Where You Can Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Drop off live Christmas trees through Jan. 26 throughout Pittsburgh.


With the holiday season coming to a close, we are left with live Christmas trees that need to be thrown away. This year, instead of placing the tree on the curb to be sent to a landfill, you can recycle it at five drop-off locations throughout the city until Jan. 26. 

After collection, the trees will be chipped into pine mulch and made available to the public for free next spring. Before dropping off trees, please remove all decorations and tree stands.

Last year, Pittsburgh collected more than 109 tons of trees. This year, the Department of Public Works’ Forestry Division and Bureau of Environmental Services will offer the service again as part of the city’s  Climate Action Plan 3.0, which defines milestones for keeping materials out of landfills.

Drop-off locations: 

Hazelwood – 3rd Division of Public Works
40 Melanchton St.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Homewood North – 2nd Division of Public Works
6814 Hamilton Ave.
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Perry North/Observatory Hill – 1st Division of Public Works
300 Kilbuck Road
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

West End – 5th Division of Public Works
1330 Hassler St. (near Herschel Park)
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Highland Park Zoo Parking Lot (follow the signs to the back of the lot)
7370 Baker St.
Hours: Every day, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
For more information, call 311 or visit the program website.

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