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Whether Christmas day, or a month from now, here's where to dispose of trees

Eight Indianapolis parks are drop off locations
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Posted at 9:01 PM, Dec 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-24 21:24:12-05

INDIANAPOLIS — For those who like to dispose of their Christmas tree as soon as the big day is over, or those who hang on much longer, the City of Indianapolis has a number of tree recycling sites.

Trees can be left at these eight locations in city parks from December 25 through January 31.

  • Broad Ripple Park (1610 Broad Ripple Avenue)
  • Ellenberger Park (5301 East St. Clair Street)
  • Garfield Park (2432 Conservatory Drive)
  • Krannert Park (605 South High School Road)
  • Northwestway Park (5253 West 62nd Street)
  • Perry Park (451 East Stop 11 Road)
  • Riverside Park (2420 East Riverside Drive)
  • Sahm Park (6801 East 91st Street)

Trees must be free of ornaments, tinsel, tree stands and all other decorative materials. Trees should be dropped off only at the specially designated area within the park, and only between dawn and dusk.

The Indianapolis live tree recycling service recycles trees for sustainable landscaping resources, such as mulch and soil blends. Last year 7,234 Christmas trees were chipped by park maintenance. The mulch and soil blends are used across Indy Parks in the spring.

The live tree recycling program is not for commercial use, and is only for Marion County residents.