Where & How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree Near Boise

Dated: January 5 2021

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Did you know that approximately 93% of real Christmas trees are recycled (or "tree-cycled") to create mulch for gardens, playgrounds, trails, and more? If you've got woodcrafters at home, the tree trunks and branches are great for creating various items. Plus, the tree needles are great for potpourris and protecting flower beds and from the winter's freezing temps. Your Christmas tree May no longer be "living" once it's cut, but after you've enjoyed it in your home for several weeks, it is biodegradable. So it's incredibly beneficial to the environment instead of sitting in a landfill. 

If you want to see your tree put to good use once you've packed away Christmas 2020, there are a few sites around Boise that will recycle your real Christmas trees this season.

City of Boise Residents

Christmas trees will be picked up for "tree-cycling" during the first week of January. All trees must be free of lights, any decorations, and tree stands. Make sure all parts of the tree are cut to 4ft. lengths or smaller and should be less than 60lbs. Wreaths and flocked trees are not accepted. 

Ada County Landfill

The landfill (at 10300 N Seamans Gulch Rd in Boise) accepts real undecorated trees at no cost from December 24-January 13, 2021. 

City of Meridian Residents

Meridian residents can drop off their trees at the Meridian Transfer Station (at 2130 W Franklin in Meridian) or set out for pickup at the curb between January 6-10, 2021. Trees will be picked up from neighborhoods in a separate vehicle from your regular trash and recycling pickups. 

Nampa's Kohlerlawn Cemetery

Starting on December 26th, real Christmas trees can be dropped off at Kohlerlawn Cemetery (at 76 6th St. N. in Nampa) to be recycled into mulch to use around Nampa's parks and trails. Christmas trees are accepted until January 16, 2021. 

Save your real Christmas trees from the landfill and see them put to another use after you've enjoyed them this holiday season! Turn that tree into a gift that keeps on giving when you "tree-cycle" this year. 

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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....

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