Christmas trees will NOT be picked up with regular trash collection. ACDEM offers Christmas tree recycling at no cost to Allen County residents! Simply bring your live trees to one of the drop-off sites during the posted hours, leave them in the designated area, and we will take care of the rest. After collection, trees are woodchipped and used as mulch by county parks and local organizations.
Remember to remove all ornaments, tinsel, and plastic bags prior to drop off. Artificial trees are not accepted and should be donated or reused. Wreaths and garland are also not accepted - they often contain wires that could harm the recycling equipment.
The 2023-2024 Christmas Tree Recycling program has ended.
Trees are still accepted at the Fort Wayne City Utilities Biosolids Handling Facility for a small fee.