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Christmas Tree Recycling - 2013 / 2014

Cut Trees Have Special Requirements for Disposal


Christmas Tree Recycling

Christmas Tree Recycling

© 2012 Judy Hedding

The City of Glendale, AZ Glendale residents are encouraged to recycle their Christmas trees by dropping them off at the following sites, which will be open from Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 to Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014: Acoma Park, 53rd Ave. and Acoma Rd.; Fire Station #156, 67th Ave. and Deer Valley Rd.; Foothills Park, 57th Ave. and Union Hills; Glendale Heroes Park, 83rd Ave. and Bethany Home Rd.; O’Neill Park, 64th Ave. and Missouri Ave.; Rose Lane Park, 51st Ave. and Marlette Ave.; Sahuaro Ranch Park, 63rd Ave. and Mountain View Rd. Trees must be unbagged, and all decorations, tree stands and metal stakes must be removed. Residents in single family homes may put the tree out on their monthly bulk trash collection. For more information, call 623-930-2660 or visit Glendale sanitation online. (updated December 2013)

Residents of the City of Goodyear can drop off trees at one of four locations. Only bare trees can be recycled, so remove all lights, ornaments and tinsel. Trees are chipped and used for mulch and ground cover for a local farm. The following tree recycling drop-off locations are available 24 hours a day from December 26, 2013 through January 10, 2014: Foothills Community Park adjacent to Estrella Mountain High School, 12795 S. Estrella Parkway; Eagle’s Nest side of the PebbleCreek community, 3645 N. Clubhouse Drive; Palm Valley Park, 13133 W. Monte Vista Road; Goodyear Ballpark parking lot at the corner of Goodyear Boulevard and Estrella Parkway, south of Yuma Road. For more information visit Goodyear online or call 623-932-3010. (updated December 2013)

Residents of Litchfield Park may drop off their live Christmas trees for recycling beginning Thursday, December 26, 2013 through Sunday, January 5, 2014. Remove all ornaments, garland and icicles from the tree. Do not put the tree in a plastic bag. Artificial or potted trees will not be accepted. The drop-off site will be located just east of Litchfield Park's City Hall, 214 W. Wigwam Boulevard. For more information visit Litchfield Park online or call 623-935-1066, extension 110.

In Maricopa residents may drop off Christmas trees at the old park and ride lot at 45862 W. Garvey (west of John Wayne Blvd) from December 26 through January 31, 2014. remove all ornaments, decorations and tree stands prior to disposal. This site is for Christmas trees only and will not accept brush, trash or yard trimmings. Contractors will not be allowed to use the site during this time. For more information visit Maricopa online or call 520-316-6946. (updated December 2013)

The City of Mesa offers five drop-off points for Christmas trees which are open 24 hours from December 26, 2013 through January 19, 2014: East Mesa Service Center, 6935 E. Decatur St.; Solid Waste Management Department, 730 N. Mesa Drive; Superstition Springs Police/Fire Substation, 2430 S. Ellsworth Road; Mountain View Park, 845 N. Lindsay Road (enter off of Adobe St.); Dobson Ranch Park, 2363 S. Dobson Road. Collected trees are taken to the Salt River Landfill and chipped into nutrient rich mulch and composting products. Please remember to remove all nails, tree stands, lights and decorations. Snow flocked trees, wreaths and artificial trees cannot be recycled. For residential use only. Tree lot vendors are prohibited. Christmas trees may be taken directly to the Salt River Landfill with a current Arizona driver's license anytime Monday through Saturday between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. during the month of January. The Salt River Landfill is located at Gilbert Road and the Beeline Highway. There is no charge for recycling your tree but a disposal fee will apply if disposing of other materials during the same visit. Residents participating in the Green Waste Barrel Program may place their trees inside their green barrel. The tree must fit completely inside the container with the lid properly closed. Curbside pickup also is available for $19.99. Call Mesa's Solid Waste Management Department at 480-644-2221 or visit them online for more information. (updated December 2013)

The City of Peoria provides centralized locations where residents can drop off their Christmas trees for recycling from Dec. 26, 2013 through Jan. 5, 2014. The drop-off locations are: Sunrise Mountain Library, 21109 N. 98th Avenue; Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Avenue (enter off Paradise Lane); Wal-mart, 7975 W. Peoria Avenue; Home Depot, 9201 W. Peoria Avenue; Home Depot, 25650 N. Lake Pleasant Road; Lowe's, 8497 W. Thunderbird Road; Lowe's, 25311 N. Lake Pleasant Road. Before discarding, remove all decorations, hooks, tinsel, stand, and lights. Do not bag the tree. No artificial trees or wreaths. Peoria residents are not permitted to drop off trees at city parks or vacant lots, or place trees curbside. For additional information contact the Solid Waste Division at 623-773-7160 or visit them online. (updated December 2013)

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