The live tree recycling program offered by the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (Indy DPW) and Indy Parks is coming to an end on Sunday, January 31, 2021.
Now through this weekend, residents can continue to drop off live trees at eight different locations. Trees must be free of ornaments, tinsel, tree stands, and all other decorative materials. Trees should be dropped off only at the specially designated area within the park and only between dawn and dusk.
Drop-off locations are as follows:
- Broad Ripple Park (1610 Broad Ripple Avenue)
- Ellenberger Park (5301 East St. Clair Street)
- Garfield Park (2432 Conservatory Drive)
- Krannert Park (605 South High School Road)
- Northwestway Park (5253 West 62nd Street)
- Perry Park (451 East Stop 11 Road)
- Riverside Park (2420 East Riverside Drive)
- Sahm Park (6801 East 91st Street)
The Indianapolis live tree recycling service recycles trees for sustainable landscaping resources, such as mulch and soil blends.
The live tree recycling program is not for commercial use and is solely for Marion County residents.
After the live tree recycling service ends on Sunday, residents still looking to dispose of trees are encouraged to contact a private landscaper or tree service personally for mulching. Trees should not be placed in standard trash carts unless they have been cut to an appropriate size and secured in bags as yard waste.