Where and How to Recycle or Dispose of Christmas Trees in Louisiana in after Christmas in 2019 and January 2020
In many urban and suburban areas, Christmas trees are collected from curbside during the first 2 weeks in January. Be sure to remove all
remove all lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments, nails, stands, other
NON-Organic decorative materials and other materials that are not part
of the original tree. This includes tree stands also. Flocked trees are usually accepted, but not artificial trees. Large trees (larger
than the standard 6 - 7 ft tree) may need to be cut in half to
be acceptable by your
garbage hauler. But scrroll down this page for more specific
information and local links.
What happens to the trees? In most cases, the trees are chipped and made into a mulch
which is usually made available, free to city or county residents.
Important: Never burn your Christmas tree in a fireplace or wood stove.
Burning the tree may contribute to creosote buildup and could cause a
Tips: Always follow the links (usually the name of the city or county) below for updated information, as these agencies often wait until the last minute to change dates or
update their information (it's government, remember?). If your area is
not specifically mentioned below, contact your trash collection agency and inquire!
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Louisiana: Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays
- This is a
DEQ list, from their website
, but it is not complete and it is
undated. We will watch for
updates on their home page. If your parish isn't listed, please call your parish
office for instructions.
- Ascension Parish, Louisiana
Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry Rd, Gonzales - from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
from December 28 through January 12.
information, call 225-450-1506. (Exact dates may vary from
year to year - so call them!)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Christmas tree curbside recycling program will begin January 7
with service scheduled to run through January 19.
The Christmas tree curbside recycling
program is available for all East Baton Rouge Parish
residents, with the exception of residents inside Baker and Zachary
city limits as these cities operate under separate recycling
collection service agreements.In order to be collected, trees must
be placed curbside a minimum of three feet from other garbage and
unbundled trash, with tinsel, stands, lights, and ornaments removed
from trees as these items can contaminate the City-Parish's ability
to recycle the tree. Residents should avoid placing trees curbside
with any flocking, decorations, stands, or in plastic bags; while
these will still be picked up as trash, they will not be recycled. Leave recycling cart at the curb
over the two-day periods to allow crews to collect the materials
All sizes clean folded flattened cardboard boxes accepted inside or
next to the curbside cart. City-Parish officials are advising
residents to leave trees curbside throughout this two-week timeframe
as trees may be picked up on days that differ from a resident's
normal collection schedule.
will be able to drop off their Christmas tree for recycling
at the following locations from December 26, 2018 through January
- Independence Park, parking lot off Lobdell between
tennis courts and Liberty Lagoon
Highland Road Park, 14024
Memorial Stadium, grassy lot near the corner of
Scenic and Foss
Flannery Road Park, 801 S. Flannery Road
Skip Bertman Drive, lot across from Vet School
Please remove stand,
decorations and lights
Do not put tree in a disposal bag
trees in collection containers
Wrapping paper should be placed inside
No tissue paper or foil paper accepted
- Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana - is not offering recycling
East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana (excluding Baker and
Zachary) all trees collected are either mulched or composted. Remove
all tinsel, stands, lights, or ornaments from trees and not placed
in a bag.
Curbside - Jan. 7 to Jan. 19;
Drop-off - Sites open December 26 to
Jan. 26 - put trees in collection containers
Independence Park - 7500 Independence Avenue, B.R.
Park - 14024 Highland Rd, B.R.
Memorial Stadium: Grassy lot near
the corner of Scenic and Foss
Flannery Road Park - 801 S. Flannery, B.R.
Pecue Wood Recycling Facility - 9544 Pecue Lane, B.R.
LSU - Skip
Bertman Drive (lot across from Vet School)
- Iberia Parish, Louisiana - is not offering recycling this
- Jefferson Parish, Louisiana - trees collected will be
recycled for beneficial use - either
marsh restoration or
Curbside - Garbage trucks will make one pass through
neighborhoods on Jan. 9, 10 and 11. (Exact dates may vary from
year to year) -Christmas trees will be collected curbside throughout
unincorporated Jefferson Parish, Gretna, Harahan, Kenner, Lafitte,
and Westwego. Trees must be out on the curb
on Wed., Jan. 8. Jefferson Parish Department of Environmental
Affairs (Christmas Tree Marsh Restoration Project),
Jefferson Hwy, Suite E., Jefferson, (504)731-4612.
- Lafayette, Louisiana - trees will be picked up with the
yard waste and composted
- Lafourche Parish, Louisiana - is not offering recycling
- Monroe, Louisiana - will conduct Christmas tree recycling
from December 26 to Jan. 5 or residents
may drop off trees at the
Monroe Civic Center or Wal-Mart parking lot on Lamy Lane.
New Orleans, Louisiana - trees will be recycled to promote
the restoration of Louisiana's
Curbside - of homes
serviced by Richard's Disposal, trees
will be picked up on regularly scheduled collection days from Jan. 9
and 11. Do not place trees on neutral ground. Christmas trees
must be placed out before 5 a.m. on the second regularly scheduled
garbage collection day of the week.
- Orleans Parish - Residents eligible for garbage
collection by the city can put them curbside, before 5 a.m., on
their regularly scheduled second collection day in early to
mid-January (for properties served by Richard's Disposal and Metro
Properties in the French Quarter or DDD (served by
Empire Services), should place their trees curbside before 4 a.m. on
the second Thursday in January.
- Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana- is not offering recycling
- Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana - Drop off at the
following locations in January:
There are several drop off locations throughout the parish; Trees
can be dropped off starting in the first week of January.
Hammond Maintenance Facility,
18104 Hwy. 190 in Hammond (next to Piggly Wiggly Super Market)
Hours: 7 am to 3:30 pm Mon-Fri, starting December 26 through the end of
Southeastern Sustainability Center, 2101 North Oak
Street in Hammond
Hours: 7 am to 4 pm Mon-Thurs and 8 - 10 am on
Fri, starting Jan. 5 through the end of January.
Restaurant in Manchac, 30160 U.S. 51, Akers, LA 70421.
Depot and Lowe's Hammond
make sure your tree is not flocked and is free of any lights,
ornaments, metal stands, or other un-natural materials. Donated
trees will be used to help build up marshland in areas that have
been impacted by erosion and other factors.
Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana - the trees collected will go
into retention fences called "cribs" along the Intracoastal
Waterway near the Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge.They provide
an effective wave break. Flocked trees and trees with tinsel,
decorations, or tree stands cannot be used. lace their Christmas
trees in the area of their normal garbage pickup from January 2,
2019 to January 4, 2019. Residents may also drop off their Christmas
trees at the following locations:
236 Ashland Landfill Road,
651 Isle of Cuba Road, Schriever
160 Crochetville Road,
MontegutThere are other options:
- trees will be picked up during normal garbage pickup Jan. 2 to
Drop-off Sites - trees
can be dropped off any time prior to Jan. 7 at
drop-off sites at 263 Ashland Landfill Road, 651 Isle Cuba Road in
Schriever or 160 Crochetville Road in Montegut.
St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana - the trees
collected will be recycled at the Manchac site to help fight
erosion, serve as an enhancement for wetland animals and help
restore the coastline. Curbside - trees will be picked up from
Jan. 5 to Jan. 13.
- St. Martin Parish, Louisiana - is not offering recycling
West Carroll Parish, Louisiana - the trees collected will
be mulched. Drop-off - from December 26 to Jan. 6 at Poverty Point
State Historic Site, just west of Epps Town Hall. There will be
an area fenced with orange construction fence.