It’s time to tree-cycle those Christmas Trees! Here’s a list of places around Birmingham that will take your trees.
Recycle Your Christmas Trees in Birmingham
The Birmingham Zoo – Drop off natural trees free of ornaments, garland, etc. at the zoo’s picnic area until January 6. The trees will be turned into mulch and used to control erosion throughout the zoo.
City of Birmingham – curbside pickup. Tree sare chipped by the city as part of their normal landscaping and yard debris removal service on regularly scheduled pickup days.
Old 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.
From 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. on December 26 through January 9 natural, decoration free Christmas trees can be brought to the corner parking lot at Dale and Grace St. The trees will be recycled and the mulch will be used for paths at the Homewood City School’s Community Garden. Decoration-free, natural trees can also be dropped off in the designated areas in the back rear parking lot of the Homewood Public Library.
Christmas trees will be picked up curbside in January and are chipped by the city as part of their normal landscaping and yard debris removal service on regularly scheduled pickup days. There will also be a drop-off site on Municipal Lane, across from the Lake House. Signs will be posted on Municipal Lane after Christmas.
County citizens can drop off their trees for recycling on December 26 through the first week in January 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.
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.