pickup program.


Refuse Division

(314) 647-3111

1900 Hampton
St. Louis, Mo 63139

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

Contact the Refuse Division

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