It’s time to undeck the halls, Houston, take down the lights, and retire the Christmas tree. However, if you opted for a real Douglas fir this year and can’t throw your plastic nine-footer in the attic for next year, the City of Houston has a few places where you can recycle your tree for free.   

Folks can bring their Christmas tree to the following locations through January 31. To donate your not-so-evergreen, the tree must be free of any decorations. Yep, that means ornaments, tinsel, lights, and stands. Also not permitted: flocked trees with fake snow.

Additionally, Living Earth will ground donated trees into mulch that you can buy to grow your trees of Christmas future.  

Where to drop off your Christmas trees

Living Earth

Open: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday–Friday, 7 a.m. to noon Saturday

  • 5802 Crawford Rd
  • 12202 Cutten Rd
  • 16138 Hwy 6
  • 5210 S Sam Houston Pkwy E
  • 10310 Beaumont Hwy
  • 1503 Industrial Dr, Missouri City
  • 1700 Highway 90A East, Richmond
  • 27733 Katy Freeway, Katy
  • 17555 I-45 S, Conroe
  • 20611 US Hwy 59, New Caney
  • 1000 FM 1266, Dickinson
  • 16955 Katy Hockley Rd, Hockley
  • 9306 FM 523, Freeport

City of Houston

Open: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday–Sunday

  • Central Neighborhood Depository - 2240 Central St
  • Kirkpatrick Neighborhood Depository - 5565 Kirkpatrick Blvd
  • Sommermeyer Neighborhood Depository - 14400 Sommermeyer St
  • N Main Neighborhood Depository - 9003 N Main St
  • Southwest Neighborhood Depository - 10785 SW Fwy
  • Sunbeam Neighborhood Depository - 5100 Sunbeam St

Other locations

Open: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily

  • Kingwood Branch Library - 4400 Bens View Ln
  • Doss Park (gates close at 5 p.m.) - 2500 Frick Rd 
  • Memorial Park (Ball Fields 4 and 5) - 7300 Memorial Dr
  • T.C. Jester Park - 4200 W. T.C. Jester Blvd
  • Ellington Airport Recycling Drop-off - Hwy 3 at Brantley Road

Open: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday–Saturday 

  • Westpark Consumer Recycling Center - 5900 Westpark Dr
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