2014 Holiday Tree Recycling in Philadelphia

Local civic and nonprofit organizations are working together to recycle trees this holiday season. For the sixth year in a row, the City of Philadelphia will not be collecting holiday trees for recycling. As a result, any trees left at the curb will go into landfills or incinerators, causing air and water pollution and contributing to global warming.

Instead, volunteer groups are working to have trees chipped and reused to beautify local dog runs, community gardens and parks. To help, recycle your tree in a neighborhood near you on Saturday, January 4th and Sunday, January 5th. A $5 donation is suggested to help defray the costs. All decorations must be removed.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Fishtown/Kensington/port Richmond
Location: Palmer Dog Depot at E. Palmer St. on north side of Blair St.
Time: 9:30a - 12:30p

South Philly
Location: 13th and Reed Sts.
Time: 10a - 4p

Northern liberties
Location: Liberty Lands Park - 3rd and Poplar Streets
Time: 10a - 4p

West Philly
Location: Clark Park - 43rd St. and Chester Ave.
Time: 10a - 4p

Rittenhouse/Fitler Square
Location: Markward Rec Center - Taney & Pine (just west of 26th St.)
Time: 10a - 4p

Queen Village
Location: Weccacoe Playground, 400 block of Catherine Street
Time: 9a - 12p

South Street/Bella Vista
Location: Whole Foods Market, 929 South Street
Time: 9a - 4p

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Logan Square/Center City
Location: Boy Scouts parking lot (22nd & Winter Streets)
Time: 9:30a - 12:30p

Fairmount/Art Museum
Location: 22nd & Brown Streets
Time: 1p – 4p

East Falls
Location: Community garden at the corner of Ridge Ave. and Scotts Lane: between 4000-4100 Ridge Ave.
Time: 12p - 4p

Mt. Airy
Location: Gabbie’s Garden at Chew Ave. near Mt. Airy Ave.
Time: 1p – 4p

Can’t make it to one of the above tree drop offs? You can also drop your tree off for recycling between Monday, January 6, 2014 and Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm (Monday thru Saturday) at the Streets Department Sanitation Convenience Centers:

  • Southwest: 3033 South 63rd Street
  • Northwest: Domino Lane & Umbria Street
  • Northeast: State Road & Ashburner Street.