The city’s Public Works Department offers Phoenix residents a green way to take down their live Christmas trees. Trees can be dropped off for recycling at any of the participating Phoenix parks until Saturday, Jan. 4.
Participating parks include:
• Mountain View Park, Seventh Avenue south of Peoria Avenue
• Washington Park, 23rd Avenue and Maryland Avenue
• Madison Park, 16th Street and Glenrosa Avenue
• Los Olivos Park, 28th Street and Devonshire Avenue
Residents also may bring their Christmas trees to A to Z Equipment Rentals and Sales locations, 4050 E. Indian School Road or 15634 N. 32nd St., which will accept trees at no charge from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Jan. 4.
Remember that trees should be cleared of any decorations including tinsel and tree stands and other hardware should also be removed before recycling.
Residents also are able to donate living container-grown trees for replanting in city parks. Parks will only accept 15-gallon sized or 24-inch, box-sized trees. They can be delivered to a nearby maintenance facility to be planted in a local park.
The trees need to be one of the four following species: Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis), Eldrica pine or Goldwater pine (Pinus eldarica), Canary Island pine (Pinus canariensis) or Chir pine (Pinus roxburghii). For more information about donating a living tree, call 602-495-3762.
For more information on holiday recycling, visit phoenix.gov/publicworks or call 602-262-7251.