Christmas tree recycling available Dec. 27-Jan. 7

green pine tree with white snow

Live Christmas trees are biodegradable, which means they can be reused or recycled for other purposes.

Great Falls residents are encouraged to recycle their live Christmas trees from Dec. 27 through Jan. 7 at the following locations:

  • Meadowlark Park – Fox Farm and Park Garden Road
  • Malmstrom AFB – Balfour Beatty Community Center – 600 Aspen

Christmas tree recycling containers will be provided at the above locations. Before recycling your Christmas tree remove all lights, decorations, tree stands etc.

Flocked trees cannot be recycled and should not be taken to the recycling locations.

Deposit only your live Christmas tree in the containers.

Commercial trees are not being accepted.

The recycled Christmas trees will be composted or used to improve fish habitat.

The city, Republic Services, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks, and Walleyes Unlimited Great Falls Chapter sponsor the tree recycling project.

For more information, contact Public Works at 771-1401 or Republic Services at 761-2545.