Where to Recycle your Christmas Tree, locally

Happy Holidays!  When your family's festivities are finished, find where to take your fir tree.  ME_Christmas_tree_cropd-blood_donation_2020-Dec.jpg

Here is a list of locations in Ahwatukee, Chandler, sw Mesa, and south Tempe -- our LD18 community.  Most locations will not take plastic trees or other fake tree materials.   Real tree materials will generally be chipped and used for landscaping in city parks.  Yay you for helping the Earth!    


  • Mountain Vista Park – 50th St. just north of Ray Rd.
  • Desert Foothills Park – Desert Foothills and Chandler Blvd.
  • City of Phoenix info:  Trees or wreaths may be dropped off at any of the participating Phoenix parks anytime between Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020 and Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. Only live trees and wreaths are accepted, not plastic trees and wreaths. Trees and wreaths will be composted at the City of Phoenix Compost Facility. Contact Phoenix customer service at 602-262-6251 or email [email protected] for more information.  Click here for more info.  


  • Arrowhead Park: 1475 W. Erie St  --- in the tree box in the parking lot
  • Desert Breeze Park: 660 N. Desert Breeze Blvd. East   --  in the tree box in the parking lot across from the schools
  • Nozomi Park: 250 S. Kyrene Rd.  --- tree box in the parking lot south of the pool.

City of Chandler also has curbside pickup Dec. 26, 2020 through Jan 15, 2021.  Click for details

(Mesa and Tempe after the flip...)



This 24-hour Christmas tree drop-off collection site will be open Saturday, Dec. 26th through Sunday, Jan. 17th

  • Dobson Ranch Park, 2363 S. Dobson Rd.   Click here for details
  • If you have a Green Waste Barrel,  you can put your real tree in there to be picked up, but it must fit inside with the lid closed. 

City of Mesa has curbside pickup for a fee, but the tree will not be chipped into compost, so it's not recycling. 


Keep your holiday tree out of the landfill! Drop it off at the Compost Yard or Kiwanis Park Recreation Center instead so it can be recycled.

  • Compost Yard, North Rio Road Tempe, AZ 85281 (Intersection of Hardy Drive and Rio Salado Parkway)
  • Kiwanis Park Recreation Center, 6111 W. All-America Way (parking lot on west side)

Trees can be dropped off, after Christmas Day, 24 hours a day, seven days a week through January 31. Please remove tree stands and nails, ornaments, lights, garland, and tinsel so the tree can be composted.   Click here for the Tempe City Tree Recycling website


You can get a list of places that will take your real Christmas tree and wreaths all over Arizona by clicking here

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