How to get rid of your Christmas trees

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Joe Vaccaro
23rd Ward Alderman
cell number 314-718-0131
Ward 23 Website

Christmas Tree Recycling Available at Three City of St. Louis Parks

Forest Park, O’Fallon Park and Carondelet Park accepting bare Christmas Trees.


December 23, 2013 – After the glow of the Christmas season is gone and the decorations have been taken off the tree, City residents can take the bare tree to one of 3 City park sites to be recycled.


Trees can be dropped off at:


Forest Park, Lower Muny Opera parking lot


O’Fallon Park, West Florissant and Holly, picnic grounds #4


Carondelet Park, Grand and Holly Hills, area between gate and recycling containers.


Trees will be accepted at these park sites from Thursday, December 26, 2013 through Friday, January 10, 2014. The trees will be ground into free mulch made available at these sites. Artificial or plastic trees will NOT be accepted.


Trees must be free of ALL decorations.  Please remove the ornaments, tinsel, lights and tree stand.  Do NOT put the tree in a plastic bag or cover it. Wreaths and pine roping are NOT accepted at the sites. 


“We want to encourage residents to recycle their Christmas trees. Locations in the north, south and central areas of the City were chosen to ensure that our recycling sites are as convenient as possible.” Said Greg Hayes, Forestry Commissioner.


City residents should NOT place Christmas trees in alley dumpsters or recycling containers. However, the Refuse Division will collect them as part of its regular monthly bulk pickup program.




Joe Vaccaro
6227 hancock
St-Louis Missouri 63139
United States

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