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Christmas Tree Recycling

This Christmas, go green and recycle your evergreen. Starting Sunday, December 26, you have options to recycle clean, decoration-free Christmas trees.

This service is for residents who receive waste collection services from Miami-Dade County only. If you do not receive waste collection services from Miami-Dade County, please contact your local service provider directly.
Christmas tree recycling options:
1. Drop off your clean, decoration-free tree at one of the below Trash and Recycling Centers:
  • Eureka Drive - 9401 SW 184 St.
  • Golden Glades - 140 NW 160 St.
  • Moody Drive - 12970 SW 268 St.
  • North Dade Landfill - 21500 NW 47 Ave.
  • Norwood - 19901 NW 7 Ave.
  • Palm Springs North - 7870 NW 178 St.
  • Snapper Creek - 2200 SW 117 Ave.
  • South Miami Heights - 20800 SW 117 Ct.
  • West Little River - 1830 NW 79 St.
  • West Perrine - 16651 SW 107 Ave.

The centers are open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

2. Drop off your tree at the West Miami-Dade Home Chemical Collection Center.

  • The center, located at 8801 NW 58 St., is open seven days a week for from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. This service is for tree drop off only.
3. Place your tree at the curbside.

Crews will collect Christmas trees from the curbside beginning Wednesday, January 5th. This year trees will be collected throughout the service area during two sweeps. Do not place whole trees or cut up trees in the green garbage carts or blue recycling carts.

  • First Christmas Tree Collection Sweep: January 5th – January 16th
    • Trees will be collected on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
    • Place tree at the curb by Wednesday, January 5th.
  • Final Christmas Tree Collection Sweep: January 19th – January 30th
    • Trees will be collected on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
    • Place tree at the curb by Wednesday, January 19th

4. Use one of your available bulky waste pickups.

  • Trees placed at the curbside as part of a scheduled bulky waste pickup will not be recycled into mulch.
Belated Christmas gift - free mulch.
Christmas trees dropped off at the TRCs and those collected at curbside during dedicated Christmas tree collection will be recycled into mulch. Residents who provide proof of residency within the service area will be able to pick up free mulch at one of the Trash and Recycling Centers starting in the spring. Sign up to receive a notification when the mulch is ready for pick up.