Christmas tree recycling

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,Grinding Christmas trees into mulch 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 often made available, free to city or county residents.

Recycling other items:

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 2024

  • 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 "holiday tree"?)
    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 [email protected]. . 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
  • Draper, Utah
    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 early January. 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)
    2. Grant Park - Four Diamonds (west lot off Valley Drive)
    Remove all decorations, stands, and plastic bags. PLEASE NO ARTIFICIAL TREES.
  • Orem, Utah
    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 appreciated.

    Drop Off Sites:
    Sharon Park, 500 North 275 East
    Foothill Park, 1010 North 1200 East
    Scera Pool, 600 South State Street
    Hillcrest Park, 1400 South 700 East
    Cherry Hill Park, 1800 South 220 East
    Westmore Park, 1050 South Main
    Springwater Park, 945 South Artesian Road
    Lakeside Park, 400 South Vineyard Way

    Dumpster Sites:
    Bonneville Park, 1500 N 800 W
    Cascade Park, 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
    Windsor Park, 120 W 1250 N
    Nielsen's Grove, 375 W 2000 S
    IHC Soccer 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 for updates
  • Sandy, Utah
    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.
    Storm Mountain Park, 11400 S 1000 E
    Bell Canyon Park, 11400 S 1700 E
    Flat Iron Mesa Park, 8600 S 1700 E (Lower west parking lot)
    Highpoint Park, 7800 S 1000 E
    Crescent Park, 11000 S 230 E
    Wildflower 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
    604 West 6960 South, Midvale, UT 84047. Phone: 385-468-6325. Email: [email protected].
    Fill out their online request form.
    Your tree 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 decorations.
    3- If the tree is over 8 feet tall, please cut it in half.
    4- Make sure trees are visible, free of snow and easy to access..
  • We Pick Up Your Christmas Tree -
    Pickups in Summit County, Salt Lake County and Utah County
    To schedule a pickup, just go to their website, click on Book Now. Select your tree type(flocked - yes/no) and your county in Utah that we service. $30 and we will come to you to pick up your tree at the end of your driveway on the day you choose. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Your website has been a great tool for us to use to know what areas do and do not have curbside pick up! Merry Christmas"
    (ADDED: December 22, 2022)

  • 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.
    2. Drop-Off
    Residents can drop off their Christmas trees for recycling the two weeks after Christmas at the following three locations:
    1. West Jordan Soccer Complex, 7965 South 4000 West
    2. Constitution Park (west parking lot), 3200 W. 7000 South
    3. West Jordan Community Swimming Pool, 8125 S. 2200 West

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