Where and How to Recycle or Dispose of Christmas Trees in Oklahoma in January 2018
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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Oklahoma: Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays
- Blanchard, OK
- See their website for this
- Choctaw, OK - Call 405-390-8276.
- Call (405) 671-2873 or (405) 671-2820 to schedule individual pickup, at an
Christmas trees can be recycled beginning January 2 by dropping
them off at either Hafer Park or Mitch Park by January 19.
Trees are chipped, and free mulch is available for residents
to pick up at both parks after January 31.
Drop off your
Christmas tree at:
Hafer Park - upper-level parking lot
adjacent to Bryant Avenue.
Mitch Park - On the South end
of the West parking lot adjacent to Marilyn Williams
(directly across from the MAC)
The trees will be chipped, so please remove all tree
stands, nails and ornaments. Commercial accounts, Christmas
tree lots and other businesses will need to dispose of their
trees by dropping them off at one of the two drop-off
Schedule Tree Collection
If you can't drop
off your tree, residential customers can schedule a special, free collection the week before January 4. Call the
tree-cycling hotline at (405) 359-4701 between December 30
and January 2 to be placed on the schedule. Collection will
be provided during the week starting Monday, January 4 and
ending Friday, January 6-8.
Trees may not necessarily be
picked up on normal trash collection day. So, those who have
called the hotline must place their tree at the curb before
7 am January 4 to be included in this collection.
You Miss the Special Collection:
Cut your tree into
smaller pieces and place it in your cart for regular
Schedule a monthly, bulk collection for
January by calling Utility Customer Services at (405)
359-4541 beginning January 4. The bulk collection fee is $10
per cubic yard for the first two cubic yards and $5 for each
additional cubic yard.
Take your tree to the Transfer
Station located at I-35 and Covell Road for disposal. The
charge for disposal of a Christmas tree is $3 for a small
tree and $5 for a large tree.
Midwest City, OK
Residents can take their trees to the
recycling center at 8730 SE 15th. For questions or to schedule a special pickup
( $55 per half hour) call (405) 739-1370.
Trees must be cut into 3-foot lengths and placed next
to your household trash, on your normal trash collection day (from December 29th
through January 9th).
- Newcastle, OK
See their website or call
- Norman, OK
Norman will pick up on regular compost collection dates (cut
into half or thirds if its huge!!)
Oklahoma City, OK
place their Christmas tree, stripped of ornaments, on the
curb to be collected during Bulky Waste pick up for their
neighborhood. The dates will be listed on your water bill or
can look up their Bulky Waste Pick Up dates on the OKC.gov
website, link above.
- Piedmont, OK
- Call, there is nothing on their website this year
Christmas Tree Removal
The City of
Stillwater offers two options for families who enjoy live Christmas
trees. Regardless of which method you choose, trees must be stripped
of all decorations - tinsel, lights and ornaments.
option is to drop the tree off at the Convenience Collection Center.
There is no charge to drop off Christmas trees.
option is to prepare the tree for City of Stillwater yard waste
collection. Bundles must be shorter than four feet long and less
than 18 inches across. Bundles must weigh less than 35 pounds.
Tulsa, OK - The City of Tulsa will be collecting live
Christmas trees free at curbside during December and January.
In December and January, residents may put trees at the curb on
their primary collection day. All decorations must be removed and
trees need to be cut into 4-foot sections to fit into the hopper of
the refuse trucks. This collection is not for artificial trees,
which need to go in the gray trash cart. Tulsa residents also may
bring their live Christmas trees to be ground into mulch at the
City‘s Mulch Site, 2100 N. 145th East Ave. Trees brought to the site
must have all decorations removed. The mulch site will be closed
Jan. 1,This collection is only for
live trees, not artificial trees.
- The Village
can put the tree curbside, during their regular trash pickup day in
Residents can take Christmas trees for
free, with a current water bill and driver's license to the Oklahoma
Environmental Management Authority Transfer Station. Call (405) 354-4317 for