Scroll down this page for local Wyoming 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!
Wyoming: Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays January 2022
Casper, WY - Take your tree to one of the following
drop-off locations available December 20th until January 30, 2020.
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
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
Boulevard recycling depot across from the west entrance to the
Mike Sedar Park Pool Area
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."
encouraged to use the City's Compost Facility which is open from 9 am to 5 pm. 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
after January 4 are urged to drop them off at one of the following
For more information, call the Sanitation Division at
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
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