Miami-Dade residents have three options for disposing their Christmas trees.
• Those who want to recycle can take trees to one of the county’s 13 Trash and Recycling Centers or two Home Chemical Collection Centers.
The trees will be converted into mulch and available free to residents on a first-come basis beginning in mid-January.
Those who choose not to recycle their Christmas tree have the following two options:
• Cut the tree into smaller pieces and place it inside their green waste cart for collection on any of their regularly scheduled waste collection days. The tree must fit entirely inside the waste cart.
Trees placed next to the waste cart will not be collected by the automated waste collection truck.
• For those residents who cannot drop off their Christmas trees for recycling or cut it in pieces and place it in their waste cart, trees may be placed at the curbside no later than Monday, Jan. 7. They will be picked up by special collection crews.
The county is asking residents to be patient as these crews will be covering a large area. Christmas trees placed at the curbside after that date will not be picked up and must either be dropped off or placed in the green waste cart.
To be recycled, decoration-free Christmas trees must be brought to the following locations:
Trash and Recycling Centers (open seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
North Dade Landfill — 21500 NW 47th Ave.
Norwood — 19901 NW Seventh Ave.
Palm Springs North — 7870 NW 178th St.
Golden Glades — 140 NW 160th St.
West Little River — 1830 NW 79th St.
Snapper Creek — 2200 SW 117th Ave.
Sunset Kendall — 8000 SW 107th Ave.
Chapman Field — 13600 SW 60th Ave.
Richmond Heights — 14050 Boggs Dr.
West Perrine — 16651 SW 107th Ave.
Eureka Drive — 9401 SW 184th St.
South Miami Heights — 20800 SW 117th Ct.
Moody Drive — 12970 SW 268th St.
Home Chemical Collection Centers (open seven days a week for tree drop off only, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
West Miami-Dade — 8831 NW 58th St.
South Miami-Dade — 23707 SW 97th Ave., Gate-B
Christmas tree mulch will be available at the following six locations beginning in mid-January.
Residents must bring their own bags or containers to fill with mulch, which will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.
Here are the locations:
West Perrine - 16651 SW 107th Ave.
Eureka Drive - 9401 SW 184th St.
Moody Drive - 12970 SW 268th St.
Sunset Kendall - 8000 SW 107th Ave.
West Little River - 1830 NW 79th St.
North Dade Landfill - 21500 NW 47th Ave.
For more information, click www.miamidade.gov/publicworks or call 311.