Where and How to Recycle or Dispose of Christmas Trees in Kansas in January 2017
In many urban and suburban areas, Christmas trees are collected from curbside during the first 2 weeks in January. 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 usually accepted, 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
garbage hauler. But scrroll down this page for more specific
information and local links.
What happens to the trees? In most cases, the trees are chipped and made into a mulch
which is usually made available, free to city or county residents.
Important: Never burn your Christmas tree in a fireplace or wood stove.
Burning the tree may contribute to creosote buildup and could cause a
Tips: Always follow the links (usually the 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 (it's government, remember?). If your area is
not specifically mentioned below, contact your trash collection agency and inquire!
See this page for local options to easily recycle your Christmas holiday lights
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Chocolate Yule log and
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Kansas: Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays
Lawrence, KS - 2016 Christmas Tree-Cycling Collection
Dates: Monday, January 4th and Monday, January 11th, 2016. Recycling
your Christmas tree following the holidays is a great way to return
it to nature. Lawrence residents may place live-cut trees at the
curb or alley by 6:00 a.m. on Monday, January 4th and Monday,
January 11th for collection. The trees will be used for wildlife
habitat. Please remove all artificial items including tinsel,
lights, ornaments and tree stands. The City of Lawrence Solid Waste
crews collected 1,700 trees during the 2014-2015 Holiday season.
Thank you to everyone who participated in this waste reduction
program. For more information, please call 832-3032.
- Lenexa - Lenexa residents only - (913) 982-3900
- Merriam to Merriam residents only - (913)
- Bonner Springs -North Park, 1200 S. 134th St.,
Bonner Springs, Kan., (913) 441-1662
- Bonner Springs - Wyandotte County Park, 126th &
State Avenue, Bonner Springs, Kan., (913) 573-8327.
Johnson County, Kansas - Johnson County free Christmas
tree recycling starts the day after Christmas. Johnson County
Government will have three locations where people can recycle their
natural Christmas trees for free. Johnson County Parks & Recreation
will accept post-holiday contributions of natural Christmas trees at
The northeast corner of the marina parking lot
in Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee.
Park marina parking lot, 16050 Pflumm Road, Olathe.
side of the marina parking lot in Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead
Trees can be dropped off at all three sites from
December 26 through Jan. 31 during regular winter park hours, 7:30 a.m.
to 8 p.m., except at Shawnee Mission Park which opens at 6 a.m. in
the winter. Crews will mulch some of the trees for use on park
trails and in landscaping while others will be used to improve fish
habitat in park lakes. No other yard waste will be accepted at these
locations. Wrapping or any plastic should be removed from the trees
as well as any remaining decorations or lights. There is no charge
for tree disposal and this program is open to anyone regardless of
residency. For additional information call the John Barkley Visitor
Center at Shawnee Mission Park (913) 888-4713
- Kansas City, Kansas - City Park, 2601 Park Dr.,
Kansas City, Kan., (913) 573-8327
- Kansas City, Kansas - Alvey Park, 4834
Metropolitan Avenue, Kansas City, Kan., (913) 573-8327
- Lansing - Transfer Station, 24967 136th St.,
Lansing, Kan., (913) 727-2858
- Leavenworth - Municipal Brush Site, 1803 S. 2nd
St., Leavenworth, Kan., (913) 758-6616
- Lee's Summit - City of Lee's Summit Yard Waste
Dropoff Center, 2101 SE Hamblen Rd., Lees Summit, Mo., (816)
- Lenexa - Little Mill Creek North Park, 7900
Cottonwood, Lenexa, Kan., (913) 541-8592.
- Olathe - Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane,
Olathe, Kan., (913) 441-8669
- Olathe - Heritage Park, 16050 Pflumm Rd.,
Olathe, Kan., (913) 441-8669
Overland Park -
You can drop off your tree Saturday, December 26 through Sunday, Jan.
10, at the following locations:
Young's Park, 7701 Antioch,
Overland Park, Kansas.
Indian Creek Recreation Center, 10308
Marty, Overland Park, Kansas.
Quivira Park, 11901 Quivira,
Overland Park, Kansas.
the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical
Gardens, 8909 W. 179th Street.
Please remove all lights, tinsel,
ornaments, presents (yes, sometimes gifts are found), and tree
stand. For more information, contact Jim Twigg, environmental
programs coordinator, at 913-895-6273 or by email at
- Sedgewick County, KS -
Cheney, E. South Ave. and Garfield
Clearwater, Aquatic Center Parking Lot
Colwich, 115 N. 3rd St.
Derby, 2801 E. James
Garden Plain, the Water Tower
Goddard, Means Park
Kechi, 107 Sioux St.
Maize, 201 S. Park
Mount Hope, 400 S. Thomas
Mulvane, 117 E. Main St.
Park City, 6801 N. Hydraulic
Valley Center, Veterans Park
- Shawnee - Deffenbaugh Recycling Center, 17955
Holiday Dr., Shawnee, Kan., (913) 631-3300
- Shawnee - Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner
Road, Shawnee, Kan., (913) 831-3355.
Topeka, Kansas - Join the Forestry Division in our
efforts to recycle. Bring your Christmas trees to the Forestry
Site at I-70 and MacVicar Road and let your tree be
recycled into mulch. Other drop-off sites will be
Crestview and Oakland Community Centers. Disposal fees for Christmas
trees will be waived from December 26 through January 31. The
disposal site is open Monday-Saturday from 8am to 12 noon and 1pm to
4:45pm year-round (except holidays) for
leaves, brush, tree
branches and grass clippings. Chips produced from the trees will be
reused by the Horticulture section as mulch for flower beds. Call
368-3700 for more details. Please help us by removing all tinsel,
ornaments, string, and wire from your
- Wichita, KS - take your old live Christmas
trees to one of the locations listed below:
Boston Park, 6655 E. Zimmerly, Kansas
Buffalo Park, 10209 Hardtner, Kansas
College Hill United Methodist Church, 1st and Erie, Kansas
Earhart Environmental Magnet School, 4401 N. Arkansas, Kansas
Sedgwick County Extension Education Center, 7001 W. 21st St. N, Kansas.
Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29th St. N., Kansas
Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 Museum Blvd., Kansas
Osage Park, 2121 W. 31st St. S., Kansas
South Linwood Park, Hydraulic and Mt. Vernon, Kansas