Where and How to Recycle or Dispose of Christmas Trees in Idaho after Christmas
2022 and in January 2023
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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Idaho: Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays January 2023
- Boise - Christmas Tree Recycling - Christmas trees will by picked up by
BFI/Allied Waste during the first week of January. Christmas trees
set out for collection must be free of lights, ornaments, tinsel, and
stand. They must be cut to 4-ft. lengths or smaller. Flocked trees and
wreaths are not accepted. Please note the following guidelines:
must be free of lights, ornaments, tinsel, and stand.
Trees must be
cut to 4-foot lengths or shorter. Tree branches must also be bundled and
weigh less than 60 pounds.
Flocked trees and wreaths are not
The Ada County Landfill will accept Christmas trees at no charge from December 24 to mid-January
tree collection program saves space in your trash cart and helps Boise
- Blackfoot, Idaho - The city has brought back the Christmas tree
bonfire at the end of January or start of February.
Look for an
announcement on their website or local newspapers for the date and
location to take your tree near the end of January.
- Idaho Falls, ID
Trees should be dropped off at one of the
many collection sites.
See their locations on this map. They have a mulch pile created from
leaves and discarded Christmas trees. This mulch is free only to City of
Idaho Falls residents and information can be obtained by calling the
- Pocatello, Idaho - There are Christmas Tree Collection Boxes at the locations
below for dropping off
Christmas trees. Do not put their trees on the curb; take them to the
following locations between December 26th and mid-January:
Pocatello City Hall
at 911 N. 7th Ave.;
Rainey Park at South Arthur Avenue; or
Sister City Park at Pocatello Creek Road.
CHRISTMAS TREES WILL NOT BE COLLECTED CURBSIDE.
- Rexburg, ID - Christmas Tree Clean Up-Every year after New Years
Day our street department will come pick up your Christmas tree at no
cost. Place it on your curb in front of your home or on the curb by the
entrance of your aparmtent complex the week following New Years Day. You
do not need to call or make an appointment.
- Twin Falls, Idaho - For a $5 donation, the parks
department will take whole trees to be chipped for mulch from 9 am to 3 pm. on Saturday, in early January at 1234 Highland Ave., Twin Falls.
Remove ornaments, tinsel and lights.
(208) 734-9491. Call the department to confirm - RThere is NOTHING online this year about it.
All other areas of the state (just enter your zip code on the page that comes up)