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Christmas Tree Recycling in the Albuquerque Area

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There are several drop off places for Christmas tree recycling. Recycle them at the centers listed below.

Soilutions will take your tree during the hours they are open.

In order for Christmas trees to be recycled into mulch, they must be free of any ornaments, tinsel, stands or spikes.

There is no charge for recycling Christmas trees. Any other waste disposal brought at the same time, however, is subject to normal waste disposal charges.

1. Eagle Rock Convenience Center - City of Albuquerque

6301 Eagle Rock Avenue NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
(505) 857-8318
January 2- January 12, 2014
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Christmas trees will be chipped on site, and the mulch will be available to the public free of charge to use as mulch. Mulch is available on a first come, first-served basis. Tree limit is 5 per customer.

2. Ladera Golf Course - City of Albuquerque

3401 Ladera NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
(505) 836-4449
January 2- January 12, 2014
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Christmas trees will be chipped on site, and the mulch will be available to the public free of charge to use as mulch. Mulch is available on a first come, first-served basis. Tree limit is 5 per customer.

3. Montessa Park Convenience Center - City of Albuquerque

3512 Los Picaros Road SE
Albuquerque, NM 87105
(505) 873-6607
January 2- January 12, 2014
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Christmas trees will be chipped on site, and the mulch will be available to the public free of charge to use as mulch. Mulch is available on a first come, first-served basis. Limit is 5 trees per customer.

4. Just Sprinklers Offers Free Tree Pickup

9140 Montgomery Blvd NE
(505) 332-9911

4500 Bogan Avenue NE
(505) 797-3384
January 6- January 10, 2014

Just Sprinklers is offering a free tree pickup with online registration. They have some requirements:

  • You must live within Albuquerque
  • Just Sprinklers offers up to 250 pickups per day, first come, first served, via online registration.
  • Trees must be curbside by 8 a.m. for the day of scheduled pickup
  • Please include at least one canned good. Goods will be donated to local charities.

5. Soilutions

9008 Bates Road SE
Albuquerque, NM 87105
(505) 877-0220
Tuesday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday. Closed through January 2, 2014. Soilutions takes your Christmas tree anytime for recycling, minus the tinsel and decorations. Charge is $2 per tree. No end date for tree recycling.

6. Rio Rancho Sports Complex

3501 High Resort Blvd. SE
Rio Rancho, NM
(505) 896-8729

Rio Rancho Sports Complex, 3501 High Resort Blvd.
The Rio Rancho sports complex is an open area and accessible at all times. However, it is recommended drop off takes place during daylight hours.

Sandoval County Landfill, 2708 Iris Road
Trees can be dropped off between 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday
Commercial quantities of trees cannot be accepted.

Rio Rancho treecycling locations will be available for tree drop off from January 2 to January 17, 2014. The cut trees must have all decorations, tinsel, tree spikes and stands removed. Rio Rancho will mulch the trees, and then the mulch will be available for free to Rio Rancho and Sandoval county residents on a first- come, first-served basis. Residents are responsible for unloading their trees, and for loading mulch.

7. Los Lunas

197 Don Pasqual
Los Lunas, NM

The village of Los Lunas has a drop-off area for Christmas trees at its recycling center, which is located behind the Fred Luna Senior Center. The service will be provided for trees without ornaments, tinsel, decorations, etc.

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