Recycle Christmas trees for free

Adam Curtis Public Affairs Press Releases

For many people, there is still no substitute for a live Christmas tree and the City of Sierra Vista enables area residents to put those trees to good use once the holiday is over.

Starting Wednesday, Dec. 27, Christmas trees, without decorations, can be recycled free of charge by dropping them off at the City’s compost facility on Highway 90. The trees will be turned into high quality compost available for purchase by the truck load at the compost facility. This free drop off service is available to all Cochise County residents.

City refuse customers can arrange for a free curbside pickup for their tree by calling (520) 458-7530 at least two days in advance. These special pickups will be available on Wednesday Jan. 10 and Jan. 24.

Please remember to remove all tinsel, lights, and ornaments. Only live trees can be recycled, so don’t drop off artificial trees. Christmas tree recycling is available from Wednesday, Dec. 27, through Saturday, Jan. 27.

The Sierra Vista compost facility is located at 7201 E. Highway 90 (at mile marker 325, near the Cochise County Transfer Station). The compost facility is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. It is closed for Christmas Day on Monday, Dec. 25, and will be closed for New Year’s Day holiday on Monday, Jan. 1.

For more information, call the Public Works Department at (520) 458-5775.