Christmas Tree Recycling

Christmas Tree Recycling offered at Forest Park, O'Fallon Park, and Carondelet Park.


City residents can take the bare Christmas tree to one of three city parks to be recycled. 


  • Remove ornaments, tinsel, lights and tree stand. 
  • Do not put the tree in a plastic bag or cover it. 
  • Wreaths and pine roping are not accepted at the sites.


When to drop off trees

Monday, December 26, 2016 through Friday, January 13, 2017 


At any one of these three park locations:

  • Forest Park, Lower Muny Opera parking lot
  • O'Fallon Park, West Florissant and Holly, picnic grounds #4
  • Carondelet Park, Grand and Holly Hills, area between gate & recycling containers


No fees apply

What to Expect


Trees will be recycled into mulch and made available to City residents.

Additional Information

Alley Dumpsters

Please do not place Christmas trees in alley dumpsters or recycling containers.  

For trees mistakenly placed in the alley, the Refuse Division will collect them on its regular monthly bulk pickup program.



Refuse Division

(314) 647-3111

1900 Hampton
St. Louis, Mo 63139

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Contact the Refuse Division

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