The Public Works Department offers Phoenix residents a green way to take down their Christmas trees and wreaths. Trees or wreaths may be dropped off for recycling at any of the participating Phoenix parks anytime between Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017 and Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018.

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

A to Z Equipment Rentals and Sales

Phoenix Residents may bring their Christmas trees to A to Z Equipment Rentals and Sales locations during these dates:

  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Tuesday, Dec. 26 to Saturday, Jan. 6
  • Open until noon on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31
  • Closed on New Year's Day, Monday, Jan. 1
* Trees accepted at no charge, but only one tree per household.
Trees must be free from decorations and tree stands.

A to Z Equipment Rentals locations: 

  • 4050 E. Indian School Rd.
  • 15634 N. 32nd St.

I Recycle Phoenix Festival

Residents also can drop off their trees to be recycled at the
"I Recycle Phoenix" festival from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6,
2018, at Christown-Spectrum Mall, 1703 W. Bethany Home Road,
behind the Walmart. For more information on this event,
visit Keep Phoenix Beautiful's webpage or call 602-262-4820.

Tree & Wreath Disposal Requirements

  • Bring the tree 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 in marked drop-off areas.
  • Sites accept single trees from city of Phoenix residents using a current City Services Bill. For multiple tree loads, contact Phoenix customer service at 602-262-6251 or email cityservicesbill@phoenix.gov

Container Grown Trees

Container-grown living trees may be donated for planting in city of Phoenix parks. Parks will only accept 15 gallon-sized or 24" box-sized trees. They can be delivered to a nearby maintenance facility to be planted in a local park.

The trees need to be one of the four following species:
- Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis)
- Eldarica pine or Goldwater pine (Pinus eldarica)
- Canary Island pine (Pinus canariensis)
- Chir pine (Pinus roxburghii)
Call City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department at 602-495-3762 for drop-off locations or for additional information


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.

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 drinkware or packing material

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Contact Us

Public Works Department

200 W. Washington St. 7th floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003
602-262-6251
cityservicesbill@phoenix.gov