How to Dispose of Your Christmas Tree
Updated: Sep 21
Doing Our Share to Keep Our Nation’s 30 Million Christmas Trees out of Landfills this Holiday Season
Here in the Dallas-Forth Worth area, we have plenty of options when it comes to recycling our Christmas trees. What’s most important: keeping approximately 30 million Christmas trees out of the landfills and put to good use instead.
According to the Sierra Club, recycled Christmas trees actually do a world of good, including:
Combating coastal erosion
Feeding goats on farms and in zoos
Rebuilding sand dunes
Burning for economical fuel
Warning: If you leave anything on your tree, it cannot be recycled. This includes flocked trees made to look like they have snow on them. This also includes shreds of tinsel, left-over hooks to hold ornaments, and other incidental items that can damage recycling machinery and even injury recycling center workers.
If it is not a bare tree, it is destined for the landfill, not a recycling center.
Outside the DFW area? You can use Earth911 to locate a recycling center accepting Christmas trees near you. In addition, some (but not all) Home Depot locations, Scouting troops, and nonprofits accept Christmas trees at no charge.
Dallas Christmas Tree Recycling Options
McCommas Bluff Landfill at 5100 Youngblood Road
Northwest Transfer Station at 9500 Harry Hines Boulevard.
Curbside during brush and bulk trash collection
Call the Dallas Zero Waste hotline at 214-670-4475
Ft. Worth Christmas Tree Recycling Locations
Natural trees: curbside with yard waste collection
Artificial trees: curbside with bulk trash collection
North Texas Christmas Tree Recycling Locations
Time to Recycle offers location-specific details by ZIP code
Bulk Waste and Cleanout
If you have bulk waste and need a dumpster call Capital Disposal for a free Quote.