How To Recycle Your Christmas Tree

The City of Coral Gables is offering free Christmas tree recycling to Coral Gables residents. Recycling your tree helps to preserve landfill space and provides the opportunity to repurpose this valuable resource as mulch and ground cover in natural park and planting areas throughout the community. So that we can provide the most efficient service possible, please observe the following collection schedule and placement requirements. 

 Residents living in the area from Collection Dates
 Coral Way to north city limitsMonday – December 28, 2020
Monday – January 4, 2021
Monday – January 11, 2021
 Coral Way to Bird RoadTuesday – December 29, 2020
Tuesday – January 5, 2021
Tuesday – January 12, 2021
 Bird Road to Hardee RoadWednesday – December 30, 2020
Wednesday – January 6, 2021
Wednesday – January 13, 2021
 Hardee Road to Kendall DriveThursday – December 31, 2020
Thursday – January 7, 2021
Thursday – January 14, 2021
 Kendall Drive to south city limitsFriday – January 1, 2021
Friday – January 8, 2021
Friday – January 15, 2021


Placement/Collection Requirements 

PLEASE:

  • Place tree out after 5:00 P.M. the day before your scheduled tree collection day specified above. 
  • Keep tree separate from your trash/yard waste pile. If the tree is placed in the trash pile with other debris, it won’t be recycled.
  • Remove tree stand, lights, ornaments, tinsel and other decorations before placing out for collection. 
  • Do not bag your tree or place flocked trees out for collection.

For Multi-Family Residences

  • Coral Gables is offering free Christmas tree recycling to Coral Gables residents.  Recycling your tree helps to preserve landfill space, and provides the opportunity to repurpose this valuable resource as mulch and ground cover in natural -park and planting areas throughout the community.
  • Multi-Family residents wishing to recycle their tree beginning December 28th through Friday January 15th may bring it to a drop-off area located at the War Memorial Youth Center’s (405 University Drive) west parking lot (south end), parallel to Segovia Street. 

For more information or questions, please call 305-460-5346 or visit www.coralgables.com/waste

Additional Holiday Recycling Tips 

Coral Gables reminds all of our residents and businesses which common holiday items can & cannot be recycled.

Recyclables

  • Calendars
  • Cardboard and paper boxes
  • Gift bags
  • Paper cards and envelopes
  • Catalogs and magazines
  • Tissue paper and gift wrap
  • Newspaper
  • Empty Glass Containers

Non-Recyclables

  • Styrofoam peanuts and packaging material
  • Ribbon and tinsel
  • Lights and wires
  • Plastic bags/Plastic films
  • Styrofoam and plastic cups
  • Ornaments

Residents are encouraged to break down and flatten all cardboard boxes and place into or next to the recycling bins. Please do not place boxes out in the swale. Additional bins are available for free upon request.

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3 thoughts on “How To Recycle Your Christmas Tree

  1. The tree was scheduled for pickup on Monday, January 11th. It was not picked up on North Greenway. The same thing happened last year. Is this a hoax?

  2. live between Bird and Hardee.
    Left the tree out front Tuesday night for Wednesday the 6th pick up.
    Tree still out front.

  3. My husband and I live in the apartment building Sofia at 2000 Salzedo street apt 212 and would like an extra recycling bin please.

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