Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Boise

Dated: December 29 2021

Views: 104

Once the fun of the holidays has subsided, it's time to recycle your Christmas tree. Christmas trees can be recycled for mulch in community parks and playgrounds, turned into fish habitats in local lakes and ponds, or even erosion control. Several services and locations in the Boise area offer ways for you to recycle or discard your undecorated holiday tree.


Locations in the area include:


  • Ada County Landfill - 10300 N. Seaman’s Gulch Rd., Boise (free drop-off between December 27 - January 7, 2022)

  • Kohlerlawn Cemetary - 76 6th St N, Nampa (drop off M-F from Dec. 26 through Jan. 15)

  • City of Caldwell Forestry Department - U.S. West parking lot, corner of 21st and Arthur, Caldwell (drop off until January 15th)

  • Canyon County Landfill - 15500 Missouri Ave, Nampa (trees can be dropped off in the green waste area)

  • Meridian Transfer Station - 2130 W Franklin, Meridian (drop off until January 13th)

  • Boy Scout Pick Up - Different troops sometimes offer Christmas tree pickup for recycling for only the cost of a donation. Contact the Mountain West Council for participating troops. 

  • Republic Services - As part of your standard curbside compost pickup in Boise, Meridian, Garden City, and Mountain Home, discard your Christmas tree quickly as you put out your green container.  Cut up your tree into 4-foot sections to ensure it is picked up.


Now that the holidays have passed and the presents are put away, it's time to take down the tree to recycle it and put it to good use! Are there any other locations in the area that you know of that recycle your discarded Christmas trees?

Blog author image

Scott Trefaller

Scott grew up in Orange County, CA. and he and his family moved to Boise in 1972. He graduated from Meridian High School, then obtained a BA in Marketing from Boise State University. He has over 20 ye....

Latest Blog Posts

Summer Camps for Kids Near Boise

The school year is starting to wrap up, and it's time to start planning out summer activities for the kids! When you're not on vacation or seeing friends and family, the kids will need something to

Read More

Giving Back to Your State & Community - Idaho Gives Event Runs May 2-5, 2022

The annual event, organized by the Idaho Nonprofit Center, takes place from May 2 to 5. It features various resources that help promote the work of local nonprofits. Kevin Bailey, the Idaho

Read More

Best Easter Brunches & Dinners Near Boise

 It's April! That means Easter isn't far away! For those of you looking to enjoy a dine-in Easter brunch or dinner in Boise, you're in luck! Several area restaurants are hosting three (or more)

Read More

It's Prom Season in the Treasure Valley

Prom season is quickly approaching! That means tuxes, formal wear, hair and nail appointments - it's all happening. If the cost of prom season is a stressor for you or you have goods to share and

Read More