When and where to recycle or dispose of your Christmas tree.

Where Can I Recycle My Christmas Tree in Indianapolis and Other Areas?

Updated for 2019-2020 Christmas Tree Disposal Locations

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) Christmas Tree Recycling

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

Drop-off locations Christmas Tree Disposal in Indianapolis:

· 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

City of Carmel Christmas Tree Pickup

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

City of Fishers Christmas Tree Recycling Locations

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) Drop off in the gated parking lot area.
Cumberland Park (10580 Cumberland Road) Drop off Christmas trees in the first parking lot.
Roy G. Holland Memorial Park (1 Park Drive) Christmas Tree recycling drop off in the gated parking lot area.

Greenwood Christmas Tree Recycling

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. Christmas tree mulch is available for free to Greenwood residents.

Westfield Christmas Tree Pick-Up

Curbside pick up of trees typically begins in January. 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 Christmas Tree Recycling

Free drop off December 16th through January 23rd (This was true when published in 2018, no update available for 2019):

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

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