Where and How to Recycle or Dispose of Christmas Trees in Nebraska after Christmas
in January 2022
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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Your kids will love it!
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Chocolate Yule log
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Nebraska: Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays January 2022
Recycle Your Christmas Tree!
Christmas Trees may be recycled between December 26 and January 31
of each year at the fenced in location at 1 st & Ella. Please remove
ornaments, wooden stands and plastic bags.
Each year, citizens of
Beatrice and Gage County recycle approximately 500 trees. The trees
are chipped and used as mulch for trees located in the City parks.
Click here for a map of the Christmas Tree Recycling Locations.
The City of La Vista has two tree recycling locations:
Vista Soccer Complex parking lot
Kelly West parking lot
sites will be open December 27 through January 17, 2020 from 8 am to 5 pm. daily.
Trees collected will be chipped into mulch, which is
available to residents free of charge.
Open Christmas Day to January 18, 2021. Take
your tree to one of seven Christmas tree recycling sites in Lincoln. Christmas tree wood chip mulch can be obtained
at no charge at Hofeling Enterprises Inc., 2200 Folsom Court, on a
first come first serve basis. Recycling your Christmas tree will
save space in Lincoln's landfill. Recycling Reminders: At the
site, remove plastic bags and put them in nearby trash cans. Make
sure all nails, wires and tree stands are removed.
information call 402-441-7847
(3901 N. 66th Street)
Oak Lake Park
Cornhusker Hwy. 3 blocks on 1st Street)
University Place Park
(50th & Garland)
Holmes Lake Park
(parking lot west of north softball field)
(2200 S. Folsom Court)
(29th & Tierra Drive)
(31st and 'J' Street, SE
corner of lot)
Also Boy Scout Troop 8 offers a service to pick up trees and transport them to a City drop-off site. Pick up dates are January 1,
2, 3, 9 and 10. Trees should be placed on the front lawn by 9 a.m. The service is free, but donations are appreciated. To schedule a pickup, contact
Troop 8 at
Residents also can contact their refuse haulers regarding tree collection.
Christmas trees must be prepared according to the yardwaste
collection regulations to be collected as a part of your Omaha solid waste
collection service. For instructions about yardwaste preparation,
. Please remove: Nails, Wires, Ornaments, Tree stand, Plastic bags
(please take bags home and dispose with garbage), Lights (Recycling
opportunity for these, click here), Wreathes and evergreen roping
will not be accepted. Flocked trees are ok. Thank you for making
Christmas Tree recycling part of your holiday tradition. Share the
Christmas spirit and ask a neighbor if you can help them get their
tree to a recycling site.
You may begin using the sites on
December 24. The sites are open daily during daylight hours.
Assistance from volunteers is available at select sites and only on
the days listed.
Drop off ends for most on January 11, 2021.
For a map of the Christmas Tree collection sites and current end dates,
. Clicking on the addresses below will open up a Google map
Tranquility Park -
120th Street & West Maple Road
. North lot of soccer complex. Volunteers from the Rotary Clubs of Omaha, and the
Douglas-Sarpy Master Gardeners will staff the Tranquility Park and F
Street Football Field sites listed below to help you unload your
from 10AM until 4PM each day. These sites close on January 6, 2020. Do not deliver trees after this date. Doing so is illegal
dumping and punishable by a fine of up to $500, loss of drivers
license for 6 months and all clean up costs. Please throw your tree
up on the pile. This will leave room for others to access the site.
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium -
Northwest corner of parking lot, near intersection of Bob Gibson
Drive and South 13th Street.
Orchard Park -
66th Street North of Hartman Ave
. 57 blocks North of Dodge
F Street Football Field -
F Street East of 156th Street
. Parking lot east of field. Volunteers from the Rotary Clubs of Omaha, and the Douglas-Sarpy Master Gardeners will staff the Tranquility Park
and F Street Football Field sites listed below to help you unload your tree from 10AM until 4PM each day.
Do not deliver trees after this date. Doing so is illegal
dumping and punishable by a fine of up to $500, loss of drivers
license for 6 months and all clean up costs. Please throw your
tree up on the pile. This will leave room for others to access
Ta Ha Zouka Park -
20801 Elkhorn Drive
. Parking lot behind the Chamber of
Kelly West Park - Until January 17, 2021
87th Street & Park View Boulevard.
Wehrspann Lake -
Highway 370, between I-80 and 168th Street
Management Area south parking lot.
Bellevue Old Sarpy County Landfill - Until January 10, 2021
8902 Cedar Island Road
Papillion Senior Center -
1001 Limerick Road
Papio Bay -
814 East Halleck Street
LaVista Sports Complex - Until January 17, 2021
66th Street, 2 blocks South of Harrison Street
Hughes Mulch Products
3211 Keystone Drive
. This site open 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday Only
- Walnut Creek Connector Trail -
Schram Road and Creek Side Drive (west of 96th Street)
- Pierson/Orval Ballfields -
Woodlawn Avenue and Park Drive
Sarpy County, Nebraska
Christmas Tree Recycling. Christmas tree collection sites will be
opened during daylight hours starting on December 27th through
mid-January. See locations above under Omaha.