Recycle your Christmas tree for free

Adam Curtis Public Affairs Press Releases

This week, many local homes are filled with the scent and spirit of the holidays thanks to a live Christmas tree. 

But too often these trees end up in the landfill in the New Year when they still have more to give. Fortunately, the City can help!

Starting Thursday, December 26, 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.

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 will be available through Wednesday, January 29, 2020. This free drop off service is available to all Cochise County residents.

City refuse customers also have the option to schedule a free curbside pickup for their tree by calling (520) 458-7530 by Monday at 5:00 p.m. for a Wednesday pickup. The next Wednesday when special pickups may be arranged is on Jan. 8. These special Christmas tree pickups can also be scheduled by filling out an online green waste pickup request form.

The 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 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. It is closed for the Christmas holiday on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 24 and 25, and will be closed for New Year’s Day on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.

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