Recycle Your Christmas Trees PDF Print E-mail

Once again this holiday season, the Allen County Solid Waste Management District is offering its free Christmas Tree Recycling Program to residents of Allen County.

The National Christmas Tree Association estimates that approximately 31 percent of U.S. households have a live Christmas tree each holiday season.  With more than 115 million households in the United States, that means over 35 million live Christmas trees are purchased each year.  Allen County residents can prevent many of these trees from filling the landfill by recycling their trees into mulch.

This season's program will begin on December 26, 2010 and will end on January 14, 2011. Plastic bags, ornaments and tinsel must be removed from the tree.  Wreaths are not accepted.

Trees may be dropped off at the following sites at any time throughout the program: 

Fort Wayne Area

  • Allen County Highway Garage - 2234 Carroll Road
  • Foster Park West - Soccer field parking lot west side
  • Foellinger Theatre - back parking lot southwest corner
  • McMillen Park - pool parking lot
  • Shoaff Park Conklin Pavilion

Leo-Cedarville Area

  • Across from Riverside Gardens Park - corner of Grabill Rd. & Schwartz Rd.

New Haven Area

  • Jury Park
  • Meadowbrook School - Parking lot
  • North side of City Hall - 815 Lincoln Highway East

Monroeville Area

  • Monroeville Community Park - Parking lot north end

Woodburn Area

  • Front Street under the Water Tower