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The Public Works Department offers Phoenix residents several drop-off locations for their live Christmas trees and wreaths to be composted. Trees or wreaths may be dropped off at any of the participating Phoenix parks (during park business hours) anytime between Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2023 and Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024Only live trees and wreaths are accepted, not plastic trees and wreaths. Trees and wreaths will be composted at the City of Phoenix Compost Facility. Contact Phoenix customer service at 602-262-6251 or email solid.waste@phoenix.gov​ for more information.

Drop Off Locations

North Phoenix

Deer Valley Park - 19th Ave. and Utopia Rd.
Paradise Valley Park - 40th St. south of Union Hills Dr.
Sereno Park - 56th St. and Sweetwater Ave.
Cactus Park - 38th Ave. and Cactus Rd.
Mountain View Park - Seventh Ave. south of Peoria Ave.

North Gateway Transfer Station - 30205 N. Black Canyon Hwy. (Dixileta exit)

Central Phoenix

Marivue Park - 59th Ave. and Osborn Rd.
Washington Park - 23rd Ave. and Maryland Ave.
Madison Park - 16th St. and Glenrosa Ave.
Los Olivos Park - 28th St. and Devonshire Ave.
Desert West Park - 67th Ave. and Encanto Blvd.

South Phoenix

El Reposo Park - Seventh St. and Alta Vista Rd.
Mountain Vista Park - 50th St. just north of Ray Rd.
Desert Foothills Park - Desert Foothills and Chandler Blvd.
Cesar Chavez Park - 35th Ave. and Baseline Rd.

27th Avenue Transfer Station - 3060 S. 27th Ave.

Other Locations, Dates and Times

Sunbelt Rentals

Phoenix Residents may bring their Christmas trees to Sunbelt Rentals locations during these dates:

  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Tuesday, Dec. 26 to Friday, Jan. 5​, 2024 (closed on Saturdays and Sundays)​
  • Closed on New Year's Day, Monday, Jan. 1
* Trees accepted at no charge, but only one tree per household.
Trees must be free of decorations, lights, and stands.

Sunbelt Rentals locations: 
  • 4050 E. Indian School Rd.
  • 15634 N. 32nd St.

Tree & Wreath Disposal Requirements

  • Bring the tree & wreath unbagged.
  • Remove all decorations, lights and tinsel.
  • Remove the tree stand and all nails/metal stakes.
  • Secure tree during transport. Tie it down with material that can be untied or cut easily.
  • Only dispose of trees or wreaths in marked drop-off areas.
  • Both transfer stations will accept up to two live trees from city of Phoenix residents. If residents wish to dispose of more than two, city of Phoenix customers with their city services bill and matching photo ID can use their one free load of up to 1 ton (2,000 pounds).


Tips to reduce waste during the holidays

  • Reuse gift bags and wrapping paper.
  • Turn paper shopping bags into a gift bag or wrapping paper; magazine pages or comics pages also make colorful gift wraps.
  • An alternative to gift bags is to use decorative reusable shopping bags as gift bags. They can be used all year long and are often less expensive than paper gift bags.
  • Donate past holiday decorations and lights instead of throwing them away.

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Acceptable Holiday Materials in Recycle Bin

  • Paper wrapping materials with no embossments, glitter and/or flocking
  • Cardboard boxes that gifts were packaged in, such as children’s toys and electronics
  • Hard plastics used for packaging foods, toys, electronics, etc.

Unacceptable Holiday Materials in Recycle Bin

  • Foil-embossed papers and any material with glitter

  • Plastic wrap from gift baskets, grocery shopping or packaging

  • Tissue paper

  • Photo greeting cards printed on photography paper

  • Food waste should be composted, not placed in your recycling bin. If composting is not an option, it should be bagged and tied and placed in your trash container

  • Polystyrene foam (Styrofoam) products, such as food packaging or drink ware or packing material

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