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Omaha Recycling Guide

Real Christmas Trees

Not Accepted, Alternative Options Available

Real Christmas Tree

DO NOT place this item in a City of Omaha curbside recycling cart or drop-off site container.

Take real Christmas trees to one of the City of Omaha's seasonal Christmas Tree Collection Sites. See dates, locations, and hours at:
  • Remove all nails, wires, ornaments, decor, lights, and tree stands
  • If your tree is bagged for transport, take your bag home to discard in garbage
  • NO wreaths or evergreen roping accepted, discard these in garbage
  • Flocked trees are ok
Real Christmas Tree

Where Else Could It Go?

Real Christmas trees can be composted for a fee if taken to the Hillside Solutions/Soil Dynamics drop-off site near Eppley Airfield. This service is available through a one-time drop fee or a paid subscription program. All hardware, decor, plastics, lights, and stands need to be removed. Learn more at:

Hillside Solutions

Christmas Trees and other bulky items that do not fit in a black-lid waste cart can also be taken to River City Transfer. Fees may apply.

Bulky Waste