Live Christmas Tree recycling starts Tuesday, Residents invited bring trees in

Beginning Tuesday, December 29, residents may recycle their live trees at any of the Environmental Services Department’s Citizen Collection Stations (CCS).

“The live Christmas trees are recycled into mulch, which is available to all El Paso residents, free of charge. All ornaments, lights and other decorations must be removed from the trees before being dropped off at a CCS,” officials share.

The Citizen Collection Stations are open 8 A.M. to 4 P.M., Tuesday through Saturday. They will be closed January 1-3 in observance of the New Year’s holiday. The sites are located at:

  • 121 Atlantic (West)
  • 4501 Hondo Pass (Northeast)
  • 2492 Harrison (Central)
  • 1034 Pendale (Mission Valley)
  • 3510 Confederate (East)

Citizen Collection Stations also accept household trash, bulky items, tires (without rims), used electronics, and household hazardous waste.

Residents dropping off any of the items mentioned above will need to take a recent water bill with a matching I.D. or show their CCS pass on our mobile app “ESD Works For You.”

An identification and recent water bill, or pass is required to recycle live Christmas trees.

For more information, go online and download their free “ESD Works For You” app, or call (915) 212-6000.