Make Mulch: Recycle Your Christmas Tree!

Make Mulch, Not Waste: Beginning Saturday, December 26, 2015, residents who receive curbside waste collection service from Miami-Dade County can recycle their Christmas trees by taking them to one of the County’s Trash and Recycling Centers* (TRCs) or the West Miami-Dade Home Chemical Collection Center.

All trees brought in for recycling must be free of tree stands, lights, ornaments, tinsel, and other decorations. The trees will be converted into mulch, available to residents on a first-come, first-served basis beginning in early February 2016.

Trees can be brought in for recycling to one of the locations below.

Trash and Recycling Centers (open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.):

  • Eureka Drive – 9401 SW 184 St.
  • Golden Glades – 140 NW 160 St.
  • Moody Drive – 12970 SW 268 St.
  • North Dade – 21500 NW 47 Ave.
  • Norwood – 19901 NW 7 Ave.
  • Palm Springs North – 7870 NW 178 St.
  • Richmond Heights – 14050 Boggs Dr.
  • Snapper Creek – 2200 SW 117 Ave.
  • South Miami Heights – 20800 SW 117 Ct.
  • Sunset Kendall – 8000 SW 107 Ave.
  • West Little River – 1830 NW 79 St.
  • West Perrine – 16651 SW 107 Ave.

*Christmas trees will not be accepted at the Chapman Field Trash and Recycling Center.

Home Chemical Collection Center (open seven days a week for tree drop off only, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through January 8, 2016, normal hours and days thereafter):

  • West Miami-Dade – 8801 NW 58 St.

Christmas Tree Mulch Availability

Christmas tree mulch will be available at the following six locations beginning in early February 2016, for residents to pick up using their own shovels and bags or containers, on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

  • Eureka Drive – 9401 SW 184 St.
  • Moody Drive – 12970 SW 268 St.
  • North Dade – 21500 NW 47 Ave.
  • Sunset Kendall – 8000 SW 107 Ave.
  • West Little River – 1830 NW 79 St.
  • West Perrine – 16651 SW 107 Ave.

For a listing of Christmas tree drop-off locations and hours, mulch availability locations, and additional Christmas tree disposal options, call 3-1-1 or visit http://www.miamidade.gov/solidwaste.

The last day to place trees at the curbside for pick-up is Friday, January 8, 2016. Please call 3-1-1 or visit website for details.