Updated December 27th, 2017

It seems so sad to post this information today because it seems like we JUST cut down and took home our beautiful, perfect tree! However, I know that our family will be taking down their tree tomorrow before we leave town so maybe some of you have already moved on and are ready to ring in the New Year without the leftovers on the old year hanging around.

Indianapolis and surrounding area residents are invited to participate in Christmas Tree Recycling. Please, please, please remove all decorations, lights and anything else that isn’t a natural part of the tree! Please remove the trees from any garbage bags or tree bags or twine that you might have used to transport them. Trees are mulched and then used in city parks and other areas.

Indianapolis (Marion County)

Live Christmas trees can be dropped off until January 31st at these locations:

Drop-off locations for this year’s disposal are dusk until dawn:
· Broad Ripple Park (1610 Broad Ripple Ave.) south lot
· Ellenberger Park (5301 E. St. Clair St.) west of pool in main parking lot
· Garfield Park (2432 Conservatory Drive) MacAllister Center
· Gustafson Park (3110 Moller Road) near the front entrance
· Krannert Park (605 S. High School Road) north parking lot
· Northwestway Park (5253 W. 62nd St.) near the recycling bins
· Perry Park (451 E. Stop 11 Road) soccer field parking lot
· Riverside Park (2420 N. Riverside Drive) tennis court parking lot
· Sahm Park (6801 E. 91st St.) soccer field parking lot

Be sure that all ornaments and lights have been removed prior to disposal, including tree stands.  Trees can be dropped off now until January 31st.


Free Christmas tree pickup is available curbside on your regular trash days beginning January 1st. Please remove all decorations and cut your tree in half. Info.


Curbside Christmas tree pickup is offered through January by the Greenwood Street Department crews. Trees must be undecorated and not bagged. Trees will be picked up and then transported to the city recycling area on Fry road where they will be turned to mulch. Mulch is available for free to Greenwood residents.

Also in Johnson County

Trees can be dropped off through January 13th at:

Center Grove High School (2717 S. Morgantown Road) near the tennis courts
Johnson County Fairgrounds (250 Fairground St., Franklin) near the Purdue Extension Office
Indian Creek Intermediate School (1000 S. Indian Creek Dr., Trafalgar) sw corner near the football field
McCarty Mulch (100 Bluffdale, Greenwood)


Recycling is offered through February 1st at the locations below. Trees are mulched and then used for the town trail system and in parks.
Brooks School Park (11780 Brooks School Road)
Cumberland Park (10580 Cumberland Road)
Roy G. Holland Memorial Park (1 Park Drive)


Curbside pick up of trees begins the week of January 6th. Set trees out with your normal trash service, they do not need to be bagged. Remove all lights and decorations. If trees are taller than 4 feet, please cut them in half.

Hendricks County

Free drop off December 16th through January 23rd:

Brownsburg Yard Waste Recycling Center (90 Mardale Drive, Brownsburg)
Plainfield Yard Waste Recycling Center (7020 South CR 875 East, Plainfield)