Turn your Christmas tree into mulch and compost through the City’s Tree Cycling program. Trees may be dropped off Dec. 17-Feb. 1 at the Municipal Service Center, 1260 Columbia Dr., or set out at the curb and picked up as part of the City’s Brush and Bulky Item Collection (BABIC). 

Tree cycling guidelines: 

  • Trees must be natural (not artificial) and unflocked. 
  • All ornaments, tinsel, tree stands, nails, lights, etc. must be removed. 
  • Calls for BABIC must be received before the designated collection day (your BABIC day is the same as your recycling day). 

The mulch and compost are created thanks to a regional partnership between Richardson, Plano, Allen, McKinney, Frisco and Texas Pure; it is used in landscaping by the cities and offered to the public for purchase. Residents of the five member cities receive a discount. 

Website: www.cor.net/treecycling  

Website: www.cor.net/mulch  

Contact: 972-744-4111 for BABIC pick-up; be sure to request that the tree be collected for composting