HOUSTON – What goes up must come down.
Houston’s Solid Waste Management Department will offer free Christmas tree recycling services through Jan. 31.
Houston residents can drop off their trees at one of 24 collections sites.
They can also recycle their trees by leaving them at the curb on their neighborhood’s specified tree waste collection day.
Only natural trees will be accepted, and residents must remove all ornaments, decorations, lights and stands. Trees sprayed with flocking (artificial snow) will not be accepted.
Open Tuesday - Sunday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Depositories close on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022.
- Central Neighborhood Depository - 2240 Central St.
- Kirkpatrick Neighborhood Depository - 5565 Kirkpatrick
- Sommermeyer Neighborhood Depository - 14400 Sommermeyer
- N. Main Neighborhood Depository - 9003 N. Main
- Southwest Neighborhood Depository - 10785 SW Freeway
- Sunbeam Neighborhood Depository - 5100 Sunbeam
Open daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Kingwood (Branch Library)– Bens View Lane @ Bens Branch Drive
- Doss Park (gates close at 5) - 2500 Frick Road (County Park)
- T.C. Jester Park - 4200 T.C. Jester West
- Ellington Airport Recycling Drop-off –HWY 3@ Brantley Road
Open Monday - Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, and Monday, Jan. 17, 2022.
- Westpark Consumer Recycling Center - 5900 Westpark
Living Earth - Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. - Noon
Living Earth sites have limited hours Friday, Dec. 31, 2021; closed on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022.
- Living Earth - 5802 Crawford Rd.
- Living Earth - 1503 Industrial Dr, Missouri City
- Living Earth - 1700 Highway 90A East, Richmond
- Living Earth - 12202 Cutten Road
- Living Earth - 16138 Highway 6
- Living Earth - 5210 S. Sam Houston Pkwy E
- Living Earth - 27733 Katy Freeway, Katy TX
- Living Earth - 10310 Beaumont Highway
- Living Earth - 17555 I-45 South, Conroe TX
- Living Earth -20611 US Hwy 59, New Caney TX
- Living Earth - 1000 FM 1266, Dickinson TX
- Living Earth – 9306 FM 523, Freeport TX
For more information about SWMD and its tree recycling services, click here or call 3-1-1, the City of Houston’s Customer Service Helpline.