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This page reflects the 2016 - 2017 Tree Recycling information.
If you know of any other recycling options, please send us an email.
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Christmas trees must be prepared according to the yardwaste collection regulations to be collected as a part of your Omaha solid waste collection service. Please remove bags, ornaments, and lights, nails, wires, tree stand, plastic bags (please take bags home and dispose with garbage).
Wreathes and evergreen roping will not be accepted but Flocked trees are ok.
Share the Christmas spirit and ask a neighbor if you can help them get their tree to a recycling site.
All sites close on Monday, January 9, 2017. Do not deliver trees after this date.
Doing so is illegal dumping and punishable by a fine of up to $500, loss of drivers license for 6 months and all clean up costs. Omaha Municipal Code, Chapter 34, ARTICLE I, Section 4.
Please throw your tree up on the pile. This will leave room for others to access the site.
The sites are open daily during daylight hours starting December 24. Volunteers from the Rotary Clubs of Omaha, and the Douglas-Sarpy Master Gardeners will staff the busy sites and help you unload your tree on January 7 and 8, 2017, from 10AM until 4PM each day. Sites will close on Monday, January 9, 2017.
Christmas tree collection sites will be opened during daylight hours starting on December 27th through January 9th, 2017.View the Sarpy County Christmas Tree Recycling Program Information.
Curbside collection for real Christmas trees will occur the first full week of January; January 2-7, 2017 for residents on City waste collection services. Trees will be picked up the same day as regular garbage and recycling collection and need to be on the curb by 7 a.m.
Council Bluffs Residents may also bring their Christmas trees to the Council Bluffs Recycling Center
at no charge through the month of January. The Recycling Center is at 4441 Gifford Rd, Council Bluffs, IA 51501. Non-residents and commercial haulers will be charged a $5 minimum fee or $20 per ton at the Recycling Center.
Please note: Remove all lights, nails, ornaments, tinsel, wire, steel or wooden stands and all plastic tree bags.
Fremont Parks and Recreation Department, in cooperation with Keep Fremont Beautiful (KFB), is offering a FREE Christmas Tree Recycling Collection Site where collected trees will be used as mulch in the Fremont Park System. The drop-off location is the Lenihan Building Parking Lot between 9th and 10th streets on the east side of Broad Street.
This recycling site will be open from December 26, 2016 through January 9, 2017.
Please note: this is a collection for Christmas trees only – no garlands or wreaths.Click here for the City of Fremont Facebook page post.
Also remove all wire, stands, ornaments and plastic bags from trees.
If you live in one of these ZIP Codes, then Scouting 4 Trees (a Joint Community Service Project from
Boy Scout Troops 282, 429, 558 & 570 of the Greater Omaha area and Troop 8 of Lincoln)
can help recycle your tree. Your free will donation support is always appreciated.
ZIP Codes served are:
Bennington: 68007 Elkhorn: 68022 Gretna: 68028 Valley: 68064 Waterloo: 68069
Omaha: 68104, 68106, 68114, 68116 - 68118, 68122, 68124, 68127, 68128, 68130, 68132, 68134 - 68138, 68142, 68144, 68152, 68154, 68157 and 68164.
Lincoln: 68502 - 68508, 68510, 68512, 68516, 68521, 68522 and 68526.