Don’t throw away your Christmas tree; give it another life by recycling it! City of Austin curbside customers can recycle their trees by leaving them at the curb on their regular collection day. All other residents can drop trees off at Zilker Park.
City of Austin curbside customers can recycle their trees at the curb! Please remove all decorations from tree. Please set out your tree by 6:30 a.m. on your regular collection day and remove all decorations and stands from the tree. Trees over 6 feet should be cut in half. Do not place tree in a plastic bag.
Zilker Park Drop-off
Not a City of Austin curbside customer? No problem! All residents can drop off their trees for recycling at Zilker Park. Trees with flocking (artificial snow) are not accepted, please remember to remove all decorations and stands. Drop off is between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following dates:
Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016
Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017
Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017
Trees collected will be turned into mulch and will be available for free on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Jan. 26, 9 a.m. (new date due to wet conditions at the park)Please bring your own tools and storage containers for loading and transporting the mulch.
Interested in Volunteering?
If you or your organization is interested in volunteering during the collection days please contact Joe Washington.
Alternative Drop-Off Locations
Free Drop-Off Locations
Tree will be accepted free of cost at the locations listed below. However, a contamination fee will be added to any trees with tags, decorations, and/or plastic remaining.