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Treecycling in ABQ

Albuquerque residents can recycle their Christmas trees and lights for free.

From Jan. 2 to 15, 2017, Albuquerque residents can take advantage of free holiday tree and lights recycling. Trees and lights may be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.


  • Trees must not have decorations, lights or tree stands.
  • We will accept holiday light strings, however, they must be removed from the trees.
  • No commercial customers.
  • A limit of five trees per customer.

Mulch from these trees is free to the public while supplies last.

Prohibited Items

We will not accept the following items at these drop off sites:

  • Wreaths
  • Garland
  • Ornaments
  • Tree stands
  • Any other holiday decorations

Holiday Tree Drop-Off Locations

Residents can drop off their trees and lights between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the following locations: 

  • Eagle Rock Convenience Center, 6301 Eagle Rock NE
  • Montessa Park Convenience Center, 3512 Los Picaros SE
  • Ladera Golf Course, 3401 Ladera NW

Map: Treecycling Locations