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City of Albuquerque Offers Christmas Tree Recycling

Information about Treecycling.

The Solid Waste Management Department, Parks and Recreation, and PNM will recycle real Christmas Trees for FREE at three separate locations in Albuquerque beginning January 3, 2019. No artificial trees will be accepted.

“Last year, residents recycled over 11,000 Christmas trees and we are looking forward to another successful event this year,” stated Matthew Whelan, Director of the Solid Waste Department. “Through this event we are able to keep trees out of the landfill and offer the mulch to residents for reuse in their gardens while supplies last.”

PNM Vegetation Management crews and Parks and Recreation staff will grind trees into mulch chips, which can then be used as mulch to provide a better growing environment for plants and residential landscapes. Residents can pick up the mulch free of charge while supplies last. Trees may be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Thursday, January 3 through Sunday, January 13, 2019 at the following locations:

• Montessa Park Convenience Center, 3512 Los Picaros SE, 873-6607
• Eagle Rock Convenience Center, 6301 Eagle Rock NE, 857-8318
• Ladera Golf Course, 3401 Ladera Drive NW, 888-8115

Please remove all bags, tree stands, decorations and lights from trees before dropping them off to be mulched. Limit 5 trees per resident, no commercial customers. For more information call 311, TTY 711, or visit