Christmas tree recycling

Scroll down this page for local Wyoming recycling and responsible disposal options for holiday waste, from Christmas trees and wreathes, to lights, ornaments, wrapping and packaging. Many towns and cities offer curbside collection, even for Christmas trees. Counties and unicorporated areas typically have a number or drop-off locations.

Christmas trees are usually colllected from December 26th through the first 2 or 3 weeks in January.  Whether your tree is picked up from your curb,Grinding Christmas trees into mulch or you drop it off, be sure to remove all  remove all lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments, nails, stands,  other NON-Organic decorative materials and other materials that are not part of the original tree. This includes tree stands also.  Flocked trees are occasionally accepted (call to verify), but not artificial trees. Large trees (larger than the standard 6 - 7 ft tree) may need to be cut in half to be acceptable by your curbside garbage hauler.

The trees and wreathes are usually chipped and made into a mulch which is often made available, free to city or county residents.

Recycling other items:

Always follow the links (usually the blue, underlined name of the city or county) below for updated information, as these agencies often wait until the last minute to change dates or update their information. If your area is not specifically mentioned below, call your trash collection agency and ask!

Wyoming: Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays January 2022

  • Casper, WY - Take your tree to one of the following drop-off locations available December 20th until January 30, 2020. Remove tinsel, lights and other decorations. Wreaths may be placed if they are removed from the wire frame. Trees left at the drop-off locations are turned into compost that is available to the public and used in parks. City of Casper residents who are trash customers may also call the solid waste office for a curbside pickup (call 235-8246). Appointments are must be made by the second Friday in January. Appointments and additional information are available at 307-235-8246.
    The drop off locations, open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week until January 25th are:
    Valley Drive and Iris Street near the Paradise Valley Swimming Pool
    Wyoming Boulevard recycling depot across from the west entrance to the Fairgrounds
    Mike Sedar Park Pool Area
    Huber Park
    13th & Sycamore Ballfield
    Viking Court by sidewalk overpass (Blackmore Rd. and Wyoming Blvd.)
    North Casper Athletic Complex on E "K" St. near the recycling depot

    624 SW Wyoming Blvd (across from town hall)
    Compost Yard (280 5th St)
  • Cheyenne, WY - Cheyenne residents can recycle their real Christmas trees after the holidays at the City's Compost Facility, 3714 Windmill Road, at no charge through January 31st.
    "This year the Boy Scouts will not be picing up real Christmas trees as in the past," said Vicki Nemecek, City Public Works Director. "The Scout have decided to invest their time in other community projects."
    Resident are encouraged to use the City's Compost Facility which is open from 9 am to 5 pm. Tuesday through Saturday. The Compost Facility will be closed on city holidays. For more information on the Compost Facility, call the Sanitation Division at 637-6440. . Residents who would like to dispose of their real tree before or after January 4 are urged to drop them off at one of the following locations:
    For more information, call the Sanitation Division at 637-6440.
  • Jackson, WY / Teton County - Drop your Christmas tree off at the Rodeo Grounds parking lot, next to the big blue recycling containers.
    Free through January 31st only. Of course, remove all ornaments, lights, tinsel, etc.
  • Laramie, WY - Due to budget and staffing shortfalls, Christmas tree pickup has been discontinued. Residents are encouraged to utilize the Laramie Landfill which accepts green waste at no charge for the compost program Please contact the Street Department at 721-5276 or 721-5277 if you have any questions regarding the tree pickup program.
  • Sheridan, WY - Christmas tree drop-off locations are scheduled annually from December 26 through January 31. Locations are posted on this website and on the Solid Waste Division calendar. You may also bring Christmas trees to the landfill free of charge.