Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry

Recycling Christmas Trees

Options for disposing of your Christmas tree

January 1, 2011 | 2 min reading time

This article is 12 years old. It was published on January 1, 2011.

City residents may drop off their bare Christmas tree at:

  • Forest Park, Lower Muny Opera parking lot
  • O'Fallon Park, West Florissant and Holly, picnic grounds #4
  • Carondelet Park, Grand and Holly Hills, area between gate & recycling containers.

Trees will be accepted at these park sites through Friday, January 14, 2011.  Trees must be free of ALL decorations.  Please remove the ornaments, tinsel, lights and tree stand.  Do NOT put the tree in a plastic bag or cover it. 

The trees will be ground into mulch that will be free and made available at these same sites. 

Wreaths and pine roping are NOT accepted at the site. Fake or plastic trees will not be accepted either.

City residents should not place Christmas trees in alley dumpsters or recycling containers.  The Refuse Division will collect the trees as part of its regular monthly bulk pickup program.

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