Christmas trees

Live Christmas trees, garland and wreaths can be recycled into Texas Pure Products mulch and compost. Holiday lights also can be recycled through our electronics recycling program .

Before you take trees and greenery to the drop-off locations, remove all ornaments, lights, decorations, tinsel and the tree stand (no plastics or metals). Flocked trees cannot be recycled. Visit one of these Plano locations to drop off your items between Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019 and Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020:

Jack Carter Park, 2601 Pleasant Valley, 75023 (south parking lot off Pleasant Valley)

Old Shepard Place Park, 1301 Winding Hollow Lane, 75093 (northeast corner of the Shepton High School parking lot/baseball field off Plano Parkway)

Russell Creek Park, 3500 McDermott Road, 75025 (northeastern parking lot directly off McDermott)

Schell Park, 2100 Laurel Lane, 75074 (southeastern parking lot directly off Laurel)

After Jan. 2, follow the instruction above for preparing your tree for recycling and just place it out with your weekly yard trimmings.

Note, yard trimmings are not collected the week between Christmas and New Year's.

Recycling Your Cardboard Boxes

Remove all interior packaging (plastic and foam), break down and place in your weekly yard trimmings pile or in your recycling cart.

Packaging and Styrofoam

Place packaging and Styrofoam in your trash and not in your recycling cart. Styrofoam can also be taken to the Environmental Collection Center in Frisco.

Recycling Decorations and Ornaments

Decorations and ornaments in good condition can be donated or put in your curbside Simple Recycling bags on your designated recycling day.

Recycling Christmas Lights and Electronics

Drop off your unwanted Christmas lights and electronics during electronics recycling on the first three Saturdays of the month. Visit the electronics recycling page for details.

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