LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Beginning December 26, residents with city curbside yard waste pickup may set their Christmas trees and greenery out on their regular collection day. Trees must not be in plastic bags, and all decorations must be removed.

Drop-off sites will also be available for all Louisville/Jefferson County residents at three locations. Two of the three drop-off sites will also instantly recycle trees into mulch that will be offered back to citizens for home use.

Those wishing to receive mulch must bring an appropriate container in which to carry it. Trees picked up from curbside will also be recycled but not offered as mulch. All lights and ornaments should be removed from trees before they are set out or dropped off.

Residents normally serviced by private waste haulers should check with those companies to see whether and when tree pickup is available.

Christmas tree vendors may recycle their unsold trees on December 26 only, but only at the Hubbard's Lane site.


East District Recycling Center, 595 N. Hubbards Lane (Bring containers to take home fresh mulch.)

Southwest Government Center, 7219 Dixie Highway (Bring containers to take home fresh mulch.)

Waste Reduction Center - 636 Meriwether Avenue (Tree drop-off only. Mulch is not available at this location.


Hubbards Lane and Dixie Hwy sites

December 26 – 29, January 2

Waste Reduction Center

Through January 31


9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.