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Posted on: January 7, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Christmas Tree and String Light Recycling Program


Christmas Tree Recycling 

The city will be collecting Christmas trees for recycling between December 28, 2020, and January 15, 2021.

How to Recycle Your Tree
Please place your tree, free of any foreign materials or objects (bulbs, lights, stands, etc.), curbside on your regular trash day. These trees will be taken to a local composter and recycled as mulch.

Trees Not Accepted for Recycling
Trees that are flocked or have ornaments, lights, stands, or any other foreign objects WILL NOT be accepted for recycling. These trees will be collected with your normal household trash and disposed of in the landfill.

Same Day Pick Up
Please be aware that we will do our best to collect your Christmas trees on the day they are placed curbside but occasionally due to the volume of trees, your tree may not be picked up the same day.

String Light Recycling

In conjunction with the Houston Zoo, the City will be accepting holiday string lights for recycling at the following facilities starting December 28 through January 15, 2021:

City Hall
3800 University Blvd

Public Works Offices
3826 Amherst St.

West U Recreation Center
4210 Bellaire Blvd.

If you have any questions, please call Public Works at 713.662.5839 or email Public Works.
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