The City of Houston (COH) Solid Waste Management Department will embark on its 21st year of Christmas tree recycling after the holiday by providing recycling drop-off sites throughout Houston. All drop-off sites will be closed on New Year’s Day.
Every year, Houstonians discard thousands of used Christmas trees that could be recycled into useable items. The COH is encouraging residents to recycle their Christmas trees to give them a new lease on life and make the recycling of Christmas trees a family tradition.
Please remove tinsel, lights, ornaments, plastic tree stands and plastic water bowls from the trees. The recycled trees will be converted into mulch, which will in turn help save landfill space and help preserve the environment.
Trees with artificial snow (flocked) will not be accepted for recycling; they will be picked up on the neighborhood’s scheduled “Junk Waste” day in February. Commercial vendor trees will not be accepted. Living Earth Technology, a leading composting company in Houston, has partnered with the COH to make this a very cost-effective program for the city.
Living Earth Technology composts all the Christmas trees at no cost to the COH.
Homes with COH automated garbage collection service may place their trees at the curb on their “Tree Waste” day in January or bring them to one of the Christmas tree recycling locations.
Please bring residential Christmas trees to one of the following drop-off locations:
Hours and Dates of Operation:
Dec. 27, 2011 through Jan. 8, 2012 (Closed Jan. 1st and 2nd, 2012)
OPEN Weds. - Sun., 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
‘B7 ‘B7Sunbeam Neighborhood Depository - 5100 Sunbeam
‘B7 ‘B7Central Neighborhood Depository - 2240 Central St.
‘B7 Kirkpatrick Neighborhood Depository - 5565 Kirkpatrick
‘B7 Windfern Neighborhood Depository - 6023 Windfern
‘B7 N. Main Neighborhood Depository - 9003 N. Main
‘B7 Southwest Neighborhood Depository -10785 SW Freeway
OPEN DAILY, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
‘B7 ‘B7Doss Park (gates close at 5) - 2500 Frick Road
‘B7 Memorial Park (Ball Fields 4 and 5) - 7300 Memorial Drive
‘B7 T.C. Jester Park - 4200 T.C. Jester West
‘B7 Kingwood - Bens View Lane @ Bens Branch Drive
‘B7 Elington Airport Recycling Drop-off -HWY 3@ Brantley Roa
MON-SAT 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 9am - 12pm, CLOSED SUNDAY
‘B7 ‘B7Westpark Consumer Recycling Center - 5900 Westpark
MON-SAT 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., CLOSED SUNDAY
‘B7 ‘B7Living Earth - 5625 Crawford Road
‘B7 ‘B7Living Earth - 1503 Industrial Drive (Gessner @ Hwy 90)
‘B7 Living Earth - 1700 Highway 90A East
‘B7 Living Earth - 12202 Cutten Road
‘B7 Living Earth - 16138 Highway 6
‘B7 Living Earth - 5210 S. Sam Houston Pkwy.
During this Holiday Season, Make the Commitment to Recycle
The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department has several locations for you to drop off your holiday recycling. Christmas trees, burned out compact fluorescent (CFL) light bulbs, holiday wrappings and appliances may all be recycled. Please commit to having a greener holiday season.
Neighborhood Depositories/Recycling Centers accept:
‘B7 ‘B7Aluminum and tin food cans
‘B7 Cardboard boxes (Must be broken down with packing materials removed)
‘B7 Glass food and beverage bottles and jars (No ceramics or plate glass)
‘B7 Junk waste and tree waste
‘B7 Newspapers, magazines and office paper
‘B7 Plastic bottles and jugs (marked 1 - 5 and 7)
‘B7 ‘B7North 9003 North Main, 77022 - NEW!
‘B7 Northwest 14400 Sommermeyer, 77041
‘B7 Northeast 5565 Kirkpatrick, 77028
‘B7 Southeast 2240 Central, 77017
‘B7 South 5100 Sunbeam, 77033
‘B7 Southwest 10785 Southwest Freeway, 77074 - NEW!
Recyclables may also be taken to:
‘B7 ‘B7Westpark Consumer Recycling Center, <westpark.html> 5900 Westpark, 77057 (also includes tires, batteries, used motor oil, latex paint and antifreeze, and scrap electronics recycling) Open Mondays through Saturdays 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
‘B7 Environmental Service Center (ESC) - South <esc.html><esc-south.html> 11500 South Post Oak, 77035 (For household hazardous waste and scrap electronics recycling only) Open Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and the 2nd Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
‘B7 Environmental Service Center (ESC) - North <esc-north.html>, 5614 Neches, Building C, 77026; Open 2nd Thursday of the month 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.