How to Recycle or Dispose of Christmas TreesWhere and How to Recycle or Dispose of Christmas Trees in Wyoming in after Christmas in 2018 and January 2019

How to Recycle or Dispose of Christmas Trees

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 chimney fire.

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 Grinding Christmas trees into mulchnot specifically mentioned below, contact your trash collection agency and inquire!

Related information:

See this page for local options to easily recycle your Christmas holiday lights

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Click here for the list of winter sleigh ride locations!

See our easy recipes to make a Chocolate Yule log and click here to make your own low-fat, low calorie but delicious Egg Nog ! Then come back to our other website in March to find a local Easter Egg Hunt for your children !

Wyoming: Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays

  • Casper, WY - Take your tree to one of the following drop-off locations available December 20th until January 30th. Remove tinsel, lights and other decorations. Wreaths may be placed if they are removed from the wire frame. Trees left at the drop-off locations are turned into compost that is available to the public and used in parks. City of Casper residents who are trash customers may also call the solid waste office for a curbside pickup (call 235-8246). Appointments are must be made by the second Friday in January.  Appointments and additional information are available at 307-235-8246.
    The drop off locations, open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week until January 25th are:
    Valley Drive and Iris Street near the Paradise Valley Swimming Pool
    Wyoming Boulevard recycling depot across from the west entrance to the Fairgrounds
    Mike Sedar Park Pool Area
    Huber Park
    13th & Sycamore Ballfield
    Viking Court by sidewalk overpass (Blackmore Rd. and Wyoming Blvd.)
    North Casper Athletic Complex on E “K” St. near the recycling depot
    TOWN OF MILLS

    624 SW Wyoming Blvd (across from town hall)
    TOWN OF EVANSVILLE
    Compost Yard (280 5th St)
  • Cheyenne, WY -  Cheyenne residents can recycle their real Christmas trees after the holidays at the City's Compost Facility, 3714 Windmill Road, at no charge through January 31st.
    “This year the Boy Scouts will not be picing up real Christmas trees as in the past,” said Vicki Nemecek, City Public Works Director. “The Scout have decided to invest their time in other community projects.”
    Resident are encouraged to use the City's Compost Facility which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The Compost Facility will be closed on city holidays. For more information on the Compost Facility, call the Sanitation Division at 637-6440. . Residents who would like to dispose of their real tree/a> before or after January 4 are urged to drop them off at one of the following locations:
    For more information, call the Sanitation Division at 637-6440.
  • Jackson, WY / Teton County - Drop your Christmas tree off at the Rodeo Grounds parking lot, next to the big blue recycling  containers. 
    Free through January 31st only. Of course, remove all ornaments, lights, tinsel, etc.
  • Laramie, WY - Due to budget and staffing shortfalls, Christmas tree pickup has been discontinued. Residents are encouraged to utilize the Laramie Landfill which accepts green waste at no charge for the compost program Please contact the Street Department at 721-5276 or 721-5277 if you have any questions regarding the tree pickup program.
  • Sheridan, WY - Christmas tree drop-off locations are scheduled annually from December 26 through January 31. Locations are posted on this website and on the Solid Waste Division calendar.  You may also bring Christmas trees to the landfill free of charge.