City of Austin residents can give their natural trees a second life by recycling them into mulch or compost. Annually, Christmas tree recycling keeps nearly 20,000 trees out of area landfills, which contributes to the City’s goal of reaching Zero Waste by 2040.
Join the Austin Parks and Recreation Department and Austin Resource Recovery for the final weekend of tree recycling at Zilker Park. All Austin residents can drop off their trees at the Zilker Park Polo Fields between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the following days:
Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019
Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019
Residents should use the following guidelines when recycling their tree:
Trees sprayed with flocking, or artificial snow, are not accepted
Remove all ornaments, decorations, lights and the tree stand
Do not place the tree in a “tree bag”
Only natural trees may be recycled
MEDIA CONTACT & AVAILABILITY: Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 on-site at Zilker Park from 10:00a.m. -12:00p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019: Memi Cárdenas, Austin Resource Recovery, 512 619-8885
INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES / VISUALS:
City of Austin staff and volunteers collecting trees for mulching. Residents dropping off their trees for recycling.