Christmas Trees

Christmas Trees

Each year, 10 million Christmas trees end up in the landfill. Your tree does not belong in curbside recycling with your newspapers and bottles, but you can still recycle your tree. Many cities offer programs to turn your tree to mulch or wood chips. Call your city service department or trash hauler for more information or find details for your community.

Local farms will accept Christmas trees as animal feed. For the safety of the animals, all decorations, tinsel, ornaments and lights must be removed. On the east side, contact Kelly’s Working Well Farm, 16495 S. Franklin Street in Chagrin Falls (440/247-7825) for donation details. Residents of Parma can drop off trees at 
Stearns Homestead, 6975 Ridge Road (place undecorated trees in the front pasture along the fence).

[video] Parma farm wants your Christmas tree for goat food (WEWS TV-5, 12/27/17)

Local compost and yard waste facilities accept trees, yard waste for recycling. See a list of registered compost facilities.

Artificial trees cannot be recycled. If they are no longer usable, they should be placed in the regular trash for disposal. If they are pre-lit, the light strings can be removed from the tree and recycled through a holiday lights recycling program.

Donation Locations