Recycling Your Christmas Tree 2016

christmas treeNow that the Christmas holiday has passed, it’s time to get your decorations put away and dispose of your Christmas tree. Recycling Christmas trees will provide mulch to the city parks for trails and landscaping to be used as needed. Here is a list of where you can get drop of your live, bare trees in and around the Indianapolis area:

Marion County

  • 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

Please note that from now until January 31, trees can be dropped off from dawn until dusk.

Note: DPW will NOT offer curbside Christmas tree pickup this year

Fishers (until Feb. 1, 2016)

  • ​Brooks School Park, 11780 Brooks School Road
  • Cumberland Park, 10580 Cumberland Road
  • Roy G. Holland Memorial Park, 1 Park Drive

Johnson County (until Feb. 11, 2016)

  • ​Center Grove High School, 2717 S. Morgantown Road, near the tennis courts
  • Johnson County Fairgrounds, 250 Fairground St., Franklin, near the Purdue Extension Office
  • Indian Creek Intermediate School, 1000 S. Indian Creek Dr., Trafalgar, near the teachers’ parking lot
  • McCarty Mulch, 100 Bluffdale, Greenwood
  • Curbside pickup will be offered in GREENWOOD through January.

Hendricks County (until Feb. 13, 2016)

  • ​Brownsburg Yard Waste Recycling Center, 90 Mardale Drive, Brownsburg
  • Plainfield Yard Waste Recycling Center, 7020 South CR 875 East, Plainfield
  • GreenCycle-McCarty, 494 South CR 200 E, Danville

Carmel and Westfield

Curbside Christmas tree pickup is available for free on your regular trash days.

♦ Once again, please make sure to remove all decorations, including your tree stand, before dropping off your tree.

♦ Also, it’s important to know that you should never burn your Christmas tree in a fireplace or wood stove. This may contribute to creosote buildup and could cause a chimney fire.