County Offers Free Christmas Tree Recycling


Los Alamos County is offering free curbside recycling of Christmas trees. Place the tree curbside anytime today through Jan. 19, and it will be collected on the regular trash and recycling collection day for that neighborhood.

Please maintain four feet of distance between the roll-cart and the tree.

Once collected, trees will be recycled into mulch.

Anyone who misses these dates may bring their tree to the Eco Station for free disposal or call 505.662.8163 to schedule a special collection for $25.

Environmental Services would like to remind residents of the roll-cart collection guidelines:

  • Roll carts must be set out by 8 a.m.;
  • Please maintain 2 feet distance between each roll cart;
  • To avoid property damage, be sure that roll carts are four feet from parked cars, mailboxes, overhead lines, tree branches, signs, fire hydrants, fences and basketball goals;
  • Roll carts should be placed in the street against the curb; and
  • Please DO NOT place your roll cart on the sidewalk.