The city of Phoenix Public Works Department will accept you live Christmas trees and wreaths—with all ornaments and metal removed—at several drop-off locations, where they will be turned into mulch and used at various city parks (submitted photo).

North Central residents have a few options for recycling their live Christmas tree this season. For a donation of $15, you can let the Madison Simis & Meadows Dads Club pick it up and take it away for you on Saturday, Jan. 6. Just reserve your pick up online by Thursday, Jan. 4 at, pay your $10 donation, and place your tree curbside no later than 9 a.m. on Jan. 6. The tree must be free of tinsel, nails and ornaments. For more information, e-mail

If you have the ability to transport the tree yourself, the city’s Public Works Department also offers Phoenix residents a green way to take down their live Christmas trees. Trees and live wreaths can be dropped off for recycling at any of the participating Phoenix parks until Sunday, Jan. 7.

Participating parks include:

  • Mountain View Park, 7th Avenue south of Peoria Avenue
  • Washington Park, 23rd and Maryland Avenues
  • Madison Park, 16th Street and Glenrosa Avenue
  • Los Olivos Park, 28th Street and Devonshire Avenue

In addition, trees will be accepted at the I Recycle Phoenix Fest, set for 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6 at Christown Spectrum Mall, behind the Walmart on 15th Avenue just south of Bethany Home Road.

Remember that all trees and wreaths should be cleared of any decorations including tinsel and tree stands and other hardware should also be removed before recycling. Additional information on holiday recycling can be found at or by calling 602-262-7251.