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 chimney fire.
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
If it has just snowed; see this page about how to make snocones from real snow! Your kids will love it!
Click here for the list of winter sleigh ride locations!
See our easy recipes to make a Chocolate Yule log and click here to make your own low-fat, low calorie but delicious Egg Nog ! Then come back to our other website in March to find a local Easter Egg Hunt for your children ! There are affiliate links on this page. Read our disclosure policy to learn more.
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 tree 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 Street.
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 the site
Ta Ha Zouka Park -
20801 Elkhorn Drive . Parking lot behind the Chamber of Commerce.
Kelly West Park - Until January 17, 2021
87th Street & Park View Boulevard.
Wehrspann Lake -
Highway 370, between I-80 and 168th Street . Wildlife 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
7346 S. 66th Street, 2 blocks South of Harrison Street
Hughes Mulch Products
3211 Keystone Drive . This site open 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday Only