Don’t just throw your Christmas tree away – recycle it with the Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department and turn it into free mulch.
OKC Parks is hosting a Christmas tree recycling event from Dec. 30 to Jan. 17, where you can drop off your tree and/or get free mulch at three local parks:
- Will Rogers Park, 3600 Pat Murphy Drive
- Wheeler Park, 1120 S Western Ave.
- Woodson Park, 3028 SW 36th Street
Drop off trees and pick up mulch from dawn to dusk. There will be a designated areas to drop off trees, and a pile of mulch in a corral. Bring your own shovels and bags for mulch. There will already be mulch piles at all three parks when the event begins. Crews with wood-chippers will rotate parks to recycle the dropped-off trees and add to the pile throughout the event.
Christmas trees must be free of lights, ornaments, nails and stands.
Recycling your tree keeps it out of our landfills and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. It will help the City reach its goals of increasing our recycling rate, protecting our ecosystem and improving the air, water and soil.
Using natural/organic mulch in urban environments like gardens promotes plant growth and water conservation by adding nutrients to the soil and helping to maintain moisture.