Where and How to Recycle or Dispose of Christmas Trees in Utah 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!
See this page for local options to easily recycle your Christmas holiday lights
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Your kids will love it!
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Utah: Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays
- Salt Lake City, Utah
Can Collection: Residents are encouraged
to use the
curbside compost can
to dispose of their Christmas Tree
Collection (which pathetically, the city, on their website, calls a
"holiday tree". Do you know ANYONE who calls their Christmas tree a
The city will be servicing brown curbside
compost cans year-round.
Curbside Collection: "Holiday trees"
will also be collected from the curb for two weeks in January.
Please remove lights and other decorations before placing the tree
in your curbside compost can or at the curb.
For more information
call (801) 535-6999 or email
. You might want to ask them about this politically correct nonsense
of calling the Christmas tree a "holiday tree".
South Salt Lake City, Utah
Christmas Tree Pick-up
Program: During the month of January Public Works employees will be
picking up Christmas at curb side at no cost. The trees are used by
the landfill in their composting program.
- Draper, Utah
From December 26th through January 15th, Christmas trees can be
dropped off 24/7 at the Public Works Facility (72 E. Sivogah Court -
14525 S.) or at the Longbranch Trailhead, at the intersection of
Longbranch Drive (1690 E.) and Deer Ridge Road (15090 S.). Only
real, un-flocked trees, that are fully stripped of lights and
ornaments, can be accepted.
Murray City, Utah
Christmas Tree Recycling Drop Off
Sites from December 26 to January 31
1. Murray Park - Main
Parking Lot (east of Park Center/west of Park Office)
Park - Four Diamonds (west lot off Valley Drive)
decorations, stands, and plastic bags. PLEASE NO ARTIFICIAL TREES.
CHRISTMAS TREE PICKUP PROGRAM:
The Department of Public Works
will have dumpsters and/or drop off locations for citizens to
dispose of their Christmas tree starting in early January. This is
the City's Annual Christmas Tree Drop-Off Program. You must
transport your tree(s) to a designated collection site listed below.
Designated dumpsters or drop sites are located at each of these
locations. Please remove all tree decorations and place your tree in
the dumpster or at the designated drop off site as indicated by the
posted signs. Flocked trees and household rubbish are not accepted
and must be disposed of at the North Utah County Transfer Station
located at 2000 West 200 South, Lindon.
This is for Christmas
Trees Only. Please do not leave your tree at an unmarked location or
leave it on your city street. Schools, churches, or other private
dumpsters are not approved Drop-Off locations. Your cooperation is
Drop Off Sites:
Sharon Park, 500 North 275 East
Foothill Park, 1010
North 1200 East
Scera Pool, 600 South State Street
Park, 1400 South 700 East
Cherry Hill Park, 1800 South 220 East
Westmore Park, 1050 South Main
Springwater Park, 945 South
Lakeside Park, 400 South Vineyard Way
1500 N 800 W
200 N 925 E
City Park, 200 E 100 N
Community Park, 580 W 350 S
Northridge Park, 1750 N 165 E
Scera Park, 550 S 400 E
Park, 120 W 1250 N
Nielsen's Grove, 375 W 2000 S
Field, 600 W 400 N
The city will have areas identified at
these locations throughout Sandy City from December 26 until January
12 for the collection of Christmas Trees only. Please ensure that
all lights, ornaments, tinsel and garland are removed from the trees
as well as stands, plastic, and spikes. Trees that have been flocked
should not be taken to any of these locations since they are not
recyclable. Flocked trees can be cut into pieces and placed in the
blue waste container. Bulk waste, garbage, yard waste, and
commercial dumping of trees are not acceptable.
Park, 11400 S 1000 E
Bell Canyon Park, 11400 S 1700 E
Iron Mesa Park, 8600 S 1700 E (Lower west parking lot)
Park, 7800 S 1000 E
Crescent Park, 11000 S 230 E
Park, 9939 S. Wildflower Rd.
Parks & Cemetary Shop, 9120 S 700 E
Wasatch Front Waste & Recycling District
6960 South, Midvale, Utah 84047. Phone: 385-468-6325.
will be picked up the day after your regularly scheduled collection
day during the month of January. If we do not get it one week, we
will get it the following week. Please feel free to Chat or email
our office for more information.
1- Do not put trees in your
garbage, green waste or recycle can.
2- Trees must be bare of
tinsel, flocking, ornaments, stands, lights, and all other
3- If the tree is over 8 feet tall, please cut it in
4- Make sure trees are visible, free of snow and easy to
Customer tips -
check out our GUIDE TO HOLIDAY RECYCLING
West Jordan, Utah
Click here for
Christmas Tree Recycling Guidelines
1. Curbside Collection
For the entire
month of January, they will be collecting Christmas trees curbside
and at three drop-off locations. Trees collected curbside will go to
the dump and trees dropped off at one of the three locations will go
to the city's green waste.
Residents can drop off their Christmas trees for recycling the
two weeks after Christmas at the following three locations:
West Jordan Soccer Complex, 7965 South 4000 West
Park (west parking lot), 3200 W. 7000 South
3. West Jordan
Community Swimming Pool, 8125 S. 2200 West