The City’s tree recycling program diverts waste from the landfill and adds mulch to our parks and street trees. Last year, over 16,000 Christmas trees were recycled through the City’s collection program which is an increase of over a thousand trees from the previous year. Residents are encouraged to help make Indianapolis a more sustainable city and take advantage of this easy, environmentally friendly way to dispose of their trees.
Residents are asked to remove all ornaments, lights, tree stands, plastic bags, nails and other decorations before drop-off. No artificial trees will be accepted. Trees will be accepted at the following locations during normal park hours (dawn to dusk), seven days a week. Follow signs within each park to the specific drop off locations.
Broad Ripple Park, 1610 Broad Ripple Ave., South lot
Ellenberger Park, 5301 E. St. Clair St., West of pool in main parking lot
Garfield Park, 2432 Conservatory Drive, MacAllister Center
Krannert Park, 605 S. High School Road, North parking lot
Riverside Park, 2420 N. Riverside Drive, Tennis court parking lot
Sahm Park, 6801 E. 91st St., Soccer Field parking lot
Northwestway Park, 5253 W. 62nd St., Near the recycling bins
To learn of other ways you can recycle and contribute to making Indianapolis one of the most sustainable cities in the Midwest, visit www.indy.gov/sustainindy.