Don't Toss Your Tree! Recycle It!

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December 27, 2018

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Don’t throw away your Christmas tree! Give it another life by recycling It! There's curbside recycling pick up for the city of Austin curbside customers. If you don't have curbside service, you can still recycle your tree by dropping them off at Zilker Park.Trees collected during this time will be turned into mulch. A second life for the tree, and it will be helping other trees too.Check out the where, when and how here...

Curbside Collections

  • ATX curbsite customers can recycle at the curb! Please remove all decorations from your tree. Set it out on your regular collection day by 6:30am. Trees over 6 feet need to be cut in 1/2. Don't put the tree in a plastic bag

Zilker Park Drop-off :

ATX residents who are not curbside customers. Drop off your trees for recycling at Ziler Park. Trees w/ artificial snow / flocking won't be accepted. Remove all decorations.
Drop offs are 10am-2pm on these days:

  • Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018
  • Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018
  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019
  • Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019

Trees collected will be turned into mulch that is available for free on a first-come, first serve basis starting January 17 at 9am. Bring your own tools, containers and transportation. 

Alternative Free Drop-Off Locations

  • Texas Disposal Systems TDS Landfill: 3016 FM 1327, Creedmoor, Texas
  • Eco Depot 4001 RR 620 South, Bee Cave, Texas
  • Organics By Gosh 13602 FM 969, Austin, TX 78724
 | (512) 276-1211
  • Walker Aero Environmental (JV Dirt)  3600 FM 973 North Austin, Texas 78725
  • Whittlesey Landscape Supplies 3219 S IH 35 Round Rock, Texas 78664  &  629 Dalton Lane, Austin, Texas 78742
  • Travis County Transfer Station 2625 Woodall Dr. Leander, Texas 78641
  • Travis County Service Center 6013 Blue Bluff Rd Austin, Texas 78724
  • Del Valle Softball Complex (Behind the Southwest Rural Center) 3614 FM 973 Del Valle, Texas 78617

Lots more 411 here! Don't toss your tree! Recycle it please!  Get Mulch later! It's a Big after the Holidays #1THING you can do to start the New Year off right!