christmas tree

After the holidays give your Christmas tree another life! Starting December 26th until January 10th Travis County will provide FREE Christmas tree recycling drop-off locations for Travis County residents. For years Travis County has provided tree recycling for residents who buy live Christmas trees. Before dropping off your tree please follow the disposal requirements listed below to ensure trees can be mulched and recycled. There is no charge for County residents to drop-off their trees so come by and recycle that tree!

Drop-off locations are available Thursday, December 26th until Friday, January 10th


  • West Service Center
    4501 FM 620
    Austin, TX 78732
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  • Del Valle Adult Softball Complex
    3614 FM 973,
    Del Valle, TX 78617
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  • 1431 Collection Station
    2625 Woodall Dr
    Leander, TX 78613
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  • East Service Center
    6011 Blue Bluff
    Austin, TX 78724
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Tree Disposal Requirements

  • Only natural trees are accepted (no plastic/artificial trees)
  • Remove all ornaments, decorations, lights and tree stands
  • Remove all nails, staples, and metal
  • Trees sprayed with flocking, or artificial snow, are not accepted
  • Do not place the tree in a “tree bag” or any plastic bag
  • Trees taller than 6ft must be cut in half

Travis County tree drop-off locations, or visit the City of Austin’s Tree Recycling webpage for a list of drop-off locations in the region.

City of Austin curbside customers can recycle their trees by leaving them at the curb on their regular collection day. All other Austin residents can drop trees off at Zilker Park. For more information on Zilker Park drop-off, additional alternative drop-offs, and volunteer opportunities check out Zilker Park Drop-offs.

Recycle holiday lights that no longer work at the Recycle and Reuse Drop-off Center located at 2514 Business Center Dr (Map). They can also accept holiday packagings such as Styrofoam and cardboard.