♪ Old Christmas Tree, Old Christmas Tree, Come and Recycle it for Free ♬

City’s Treecycling program kicks off December 26.

December 20, 2022

The Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD), Parks and Recreation, and PNM are teaming up to offer residents a chance to recycle their real Christmas trees. The program kicks off on December 26, 2022, and runs through January 8, 2023, at three separate locations in Albuquerque. No artificial trees will be accepted.

PNM Vegetation Management crews and Parks and Recreation staff will grind trees into mulch chips, which can provide a better growing environment for plants and residential landscapes. Residents can pick up the mulch chips free of charge while supplies last. Last year, this program kept more than 3,600 trees out of the landfill.

Trees may be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., starting on Monday, December 26 at the following the locations:

  • Eagle Rock Convenience Center, 6301 Eagle Rock NE, (505) 768-3925
  • Ladera Golf Course, 3401 Ladera Dr. NW, (505) 836-4449
  • Montessa Park Convenience Center, 3512 Los Picaros SE, (505) 768-3930, temporarily closed on Thursdays and Fridays

Please remove all bags, tree stands, decorations and lights from trees before dropping them off to be mulched. Limit of five trees per resident, no commercial customers.