For the 23rd year, residents can recycle their Christmas trees through the City of Tucson’s TreeCycle Program. The program begins on Thursday, Dec. 26 and continues through Sunday, Jan. 12. TreeCycle collection sites are located throughout Tucson and Oro Valley. Please remove all lights, ornaments, decorations, plastic tree bags, and tree stands before dropping off at the TreeCycle sites. Trees collected are chipped and these items can cause damage to people and the equipment. Please do not leave trees outside the collection time or area due to fire hazard.
Additionally, after Jan. 5, the City of Tucson will have wood chips from shredded Christmas trees available for pick-up at the Los Reales Landfill. Bring your own container and take home some free Merry Mulch for your garden. The chips help soil to retain moisture.
The following TreeCycle sites are open during daylight hours, seven days a week, unless noted otherwise.
1. Oro Valley Lot: Naranja Park, 810 W. Naranja Dr. (Only open through January 5, 2020)
2. Golf Links Sports Park: 2400 S. Craycroft Rd.
3. Tucson Rodeo Grounds: on 3rd Ave. (east of Rodeo Grounds, on 3rd Ave. north of Irvington Rd.)
4. Los Reales Landfill: 5300 E. Los Reales Rd. (follow signs, open Mon – Sat, 6 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
5. Purple Heart Park: 10050 E. Rita Rd.
6. Randolph Golf Course: 600 S. Alvernon Way, (southeast corner of parking lot)
7. Tank's Speedway Recycling & Landfill Facility: 7301 E Speedway (turn north on Prudence Rd., open Mon – Fri, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sat, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.; ONLY DURING BUSINESS HOURS. Please do not leave trees outside property. Tank’s will offer mulch for your garden.)
8. Tank’s Ina Land Reclamation Facility: 5300 W. Ina Rd. (open Mon – Fri, 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Sat 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.; ONLY DURING BUSINESS HOURS. Please do not leave trees outside property. Tank’s will offer mulch for your garden.)
IMPORTANT: The City of Tucson will not collect Christmas trees from curbs and alleys. Other green waste cannot be accepted at TreeCycle sites. Commercial tree lot overages are not accepted at TreeCycle sites, except for Los Reales Landfill at posted landfill rates.
Visit the EGSD website for more details at www.tucsonaz.gov/treecycle