Recycling your Christmas tree in 2020
The holidays are over and the decorations are coming down. If that makes you sad, think about the new life that could come from your tree! By taking your tree to one of the many drop-off locations below, you are keeping trees out of landfills and giving them a new purpose.
No matter where you recycle, please make sure to remove all tinsel, ornaments, and lights! Do not tie your tree up with string or any other netting.
City of Pittsburgh
Residents of the City of Pittsburgh can drop off their trees at 12 drop-off locations throughout the city, some year round and some specially for Christmas trees. Trees will be chipped into pine mulch and made available for free to the public this spring. You can see a map of all locations on the City of Pittsburgh website.
Year-Round Department of Public Works sites (open 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Saturday) include:
- Hazelwood — 3rd Division of Public Works
- Homewood West — 2nd Division of Public Works
- Elliott — 5th Division of Public Works
Special Drop off locations (open 24 hours a day) now through January 26, 2020 include:
- Brighton Heights — Jack Stack pool parking lot
- Brookline — Brookline Recreation Center
- Deutschtown — Sue Murray Swimming pool parking lot
- Friendship — Baum Grove Parklet
- Highland Park — Volleyball court parking lot
- Middle Hill/Terrace Village — Kennard Park at Kirkpatrick and Reed Street
- Oakwood — Oakwood Park ball field at Noblestown Road
- Southside — Southside Riverfront Park lower parking lot
- Squirrel Hill South — Prospect Drive roundabout in Schenley Park
All other residents of Allegheny County can bring their trees to Allegheny County Parks through January 14, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. until dusk. Trees dropped off in Allegheny County will be mulched and used in the parks. During last year’s tree recycling, approximately 3,500 trees were received and recycled!
Drop-off locations are:
- Boyce Park — Soccer fields parking lot
- Deer Lakes Park — Veterans Shelter parking lot
- Harrison Hills Park — Parking lot at intersection of Chipmunk & Cottontail Drives
- Hartwood Acres Park — Mansion parking lot
- North Park — Swimming pool parking lot
- Round Hill Park — Alfalfa Shelter parking lot
- Settlers Cabin Park — Wave pool parking lot
- White Oak Park — Chestnut Shelter parking lot