Where and How to Recycle or Dispose of Christmas Trees in Utah 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
click here to make your own low-fat,
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Utah: Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays
- Salt Lake
Can Collection: Residents are encouraged
to use the
curbside compost can to dispose of their Christmas Tree
Collection (which pathetically, the city, on their website, calls a
"holiday tree". Do you know ANYONE who calls their Christmas tree a
The city will be servicing brown curbside
compost cans year-round.
Curbside Collection: "Holiday trees"
will also be collected from the curb for two weeks in January.
Please remove lights and other decorations before placing the tree
in your curbside compost can or at the curb.
For more information
call (801) 535-6999 or email
. You might want to ask them about this politically correct nonsense
of calling the Christmas tree a "holiday tree".
South Salt Lake City, Utah
Christmas Tree Pick-up
Program: During the month of January Public Works employees will be
picking up Christmas at curb side at no cost. The trees are used by
the landfill in their composting program.
From December 26th through January
15th, Christmas trees can be dropped off 24/7 at the Public Works
Facility (72 E. Sivogah Court - 14525 S.) or at
Trailhead, at the intersection of Longbranch Drive (1690 E.) and
Deer Ridge Road (15090 S.).
Only real, un-flocked trees, that
are fully stripped of lights and ornaments, can be accepted.
Murray City, Utah
Christmas Tree Recycling Drop Off
Sites from December 26 to January 31
1. Murray Park - Main
Parking Lot (east of Park Center/west of Park Office)
Park - Four Diamonds (west lot off Valley Drive)
decorations, stands, and plastic bags. PLEASE NO ARTIFICIAL TREES.
Starting December 30 and running through
January 18, the Department of Public Works will have dumpsters
and/or drop off locations for citizens to dispose of their Christmas
tree. This is the City=s Annual Christmas Tree Drop-Off Program. You
must transport your tree(s) to a designated collection site listed
below. Designated dumpsters or drop sites are located at each of
these locations. Please remove all tree decorations and place your
tree in the dumpster or at the designated drop off site as indicated
by the posted signs.
Flocked trees and household rubbish are not
accepted and must be disposed of at the North Utah County Transfer
Station located at 2000 West 200 South, Lindon.
This is for
Christmas Trees Only.
Please do not leave your tree at an
unmarked location or leave it on your city street. Schools,
churches, or other private dumpsters are not approved Drop-Off
locations. Your cooperation is appreciated.
# = Drop site
* Windsor Park Parking Lot, 1250 North 100
* City Park Parking Lot, 200 East 100 North +
Park Parking Lot, 200 North 925 East +
* Sharon Park Parking Lot,
500 North 275 East #
* Northridge Park Parking Lot, 1750 North
165 East +
* Foothill Park Parking Lot, 1010 North 1200 East #
Bonneville Park Parking Lot, 1500 North 800 West +
* IHC Soccer
Fields Parking Lot, 600 West 400 North +
* Scera Park
East Parking Lot, 550 South 400 East +
* Scera Pool Parking Lot,
600 South State Street #
* Hillcrest Park Parking Lot, 1400 South
700 East #
* Cherry Hill Park Parking Lot, 1800 South 220 East #
Community Park Parking Lot, 600 West 300 South +
* Westmore Park
Parking Lot, 1050 South Main #
* Nielsen=s Grove Park South
Parking Lot, 375 West 2000 South +
* Springwater Park Parking
Lot, 945 South Artesian Road #
* Lakeside Park Parking Lot, 400
South Vineyard Way #
The city will have areas identified at
these locations throughout Sandy City from December 26 until January
12 for the collection of Christmas Trees only. Please ensure that
all lights, ornaments, tinsel and garland are removed from the trees
as well as stands, plastic, and spikes. Trees that have been flocked
should not be taken to any of these locations since they are not
recyclable. Flocked trees can be cut into pieces and placed in the
blue waste container. Bulk waste, garbage, yard waste, and
commercial dumping of trees are not acceptable.
Park, 11400 S 1000 E
Bell Canyon Park, 11400 S 1700 E
Iron Mesa Park, 8600 S 1700 E (Lower west parking lot)
Park, 7800 S 1000 E
Crescent Park, 11000 S 230 E
Park, 9939 S. Wildflower Rd.
Parks & Cemetary Shop, 9120 S 700 E
Wasatch Front Waste & Recycling District
6960 South, Midvale, Utah 84047. Phone: 385-468-6325.
January 5th to 30th, we will be collecting Christmas trees curbside.
Your tree will be picked up on any of your regularly scheduled
collection days during the month of January. If we don't get your
tree one week, we will be back on your next regularly scheduled
collection day. Please feel free to call our office for more
Customer tips -
check out our GUIDE TO HOLIDAY RECYCLING.
Do not put trees
in your garbage or recycle can. Trees must be bare of tinsel,
flocking, ornaments, stands, and lights.
West Jordan, Utah
Click here for
Christmas Tree Recycling Guidelines. There are 2 Christmas Tree
West Jordan residents can
place their Christmas trees at curbside for a two-week period
beginning the Monday after Christmas. Simply place your tree at your
curb for pickup on your normal trash collection day.
Residents can drop off their Christmas trees for recycling the
two weeks after Christmas at the following three locations:
West Jordan Soccer Complex, 7876 S. 4000 West
Park (west parking lot), 3200 W. 7000 South
3. West Jordan
Community Swimming Pool, 8125 S. 2200 West