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Phoenix offers Christmas tree, wreath recycling options


Tara Alatorre

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Public Works Department is offering residents a green option for getting rid of old, dried out holiday trees and wreaths by offering recycling drop offs throughout the city from now until Jan. 7, 2018.

Current customers of Phoenix City Services can drop off single trees and their wreaths at the marked designated areas at participating parks only.  The trees and wreaths will be recycled, diverting waste from landfills, and certain species of container trees can be re-planted in local parks as well, according to the city’s website.

The North Valley parks with a drop off location are: Deer Valley Park on 19th Avenue and Utopia Road; Paradise Valley Park on 40th Street south of Union Hills Drive; Sereno Park on 56th Street and Sweetwater Avenue; Cactus Park on 38th Avenue and Cactus Road; Mountain View Park on Seventh Avenue south of Peoria Avenue; and North Gateway Transfer Station, 30205 N. Black Canyon Highway on the Dixileta exit.

Aleppo, Eldarica, Canary and Chir pine trees that are planted in 15-gallon containers, or 24-inch box containers can be delivered to local maintenance facilities, so they can be planted in local parks. Call City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department at 602-495-3762 for additional information on container tree drop off locations.

The trees and wreaths must be unbagged, free of all decoration, with all nails and the tree stand removed before dropping it off at the designated disposal area. If you have multiple trees you would like to recycle, want a complete list of drop off locations or want more information visit