2015 Holiday Tree Recycling in Philadelphia

Local civic and nonprofit organizations are working together to recycle trees this holiday season. For the seventh 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 10th and Sunday, January 11th. A $5 donation is suggested to help defray the costs. All decorations must be removed.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Fishtown/Kensington/port Richmond
Location: 2666 Coral St. (corner of Frankford and Lehigh Aves.)
Time: 9:30a - 12:30
Sponsors: NKCDC, EKNA, FNA, ORCA

South Philly
Location: Columbus Square Park, 13th and Reed Sts.
Time: 10a - 4p
Sponsors: PSCA, LoMo

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

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

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

Sunday, January 11, 2015

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

Chestnut Hill
Location: Norwood Fontbonne School on Sunset Ave.
Time: 9:30a - 12:30p
Sponsors: GRINCH

Fairmount/Art Museum
Location: Eastern State Penitentiary (22nd & Brown Streets)
Time: 1p – 4p
Sponsors: FESP

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

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

Can’t make it to one of the above tree drop offs? You can also drop your tree off for recycling between Monday, January 5, 2015 and Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm (Monday thru Saturday) at the Streets Department Sanitation Convenience Centers:

  • North Philly: 2601 West Glenwood Avenue - NEW!
  • Southwest: 3033 South 63rd Street
  • Northwest: Domino Lane & Umbria Street
  • Northeast: State Road & Ashburner Street.