Where and How to Recycle or Dispose of Christmas Trees in Louisiana 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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Louisiana: Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays
- This is a
DEQ list, from their website, but it is not complete and it is
undated. We will watch for
updates on their home
page. If your parish isn't listed, please call your parish
office for instructions.
- Ascension Parish, Louisiana
Drop-off - Lamar Dixon,
January 11 and 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Exact dates may vary from
year to year - so call them!)
Rouge, Louisiana - No curbside recycling Christmas Day
or New Year's Day; pick ups are during the first 2 full weeks of
January. Christmas Recycling Guidelines:
Please remove stand,
decorations and lights
Do not put tree in a disposal bag
trees in collection containers
Leave recycling cart at the curb
over the two-day periods to allow crews to collect the materials
All sizes clean folded flattened cardboard boxes accepted inside or
next to the curbside cart
Wrapping paper should be placed inside
No tissue paper or foil paper accepted
- Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana - is not offering recycling
- East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana (excluding Baker and
Zachary) all trees collected are
either mulched or composted
Curbside - Jan. 6 to Jan. 18
Drop-off - Sites open December 26 to
Jan. 31 - put trees in collection containers
Independence Park - 7500 Independence Avenue, B.R.
Park - 14024 Highland Rd, B.R.
Kathy Drive Park - enter off Oneal
Lane by Team Toyota
Flannery Road Park - 801 S. Flannery, B.R.
Pecue Wood Recycling Facility - 9544 Pecue Lane, B.R.
LSU - Skip
Bertman Drive (lot across from Vet School)
- Iberia Parish, Louisiana - is not offering recycling this
- Jefferson Parish,
Louisiana - trees collected will be
recycled for beneficial use - either
marsh restoration or
Curbside - Garbage trucks will make one pass through
neighborhoods on Jan. 9, 10 and
11. ((Exact dates may vary from
year to year - so call them!)) Trees must be out on the curb
on Wed., Jan. 8. Jefferson Parish Department of Environmental
Affairs (Christmas Tree Marsh Restoration Project),
Jefferson Hwy, Suite E., Jefferson, (504)731-4612.
- Lafayette, Louisiana - trees will be picked up with the
yard waste and composted
- Lafourche Parish, Louisiana - is not offering recycling
- Monroe, Louisiana - will conduct Christmas tree recycling
from December 26 to Jan. 5 or residents
may drop off trees at the
Monroe Civic Center or Wal-Mart parking lot on Lamy Lane.
- New Orleans, Louisiana - trees will be recycled to promote
the restoration of Louisiana's
Curbside - trees
will be picked up on regularly scheduled collection days on Jan. 9,
and 11. Do not place trees on neutral ground. CHRISTMAS TREES
- Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana- is not offering recycling
- Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana - Drop off at the
following locations in January:
Hammond Maintenance Facility,
18104 Hwy. 190 in Hammond (next to Piggly Wiggly Super Market)
Hours: 7 am to 3:30 pm Mon-Fri, starting December 26 through the end of
Southeastern Sustainability Center, 2101 North Oak
Street in Hammond
Hours: 7 am to 4 pm Mon-Thurs and 8 - 10 am on
Fri, starting Jan. 5 through the end of January.
Restaurant in Manchac, 30160 U.S. 51, Akers, LA 70421.
make sure your tree is not flocked and is free of any lights,
ornaments, metal stands, or other un-natural materials. Donated
trees will be used to help build up marshland in areas that have
been impacted by erosion and other factors.
- Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana - the trees collected will go
into retention fences called "cribs" along the Intracoastal
Waterway near the Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge.They provide
an effective wave break. Flocked trees and trees with tinsel,
decorations, or tree stands cannot be used.
- trees will be picked up during normal garbage pickup Jan. 2 to
Drop-off Sites - trees
can be dropped off any time prior to Jan. 7 at
drop-off sites at 263 Ashland Landfill Road, 651 Isle Cuba Road in
Schriever or 160 Crochetville Road in Montegut.
- St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana - the trees
collected will be recycled at the Manchac site to help fight
erosion, serve as an enhancement for wetland animals and help
restore the coastline. Curbside - trees will be picked up from
Jan. 5 to Jan. 13.
- St. Martin Parish, Louisiana - is not offering recycling
- West Carroll Parish, Louisiana - the trees collected will
be mulched. Drop-off - from December 26 to Jan. 6 at Poverty Point
State Historic Site, just west of Epps Town Hall. There will be
an area fenced with orange construction fence.