Getting Rid Of That Christmas Tree In Boca

Recycling Options Available. Everything You Need To Know

Boca Raton, FL – Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — As the Christmas holiday is over and new years is upon us, many people find themselves unsure on how to discard the Christmas tree that spread so much holiday cheer this last month. Recycling options are available.

City Of Boca Raton Christmas Tree Disposal

Option 1 – Recycle It

Recycle Christmas Tree In Boca Raton

Recycle Christmas Tree In Boca Raton, Image Credit: City Of Boca Raton Website

The City of Boca Raton is recommending that you give your tree a 2nd chance be recycling it. The city is offering free tree recycling from December 26th, 2021 through January 16th, 2022.

All you have to do is drop your ‘naked’ tree off at Countess de Hournle Park which is located at 1000 Spanish River BLVD. Proceed to the south end of the parking lot next to the maintenance area.

The drop off hours are:

  • Monday – Saturday
    • 8am – 8pm
  • Sunday
    • 8am – 5pm

*Park closes 6pm on New Years holidays (New Years Eve, New Years Day)

All trees will be mulched and used at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.

For more information about this program, please call the city at 561-393-7810.

Option 2 – Trash it

If you can’t make it to the very accommodating hours to recycle your tree, the city advises residents to leave the tree out on the swale for regular venation collection day pickup.

Unincorporated Boca Raton Christmas Tree Disposal

The Solid Waste Authority is telling people that they will pick up that old tree but there is a catch. Don’t lug your 12 foot trees out with the trash just yet. The SWA has said that normal collection crews will only take trees 8 feet tall or shorter weighing less than 50 pounds.

If you have a bigger tree, you must cut it in half for garbage collectors to pick it up for you. Don’t forget to take off the ornaments first!