The Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) and Indy Parks will now accept live Christmas trees for recycling at multiple drop-off locations in public parks throughout the city.
Beginning today through Monday, January 31, 2022, residents can drop off live trees at eight different locations. 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.
Drop-off locations are as follows:
- Broad Ripple Park (1610 Broad Ripple Avenue), East side of the parking lot
- Ellenberger Park (5301 East St. Clair Street), Northeast corner by the pool
- Garfield Park (2432 Conservatory Drive), near MacAllister Amphitheater
- Krannert Park (605 South High School Road), North side of the building
- Northwestway Park (5253 West 62nd Street), to the left of the entrance
- Perry Park (451 East Stop 11 Road), to the left of the Stop 11 main entrance
- Riverside Park (2420 East Riverside Drive), by the basketball court
- Sahm Park (6801 East 91st Street), near the recycling bins
The Indianapolis live tree recycling service recycles trees to be composted and eventually used as mulch. Last year 6,896 Christmas trees were chipped by Park Maintenance.
The live tree recycling program is not for commercial use and is solely for Marion County residents. Residents should also remember this service is for live Christmas trees only and any other items left would be considered illegal dumping.