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City’s Treecycling Program Kicks off Next Week

Free mulch available for residents.
December 19, 2023

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 for free. The program kicks off on Tuesday, December 26, 2023, and runs through Sunday, January 7, 2024, 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 6,400 trees out of the landfill.

Trees may be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 4:30 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, 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.

For more information call 311, TTY 711, or click visit the Treecycling webpage.