(Mesa, Arizona) – Mesa residents can help the City of Mesa give the environment a present this holiday season by recycling their Christmas trees. Residents are encouraged to bring their tree to any of the free drop-off locations listed below. Residents are asked to remove all nails, stands, tinsel, lights and ornaments from trees prior to drop off. Flocked trees will not be accepted because the flocking does not break down in the environment and wreaths will not be accepted because of the metal wiring which can damage the chipping equipment.
Christmas tree recycling drop-off sites will be open Dec. 26th through Jan. 15th. To find the nearest location, visit mesarecycles.org or call (480) 644-2221.
The following 24-hour drop-off sites will be open Dec. 26-Jan. 15:
- Fitch Park, 651 N. Center St. (enter off of 8th St.)
- East Mesa Service Center, 6935 E. Decatur St.
- Superstition Springs Police/Fire Substation, 2430 S. Ellsworth Road
- Mountain View Park, 845 N. Lindsay Rd. (enter off of Adobe St.)
- Dobson Ranch Park, 2363 S. Dobson Rd.
Residents wishing to take their trees directly to the Salt River Landfill at Gilbert Road and the Beeline Highway can do so between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, through the end of January. Mesa residents will need to have a current Arizona driver’s license. Curbside pickup also is available for $21.83. Residents should contact the City of Mesa Environmental Management & Sustainability Department at (480) 644-6789 for more information or to schedule a pickup time. Additional information may also be found by visiting www.mesarecycles.org.
The Christmas “Treecycling” program is provided for resident use only and is sponsored by the City of Mesa and the Salt River Landfill. Tree lot vendors are not eligible to use this program and should call (480) 644-6789 for alternative recycling options.
Source: City of Mesa