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Indianapolis drop-off locations for real Christmas trees



Indianapolis, Indiana – When it comes time to take down the Christmas tree, Indy Parks and the Department of Public Works have teamed up to make it easier for you to know where to remove it.

The city benefits from a program called Indy Parks Christmas Tree Disposal that recycles live trees by turning them into mulch.

Before dropping it off, please make sure it has been cleansed of any decorations, according to city officials.

“Make sure there are no tree stands and all ornaments, tinsel, and lights are removed,” explained Ronnetta Spalding, the chief communications officer for Indy Parks. “Don’t bring your reusable trees. This is only for live Christmas trees.”

DPW has seven drop-off locations:

• Ellenberger Park | 5301 E. St. Clair Street | Northeast corner by the pool
• Garfield Park | 2432 Conservatory Drive | in front of the MacAllister Amphitheater
• Northwestway Park | 5253 W. 62nd Street | to the left of the entrance
• Perry Park | 451 E. 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 E. 91st Street | near the recycling bins
• Riverwood Park | 7201 Crittenden Avenue

“The trees are recycled and that gives us some mulch that can be used in other city spaces around the city,” Spalding said. “It’s a really great program and I think really environmentally friendly, so you just don’t have to let those trees wilt away on their own.”

Live Christmas trees can be donated starting now and ending on January 31, 2023.