The Environmental Service Department wants to remind El Pasoans that they can recycle their Christmas trees for free beginning Saturday, December 26, 2015.

Beginning on Saturday, December 26th, El Paso residents may recycle their fresh live trees at any of the Environmental Services Department’s Citizen Collection Stations located at:

  • 1034 Pendale (East)
  • 121 Atlantic (West)
  • 4501 Hondo Pass (Northeast)
  • 2492 Harrison (Central)

The service is free to El Paso residents and trees bust be completely clear of all decorations. The Environmental Service Department will turn the Christmas trees into mulch, which will be available to citizens at no charge.

Each collection station also accepts bulky items, such as: household trash, used electronics, household hazards waste, and tires without rims. The Environmental Service Department also encourages residents to recycle their cardboard gift boxes, wrapping paper, and holiday cards, all of which are accepted at the Citizen Collection Stations or in blue household recycling bins. Materials that cannot be recycled include: metallic wrapping paper, bows, ribbons, and foam. These items should be placed in the gray trash bins.

Residents must take a recent water bill and an I.D. matching the name on the bill in order to have your Christmas tree recycled for free.

To learn more, visit or call 311.