Where and How to Recycle or Dispose of Christmas Trees in New Mexico 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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New Mexico: Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Residential customers can
drop off Christmas trees for FREE recycling from 8 am to 5 pm,
January 2 to 12.
Tree Recycling Locations:
Convenience Center, 3512 Los Picaros SE, Phone: (505) 873-6607.
Eagle Rock Convenience Center, 6301 Eagle Rock NE. Phone: (505)
Ladera Golf Course, Coors and Ladera NW. Phone: (505)
There is no charge to drop-off your Christmas Tree.
Regular fees apply to dispose of other trash and yard waste. Trees
are limited to five per customer. Christmas trees will be chipped on
site and available free to the public to use as mulch while supplies
last. By recycling your Christmas tree, you are saving valuable
landfill space and giving back to the environment.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
The city will be accepting
Christmas trees for mulching free of charge starting on December 26
and continuing until January 26, all residents in the City of Santa
Fe can drop off their un-flocked
and de-ornamented tree at the following locations:
Recycling and Transfer Station (BuRRT), 2600 Buckman Road
Newman's Nursery, 7501 Cerrillos Road
Payne's Nurseries: 304
Camino Alire and 715 St. Michael's Drive
Franklin Miles Park,
Camino Carlos Rey and Siringo Road
Please be sure that all
ornaments, tinsel and lights are removed from the tree. Flocked
trees (trees sprayed with artificial snow) are not accepted because
the chemicals will contaminate the mulch. The mulch from the City
will be used in the parks for landscape and erosion control and will
be available free to the public in the Franklin Miles Park parking
City residential curbside customers can recycle at no
additional cost and can drop by 1142 Siler Road, Building A to pick
up free recycling bins.
For more information,
website or call: Environmental Services at 505-955-2200 or Santa
Fe Solid Waste Management Agency - 505-424-1850
Christmas Light Recycling in Sante Fe
businesses in the City and County of Santa Fe can recycle their
broken or unwanted Christmas lights for FREE. Rather than tossing in
your trash, these lights can be stripped for their valuable metals
and recycled, keeping them out of our landfill. All types of string
lights are accepted, including icicles and LEDs. The bulbs are okay
to leave on. You can drop them off for no charge at any of the
Buckman Road Recycling & Transfer Station
(BuRRT), 2600 Buckman Road, Santa Fe.
Capital Scrap Metal - will
pay $0.80 per pound, 1162 Cooks Lane, Santa Fe.
City of Santa
Fe, Environmental Services Division, 1142 Siler Road, Santa Fe.
County Transfer Stations - All transfer stations are accepting