Recycle your Christmas tree, Birmingham! Here’s how.

Photo via @stgemmahospice, Facebook

The holiday season is nearing its end, which means it will soon be time to say so long to that once magical Christmas tree. How do you dispose of natural Christmas trees? Unfortunately, you can’t replant it, but you can recycle it! Here’s how and where around Birmingham. 

Birmingham

So long Christmas trees! Photo via poppyschristmastrees.com

If you’re in Birmingham, enjoy curbside pickup when recycling your natural Christmas tree. Pickup will be on your designated trash pickup day. 

Requirements: Remove all ornaments, garland, etc.


What happens to the trees? Trees are chipped by the city as part of its normal landscaping and yard debris removal service.

Homewood

The city of Homewood will be offering curbside pickup for fake and real Christmas trees. Pickup will be on your designated trash pickup day. 

Trees can also be dropped off at 175 Citation Ct., Homewood, AL 35209


Requirements: Remove all ornaments, garland, etc.

What happens to the trees? Tress are recycled and mulch is used for paths at Homewood City School’s Community Garden. 

Hoover

Christmas trees picked up curbside in Birmingham will be chipped by the city as party of its normal landscaping and yard debris removal service.


There will also be a drop-off location at:

Where: Municipal Lane, Hoover, AL 35216 (across from Lake House)

Requirements: Remove all ornaments, garland, etc.


What happens to the trees? Trees are chipped by the city as party of its normal landscaping and yard debris removal service.

Gardendale

Christmas trees picked up curbside in Gardendale as part of its normal landscaping and yard debris removal service.

Requirements: Remove all ornaments, garland, etc.


What happens to the trees? Trees are mulched and go to Gardendale city landscaping.

The Birmingham Zoo

Photo via The Birmingham Zoo, Facebook

The Birmingham Zoo and Mountain Brook Tree Commission have joined forces to allow natural Christmas trees to be recycled. 

When: Now-January 6, 2020
Where: The Birmingham Zoo (at the Zoo’s construction entrance, next to the trailers—there is a pile of trees out there right now). 2630 Cahaba Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223
Time: Regular business hours.


Requirements: Remove all ornaments, garland, etc.

What happens to the trees? Trees are turned into mulch and used to control erosion throughout the zoo. 

Cullman

Live in Cullman? Then prepare to drop off your tree!


Where: Gadsden State Community College (Aquaculture Center). 1007 Goodyear Ave, Gadsden, AL 35903

Requirements: Remove all ornaments, garland, etc.

What happens to the trees? Tree branches are dropped into the school’s ponds to encourage the spawning of yellow perch. 


Vestavia

Birmingham, Alabama Environmental Council
Mural at the Alabama Environmental Council Recycling Center. Photo from the Alabama Environmental Council Facebook page

Those in Vestavia will need to drop off their trees at the following location:

Where: Scout Square (The Christmas Tree Lot). 741 Montgomery Hwy., Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

Requirements: Remove all ornaments, garland, etc.


What happens to the trees? Trees are used as fish habitats in the lakes on the properties of Alabama Power. 


Want to recycle that mountain-sized pile of leftover Christmas boxes and wrapping paper? Here’s how.


Do you plan on recycling your Christmas tree this year? Let us know how and where on social @bhamnow!