Christmas Tree Recycling in Kansas City (Get Rid of It!)

If you’re looking for where to get rid of Christmas trees in Kansas City, there’s multiple Christmas Tree recycling spots you can drop them and also help out the community!

No matter what county or city you live in, you can recycle your Christmas trees here…

Don’t just leave your old trees on the street, there’s places to dispose of them around town. You can find info on cities & trash pickups, but also some unique options.

While some cities charge money to dispose of old holiday trees, there is a better way.

Free Christmas Tree Disposal: Sunset Trails

If you’re looking for places to recycle your Christmas tree for FREE, we’ve got an answer….

Sunset Trails Stables in Lee’s Summit, MO is the perfect place to get rid of your tree.

Recycle Old Christmas Trees for Animals

There are tons of farm animals at Sunset Trails Stables that would love your tree as a snack! No matter the size of the tree, their farm caretakers welcome it…

Christmas Trees are some of the few evergreens that aren’t highly toxic to the animals, so they make for an awesome winter treat.

They also not only enjoy eating the leaves, but also use the remaining trunk and branches as mini scratching posts once they’ve eaten them down.

Our cattle and pigs especially enjoy fluffing the trees and honestly play with them more than eat on them. The goats on the other hand will eat everything including the outer bark!

Why not donate your old tree to animals who would love it?

Other Places to Recycle Christmas Trees in KC

We’ve organized the information by city as many trash departments coordinate the disposals/recycling.

Be sure to remove all ornaments, tinsel, lights and other décor from the tree prior to recycling.

Overland Park Christmas Tree Recycling

December 26th to January 8th: 8 am to 6 pm

If you’re an OP resident, you can recycle your Christmas Tree for free at one of four local drop spots. You can call OP’s Community Services for more info.

Disposal locations include:

** You can ONLY dispose of trees at the Overland Park locations. Must show ID.

Olathe Christmas Tree Recycling

December 26th to December 31st: 8 am to 4 pm

Olathe residents can simply leave their old Christmas trees on their curb on trash day.

You can also drop them at Olathe’s Composting facility from 8 am to 4 pm, December 26th to December 31st. NO drop off on Sundays.

** ONLY Olathe residents can participate in curb drop off AND Composting facility. Must show ID.

Johnson County Christmas Tree Recycling

December 26th to January 1st ; 7:30 am to 8 pm

If you’re looking for a FREE place to recycle your Christmas Tree, Johnson County Parks & Rec offers options for ALL Kansas Citians!

They will only accept Christmas trees during the recycling event, so don’t bring any other yard clippings or waste with you. Also make sure to remove all ornaments, plastic and décor.

Locations include:

For more information call (913) 888-4713.

** Available to ANYONE, regardless of residency.

Johnson County LIGHTS Recycling

Year-round; No Sunday drop offs

If you’re a Johnson County resident, you can drop off unwanted, old, or broken holiday lights with the City of Olathe e-Waste Recycling Program. They can be made into something else!

Simply call customer service at 913-971-9311 to schedule your drop off appointment. In addition to holiday lights, you can drop off any other electronic waste FREE of charge!

** Must be JOCO resident. Must show ID.

Kansas City, MO Tree Service

Year-round; Monday to Friday; 8 am to 5 pm

Residents of KCMO can drop off their Christmas Trees for a fee PER TREE at one of the cities leaf & brush drop sites. Find the three locations below:

You can also leave your tree out on the curb for trash collection the week after Christmas.

** Only for KCMO residents. Must show ID. Drop off site closes from January 14th to March 11th, so drop off before they close!

You can find more info on Missouri Christmas tree recycling & Kansas Christmas tree recycling respectively!

If you know of other Christmas tree disposals or recycling services, drop them in the comments!

We want everyone to have somewhere nearby they can drop off their old tree, hassle-free.

From our family to yours, iFamilyKC