Scroll down this page for local Utah 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!
Utah: Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays January 2022
- 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 through the 3rd week 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.
- Ace Disposal customers - Phone: 800-724-9995. They have not updated the Christmas tree pickup pages on their website since
2019... so these are based on 2019
City - Date - Method - Location
Alpine - mid-January, Tree
Pick Up Curbside
Centerville - mid-January, Tree Pick Up Curbside
Grantsville - Tree Pick Up Curbside On bulk day
Midvale Tree Pick Up
On bulk day
South Salt Lake - early January, Tree Pick Up On garbage pick-up day
Tooele - Tree Pick Up On bulk day
West Bountiful Tree Pick
Up On garbage pick-up day
West Jordan Tree - All January, Pick Up On garbage pick-up day (Curbside)
West Jordan Tree Drop-off Roll-offs at:
County Pool: 8015 s 2200 w Constitution Park (SE corner): 3285 w 7000 s and Soccer Complex (West Side): 4000 w 8070 s
From December 26th through mid-January, 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.
- Logan - has drop-off tree
recycling sites through January 10, 2022. Residents can bring their trees to many locations (see their website for the full list). Examples include:
Aquatic Center/Skate Park, Bridgerland Park, Logan Regional Hospital, Hillcrest Elementary School, Pioneer Park, the Recreation Center at 300 S
100 W, and the Logan Landfill Green Waste Facility.
Murray City, Utah
Christmas Tree Recycling Drop Off
Sites from December 26 to the last Saturday in January.
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 and running until around the the end of the 3rd full week of 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
- Provo, Utah - They
collect Christmas trees from your curbside through January. Call 311 or (801) 852-6000 or go to provo.org for updates
The city will have areas identified at
these locations throughout Sandy City from December 26 until January 17 for you to drop-off real Christmas Trees. 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
- South Jordan, Utah - free drop-offs from December 30 through January 31 at:
South Jordan City Park, west of the tennis courts.
There is also curbside pick-up for trees (for a $10 fee) from December 26 to January 31. You
must sign up in advance for the Curbside pick-up.
Wasatch Front Waste & Recycling District
6960 South, Midvale, Utah 84047. Phone: 385-468-6325. Email: [email protected].
out their online request form.
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
West Jordan, Utah
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