Not to rush you out of the holiday spirit, but once you’re ready to take your Christmas tree down, please be sure to have it composted. You already chopped down a perfectly healthy, living tree for 3 weeks of enjoyment, the least you could do is give it a proper burial back to the earth it came from. Some of the compost will even be used in parks around the city.
The City of Pittsburgh offers a tree recycling program during the month of January. So don’t go putting your trees out on the curb for garbage collection, instead take it to one of the four drop-off locations listed below. Just make sure the stand and all of the ornaments are removed first, and do not deliver it in a bag.
- East End – N. Dallas Ave at Hamilton Ave. (map) 412-665-3609
- Hazelwood – Melanchton Ave. (map) 412-422-6524
- West End – 1330 Hassler St. next to Herschel Park (map) 412-937-3054
- Strip District (only in January) – 3001 Railroad Street (map) 412-255-2773
Christmas tree recycling dates/hours:
Monday – Saturday, between 8:00am – 2:00pm.
The Strip location only takes trees in January.
All other locations recycle trees year round.
How much does it cost?
But what if I just put my tree on the curb?
It will go to the landfill and not be recycled!