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Where to recycle your Christmas tree in and around Austin
With Christmas Day behind us, Central Texas residents can give their Christmas trees new life by recycling them.
There are five free drop-off locations open now: the East and West Service Centers in Austin, Northeast Metro Park in Pflugerville, the Del Valle Adult Softball Complex, and the 1431 Collection Station in Leander. These recycling locations are open through January 10.
If you're an Austin Resource Recovery curbside customer, you can set your tree out by 5:30 am on your compost collection day.
Austinites can also drop off their trees for recycling at Zilker Park, even if they are not Austin Resource Recovery customers. Drop-off is between 10 am and 2 pm on the following dates:
- Sunday, December 31, 2022
- Saturday, January 7, 2023
- Sunday, January 8, 2023
Before recycling, make sure your tree is free of lights, decorations, wire, and garland. If your tree is 6 feet or taller, be sure to cut it in half.
Texas Disposal Systems (TDS) customers can put Christmas trees on the curb for collection on their regular yard trimmings pickup day. TDS is also accepting trees at its landfill in Creedmore and its collection site in Bee Cave. In Georgetown, Christmas trees will be accepted at the City of Georgetown Transfer Station until January 31 at no charge.
For a list of more tree drop-off locations in the Austin area, visit austintexas.gov/treerecycling.
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