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Dispose of your Christmas Tree Safely & Efficiently

The winter holiday season is often packed full of holiday cheer and festive decoration. However, when the season comes to an end, there is also the dread of taking the holiday decorations down and figuring out how to properly dispose of your Christmas Tree. 

As you begin post-holiday cleanup, there are a few things to remember about Christmas tree disposal in Sioux Falls, SD, Rochester, MN, and Des Moines, IA

Use Weller Brothers helpful list of disposal options and our Christmas tree disposal service, as well as advice from the National Christmas Tree Association!

How to Prepare Your Christmas Tree for Disposal

The best part about decorating a real Christmas tree is that you can re-use your ornaments and accessories for many years to come! Be sure to remove all lights, ornaments, stands and man made items from your tree prior to disposal — these items will not be accepted during disposal.

Where to Dispose of Your Christmas Tree in Sioux Falls, SD

The Sioux Falls Regional Sanitary Landfill will offer two sites for Sioux Falls, SD area residents to properly dispose of their Christmas trees after the holiday season. Both sites will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m – Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays until January 12th. The landfill will be closed on New Year’s Day.

The two drop-off locations include: 

  • 1015 E. Chambers Street:  The site’s west of Cliff Avenue, by the Household Hazardous Waste Facility. Access is available from North Drive to East Ash Street to Chambers Street, and from North Cliff Avenue to Chambers Street. The driveway just west of the hazardous waste facility will be the only access point.
  • 100 North Lyon Boulevard: This is west of W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds. Access is available from West 12th Street to North Lyon Boulevard, and from West Madison Street to North Lyon Boulevard. The driveway just north of the railroad crossing will be the only access point.
Decorated Christmas tree in a living room

Where to Dispose of Your Christmas Tree in Rochester, MN

Christmas trees can be properly disposed of through March at Olmsted County Compost Site located at 305 Energy Parkway NE, Rochester, MN 55906 any day of the week during daylight hours.

Where to Dispose of Your Christmas Tree in Des Moines, IA

Up until Jan. 6, Des Moines Metro Waste Authority will collect Christmas trees along with regular yard waste such as leaves and yard clippings on the curb on residents’ normal collection day.

Participating communities include Altoona, Bondurant, Carlisle, Clive, Grimes, Johnston, Mitchellville, Norwalk, Pleasant Hill, Polk City, Runnells, Urbandale, West Des Moines and Windsor Heights.

Live trees need a $1.25 green Compost It! sticker to be collected. Compost It! stickers can be found at many grocery stores in the Des Moines metro area. Trees and yard waste must be placed on the curb by 7 a.m.

Christmas Tree near Wood Fire Place with Stockings Being Hung

Contact Us for Your Christmas Tree Disposal in Sioux Falls, SD and Rochester, MN

If you’re in the Sioux Falls, SD or Rochester, MN, area and the holiday season has already left you tired and dreading the trip to dispose of your Christmas tree, leave the heavy lifting to Weller Brothers.

Our experienced maintenance team will ensure your Christmas tree is disposed of properly. Contact us here to request Christmas tree disposal services.