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How to dispose of live Christmas trees

Posted Dec. 26, 2018

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Christmas tree lying by the street
All the trees collected in Fort Worth are recycled into mulch.

They added warmth and vitality to your home during the holiday season, and now you can give your Christmas tree a second life.

Live Christmas trees can be disposed of as part of Fort Worth’s normal weekly yard waste pickup. Trees must be less than eight feet long; cut trees in two pieces if necessary. Be sure to take all your decorations, lights and tree stands off of the tree before you place it on the curb. Do not put the tree in a plastic bag. Flocked trees are accepted; artificial trees should be disposed of in the brown garbage cart.

Residents can also take live trees to any of the city’s four drop-off stations:

  • 2400 Brennan Ave.
  • 5150 Martin Luther King Freeway.
  • 6260 Old Hemphill Road.
  • 301 Hillshire Drive.
    Note: Drop-off stations will be closed on New Year’s Day.

Remove all lights, decorations and tree stands before taking the tree to a drop-off station.

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