Christmas Tree Recycling, Birmingham

The presents are opened, the playrooms are over flowing and the needles from your Christmas tree are in piles on your floor. If you’re ready to do away with this years tree, here are some options for recycling in Birmingham and surrounding areas.

Birmingham – Christmas trees are picked up curbside and are chipped by the city as part of their normal landscaping and yard debris removal service on regularly scheduled pickup days.

Gardendale – Natural Christmas trees are picked up curbside and are chipped by the city as part of their normal landscaping and yard debris removal service. Mulch generated goes to Gardendale city landscaping.

Homewood – Through January 10th, natural, decoration-free Christmas trees can be brought to 189 Citation Court in West Homewood. The trees will be recycled and the mulch will be used in the Homewood community.

Mountain Brook – The Mountain Brook Tree Commission and the Birmingham Zoo are partnering for the 6th annual Christmas tree recycling event. Residents are encouraged to drop their trees off at the zoo’s picnic area next to the parking lot during normal business hours from Dec. 26-Jan. 6.

Only “clean” trees, free of decorations and wire, can be processed by the chipper. Garland, wreaths and other small debris must be hauled away as trash. Organizers ask that residents help the volunteers and help prevent damage to machinery by removing foreign objects before bringing your tree.

Shelby County– County citizens can drop off their trees for recycling on December 26th through January 4th at the following locations:

  • Pelham City Park (off US 31 in Pelham)
  • Ray Building (off Alabama 70 in Columbiana)
  • Chelsea City Hall
  • Heardmont Park on U.S. 119
  • Propst Alabaster LLC (formerly Colonial Properties Alabaster, at the end of the AmStar Theater parking lot)

All drop areas are located in parking lots and designated with orange traffic cones and signs.

Vestavia – Decoration free, natural Christmas trees can be dropped off at Scout Square (The Christmas Tree Lot) right off of Highway 31 in Vestavia. Donated trees are used as fish habitats in the lakes on the properties of Alabama Power.

Know of a Christmas Tree recycling location we haven’t listed, leave us a comment and let us know!


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