City offers to recycle your Christmas tree for free

City of Visalia offers free Christmas tree recycling at nine locations throughout the city

VISALIA – Christmas can be a special holiday to enjoy the glow and cheer of a decorated tree. But after it’s time to take down the tree, don’t dump it! Recycle it for free.

Starting on Dec. 26 and running through Jan. 5, Visalia residents can drop off their holiday tree for free at nine locations throughout the city.

“By bringing your Christmas tree to one of the drop off locations not only are you helping keep it out of the trash, the trees we receive will be turned into compost,” said Nathan Garza, conservation technician with the city. “Before trees are dropped all ornaments, lights, tinsel and any stands should be removed.”

Drop off locations are:

  • Visalia Nazarene Church on 3333 W. Caldwell Ave. (next to Christmas tree farm)
  • Food 4 Less on 2025 N. Dinuba Blvd. (behind Panda Express)
  • Neighborhood Church on 5505 W. Riggin Ave. at Akers St.
  • Parkside Chapel on 3200 E. Walnut Ave. (E. of Lovers Lane)
  • Save Mart Supermarket on Akers and Goshen Ave. (drop of at southeast corner behind shopping center—N. Atwood Ct. and W. Sanders Ave.)
  • Sequoia Mall on the northeast corner of Mall parking lot, behind Hobby Lobby
  • Sierra Baptist Church on 1437 E. Walnut Ave.
  • St. Johns and Lovers Lane parking lot at E. St. Johns Parkway and N. Lovers Lane

The sites are for Christmas trees only. Illegal dumping is prohibited and violators will be prosecuted. For more information, contact City of Visalia Public Works Department at 559-713-4428 or visit

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