Christmas Tree Recycling

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Recycle your Christmas tree to mulch trails at Wake County Parks. Drop off your undecorated holiday trees at designated locations from Dec. 26, 2023 until Jan. 28, 2024. Note that all facilities will be closed for New Year's Day on Monday, Jan. 1.

Locations to Drop off Trees

Wake County Convenience Centers

Hours: 7 days a week, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Site 1, 10505 Old Stage Road, Garner

Site 2, 6120 Old Smithfield Road, Apex

Site 4, 3600 Yates Mill Pond Road, Raleigh

Site 11, 5051 Wendell Boulevard, Wendell

Wake County Parks

Hours: 7 days a week, 8 a.m. to sunset

Blue Jay Point, 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh

Green Hills, 9300 Deponie Drive, Raleigh

Harris Lake, 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill

Lake Crabtree, 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville


Want to Recycle More Holiday Waste?

Recycle These Items at Wake County Convenience Centers

Cardboard boxes

Clothing and shoes

Holiday cards

Light strings (place in scrap metal containers)

Paper boxes and tubes

Wrapping paper (no foil)

Recycle These Items at Wake County Multi-Material Facilities


Cooking oil

Disks and tapes (CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray, etc.)