Scroll down this page for local Mississippi recycling and responsible disposal options for holiday waste, from Christmas trees and wreathes, to lights, ornaments, wrapping and packaging. Many towns and cities offer curbside collection, even for Christmas trees. Counties and unicorporated areas typically have a number or drop-off locations.
Christmas trees are usually colllected from December 26th through
the first 2 or 3 weeks in January. Whether your tree is picked up from
your curb, or you drop it off, 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
occasionally accepted (call to verify), 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
curbside garbage hauler.
The trees and wreathes are usually chipped and made into a mulch
which is ofteny made available, free to city or county residents.
Ornaments and light strings are usually placed into your
curbside collection bin. Some localities have year-round
collection centers. The same is true of wrapping paper and boxes.
Always follow the links (usually the blue, underlined 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.
If your area is not specifically mentioned below, call your trash collection
agency and ask!
Mississippi: Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays January 2022
City of Hamilton
Residents may leave trees at the curb with their household trash
for pick up by Rumpke on regular trash collection days. Rumpke
prefers trees to be in a disposable bag and if larger than 6' cut in
half. Questions should be directed to the Hamilton Transfer Station
at 867-8661 or visit their website for more details. Yard waste
includes grass clippings, leaves, branches, prunings, hedge
trimmings, sod, Christmas trees, straw and other plant material.
Yard waste is now picked up with your trash on the same day, at no
additional charge. Yard waste can be placed in your City or
Rumpke-issued trash cart or in a 35-gallon can clearly marked yard
waste or paper yard waste bag for collection.
City of Fairfield
Waterworks Park on Groh Lane will be accepting trees from December
26 to January 5. The city will chip the trees to produce mulch for
the parks or residents who desire can keep the mulch for use around
their home. Residents may leave trees at the curb with their
household trash for pick up by Rumpke on regular trash collection
days. Rumpke prefers trees to be in a disposable bag and if larger
than 6' cut in half. Call 867-5348 or visit their website for more
The City of Oxford
The City of Oxford
offers Christmas tree recycling annually from mid-December through
mid-January. View their Events Calendar
for exact dates. This holiday pick up service
does not include wreaths or garland. Oxford residents may place live
Christmas trees at the curbside for disposal on regularly scheduled
refuse collection days. Yard waste tags are not required for this
service. The City of Oxford Streets and Maintenance Division picks
up and recycles trees.
Direct any questions to the City of Oxford
Streets and Maintenance Division at (513) 523-8412.
Harrison County, MS - Christmas tree collection centers:
For more information, please contact Jenna Bennett with Harrison
County Beautification at (228) 236-6421 or
Behind D'Iberville Elementary at the Bobby Eleuterius Sports Complex
off Brodie Drive.
The Rodenberg Avenue parking bay at Highway 90 in Biloxi,
The Woolmarket Work Center at Highway 67 and Old Woolmarket Road.
The Ken Combs Pier parking lot on Courthouse Road Pier at Highway 90 in Gulfport.
The Long Beach Harbor parking lot by the Pavilion on Highway 90.
And the Pass Christian Harbor west parking lot on Highway 90.
Hattisburg, Mississippi - Recycling your Christmas tree
between Wednesday, Dec. 26 and Thursday, Feb. 28, all residents can
drop off live, unflocked Christmas trees at the following locations:
- Duncan Lake on James Street
- Cameron Field at Kamper Park
- Fire Station #8 on Lamar Boulevard (near Petro Nissan)
Highland Cemetery behind the office on W 7th Street
collected will be chipped into mulch and placed at Highland Cemetery
for pick-up by the public. Mulch will be available at no cost to
citizens of Hattiesburg and will be available on a first come, first
Jackson County, MS
- Christmas tree collection centers:
For questions about the tree-recycling program, call 601-960-0000.
Christmas Tree Recycling drop-off sites will be open through January 31 at the
following locations in unincorporated Jackson County:
Jackson County Landfill (10501 Seaman Rd., Vancleave)
Vancleave Ballpark (Ballpark Rd.,
Jackson County East Road Barn (Hwy. 63, Escatawpa)
Jackson County West Road Barn (Hwy. 609, St. Martin)
Fairgrounds: (2902 Shortcut Road, Pascagoula)
Tree collection sites will be clearly marked. Residents are asked to remove trees from bags and
take off all ornaments, lights, and stands before dropping off a tree. Flocked trees will be taken but artificial trees will not be accepted. Trees
can also be placed curbside for regularly scheduled rubbish collection days in unincorporated areas. Recycling Christmas trees saves space in our
local landfills and discourages illegal dumping. The County landfill processes old Christmas trees into composting material and it will be used to
improve soil conditions at the landfill. For more information about all of the County's recycling programs and the rubbish collection day
schedule, visit www.co.jackson.ms.us/departments/solid-waste.
Residents can go to the
city's park maintenance facility at
4503 Officer Catchings Drive
and pick up the free mulch made from the chipped Christmas trees,
starting mid January (call 601-960-0000 for this year's date) . The
mulch contains no artificial preservatives and is equally safe for
your garden or pet bedding.
Ocean Springs, MS
- Christmas tree collection centers:
Trees should be taken behind the Ocean Springs Civic Center at 3730
Or the Public Works Department at 712-A Pine Drive behind the
National Guard Armory.
Ocean Springs residents who wish to recycle their Christmas trees
will have the opportunity to do so from December 26th - January
10th. Recycled trees will be stripped and chipped for mulch. Any
trees left curbside will not be recycled, but rather sent to a land
fill. Trees must not contain any ornaments or lights, otherwise they
will be sent to a land fill.