Christmas Tree Recycling
Christmas trees are considered to be yard waste. The City of Tallahassee urges customers to recycle their Christmas tree once the holidays have passed. All Christmas trees collected from curbside collection will be recycled into mulch. Please remember to remove all ornaments, garland, and any other decorations before placing the tree at the curb or at one of our convenient drop off locations (see below).
Residents living in a house: Placing your Christmas tree at the curb for pickup on your scheduled yard waste collection day or deliver it to one of our convenient drop off locations (see below).
Residents living in an apartment complex: Most apartment complexes require residents to drop off their used Christmas tree to one of our drop off locations (see below). Check with your apartment complex management for specific instructions.
Drop Off Locations
As an alternative for leaving the tree at the curb (or for customers living in an apartment complex), customers can take the tree to the locations listed below. Trees taken to the listed parks will be ground into mulch and used on the walking paths at City parks.
Dates: Dec. 26 - Jan. 6
Times: From dawn to dusk
Locations: Signs will be posted at each location to direct customers to the drop-off area in each of the parks listed below.