The Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) and Indy Parks are teaming up to help recycle live Christmas trees for the city’s residents.
Starting Tuesday, December 26 and running through Wednesday, January 31, trees without any decorations can be dropped off at the following Indy Parks locations. Trees must be free of tinsel, lights, tree stands and all other decorative materials in order to recycle them properly. Trees can be dropped off from dawn to dusk.
Drop-off locations for 2017-18 Christmas tree recycling are as follows:
• Broad Ripple Park (1610 Broad Ripple Ave.) south lot
• Ellenberger Park (5301 E. St. Clair St.) east of pool in main parking lot
• Garfield Park (2432 Conservatory Drive) MacAllister Center
• Gustafson Park (3110 Moller Road) near the front entrance
• Krannert Park (605 S. High School Road) north parking lot
• Northwestway Park (5253 W. 62nd St.) near the recycling bins
• Perry Park (451 E. Stop 11 Road) soccer field parking lot
• Riverside Park (2420 E. Riverside Drive) tennis court parking lot
• Sahm Park (6801 E. 91st St.) soccer field parking lot
The Indianapolis tree recycling program diverts waste from landfills and the waste-to-energy facility. This service recycles trees for sustainable landscaping resources, such as mulch and soil blends.
The Christmas tree recycling program is NOT for commercial use, and is intended solely for residents of Marion County.
Please respect our parks and do not dispose of anything other than trees during this time. A list of other options for disposal at a minimal fee are included below:
The Southside Landfill
2561 Kentucky Avenue
Monday through Friday, 5:00 AM – 12:00 AM, Saturday 5:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Open during the holidays with the exception of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
Citizens Transfer Station
2324 S Belmont Avenue
Open every Saturday, from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM