Christmas Tree Recycling

Recycle More NRHThe City of North Richland Hills and Republic Services are offering a Christmas tree recycling program for residents starting December 26, 2016. To make recycling simple, two convenient options will be available:

  • Bare Christmas trees can be dropped off December 26, 2016 through January 8, 2017 at Green Valley Park at 7701 Smithfield Road, or at the parking lot of the Dan Echols Center at 6801 Glenview Drive.  Please place trees in the dumpsters.
  • Residents can place bare Christmas trees curbside for recycling by 7 a.m. on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 or Wednesday, January 4, 2017. (Trees placed curbside on your normal garbage collection days will be put in the landfill and not recycled.)  If the tree is taller than 5 feet, please cut it in half.
In order for trees to be recycled they should be free of tinsel, ornaments, bags, plastic and stands. Mulch from the recycled trees will be available for residents to pick up at the two drop-off locations January 9 through 22, while supplies last. Please bring your own container and shovel to load the mulch.

The City of North Richland Hills is committed to protecting our natural resources, promoting environmentally-friendly lifestyles and business practices, and encouraging everyone who lives in, works in and visits North Richland Hills to "think green." To learn more, visit the Neighborhood Services Environmental Resources Division online or call 817-427-6650.

Other Holiday Recycling Tips

Americans throw away more trash during the holiday season than any other time of year. The good news is much of it can be recycled.


  • All types of cardboard boxes should be flattened and placed in your recycle cart. Cut larger boxes into smaller pieces so they fit loosely inside the cart. Carts that are over stuffed may not empty fully. Boxes left next to recycle carts will be collected with trash and wont be recycled.
  • Most wrapping paper is recyclable and can be placed in your curbside recycling cart as long as it doesn’t have ribbons, bows or other decorations attached.
  • Wrapping paper that includes foil or glitter cannot be recycled. 
  • Tissue paper cannot be recycled. 
  • Greeting cards and envelopes are also recyclable, as long as they are not musical and do not contain foil or glitter or have other decorations attached.
  • Christmas lights and decorations that are broken should be placed in the regular garbage.
  • Artificial Christmas trees and wreaths are not recyclable.