How to Dispose Your Christmas Tree

Depending on the town you live in, there are specific rules for tossing out old Christmas trees. Continue below to learn where you can locate your town’s set of instructions for Christmas tree disposal.

For your convenience, we have taken the liberty to list the information for some prevalent neighborhoods in Indianapolis, below.

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Christmas Tree Disposal and Recycling

Some municipalities requires citizens to recycle their Christmas trees at a local collection center designated by the town, while others permit tossing them to the curb for garbage collection. It is important to know what you are supposed to do with your Christmas tree before placing in the trashcan and waiting for the waste department to pick it up. Otherwise, your tree may sit out on the curb for a long time.

Here are the Christmas tree disposal instructions for some Indy neighborhoods:


In Carmel, free Christmas tree pickup is available curbside on your regular trash days at no additional cost beginning Wednesday, January 1st! All you have to do is remove all of the decorations, cut the tree in half, and place it next to your trash bin! Just be sure not to bag your tree.


Here in Fishers, curbside Christmas tree collection is not permitted. Instead, we have a Christmas Tree Recycling program for live trees, which runs through February 1, 2019. Visit the City of Fishers website to see where such drop-off centers are located.


The Indianapolis Department of Public Works and Indy Parks has set up several Christmas tree drop-off sites throughout the city. They are open from dusk until dawn, December 26th to January 31st. Visit Christmas Tree Disposal webpage to find a designated drop-off location near you. If you wish to make it even easier, you can also toss your tree curbside and trash crews will pick it up as part of regular trash collection at no additional charge to residents.


In Noblesville, simply place your tree with your trash, and Republic Services will pick it up for you! Now isn’t that convenient? Visit the City of Noblesville website to learn specific details for Christmas tree disposal in Hamilton County, Indiana.

Additional Towns

Curbside Collection:

↠ Columbus

↠ Goshen

↠ Greenfield

↠ Greenwood

↠ South Bend

↠ Westfield

Drop-Off Only:

↠ Allen County

↠ Johnson County

↠ South Bend

↠ ​Brownsburg

↠ Plainfield

↠ Shelby County

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