Indy Parks has a solution for you to recycle your live trees

  • Dear All,If you had a live tree this year (or other live greenery), DPW (Indianapolis Department of Public Works) and Indy Parks has a solution for you to recycle your live trees after you take them down again this year. Until Sunday, January 31st, you may drop off trees at eight different locations in various parks throughout Marion County. The two locations closest to us are:

    Krannert Park (605 S. High School Road)
    Northwestway Park (5223 W. 62nd Street)
    The other drop-off locations around the City:

    Broad Ripple Park (1610 Broad Ripple Avenue)
    Ellenberger Park (5301 East St. Clarir Street)
    Garfield Park (2432 Conservatory Drive)
    Perry Park (451 East Stop 11 Road)
    Riverside Park (2420 East Riverside Drive)
    Sahm Park (6801 E. 91st Street)
    Before taking your trees, please take off all ornaments, tinsel, lights, tree stands, and any other decorative items. There is a specially designated area in the park where trees are to be left, and only go into the park when it is light – between dawn and dusk. Please put them inside the dumpster instead of on the ground.

    The trees will be recycled for landscaping resources such as mulch and soil blends to use in our parks all across the county in the spring. Last year 7,234 Christmas trees were chipped by Park Maintenance to be used. This program is not for commercial use and is just for our residents.


    Janice McHenry



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