There’s still time to turn your Christmas tree into mulch and compost through the City’s Tree Cycling program, and time to take large cardboard gift boxes (too big to fit into regular recycling bags) to special box recycling bins located at four sites around the city. Both tree cycling and holiday box recycling programs continue through Feb. 1.

Trees may be dropped off at the Municipal Service Center, 1260 Columbia Dr., or set out at the curb and picked up as part of the City’s weekly Brush and Bulky Item Collection (BABIC). Trees must be natural (not artificial), unflocked and all decorations, nails etc. must be removed.

Boxes (flattened) may be dropped off at the following locations:

  • Custer Park 
    700 W. Renner Rd. (near the tennis courts)
  • Recycle Center (available year-round) 
    102 N. Cottonwood Dr.
  • 1500 Apollo Rd. (near the Huffhines Tennis Center courts)
  • Breckinridge Park 
    5200 Park Vista Rd. (near the baseball complex)


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