Holiday Recycling

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Christmas Tree Recycling

Don’t let your Christmas tree go to waste! Gilbert is offering the following drop-off locations from Wednesday, December 26 until Sunday, January 20 for residents to recycle their Christmas trees, unbagged and free of all decorations and tree stands:

Hetchler Park (Gilbert Soccer Complex)
4260 S. Greenfield  Road
Gilbert, AZ 85297
Hours: Monday – Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Nichols Park
700 N. Higley Road
Gilbert, AZ 85234
Hours: Monday – Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

A to Z Rentals
1313 E. Baseline Road
Gilbert, AZ 85233
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed December 25, 31st, and January 1, 2019

Please note that wreaths, snow-flocked trees and artificial trees are not accepted. Drop-off locations are for Gilbert resident use only.


Can fake trees be recycled?

No. They are also too large to be placed in the black trash can. The best solution for used fake trees is to donate them to a local charity or organization!

There is just too much stuff to put in my blue or black can, what should I do?

  1. Completely break down items. Boxes should be emptied and cardboard should be cut down. 
  2. Instead of throwing them away, donate old toys, clothes, and usable household items.
  3. Take unused or unwanted electronics to Household Hazardous Waste Facility.
  4. Double check all of the items in the black can to make sure there are no recyclables that can be put into the blue can. The EPA estimates that over 75% of what we consume is recyclable!

How can I have a more Earth-friendly holiday?

Check out Outreach and Education's Pinterest page for holiday tips, tricks, and DIY's for a greener holiday!

There are also other great ideas at:

You can also watch the, "Think before you shop!" commercials from the Maricopa Association of Governments. They are full of reducing, reusing, and recycling tips for the holiday season!