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Free Christmas tree disposal, recycling in and around the Wichita area

Sedgwick County residents can recycle real Christmas trees for FREE! When you’re ready to get rid of your Christmas tree, you can take it to one of more than 20 locations to have it turned into mulch. The program is run by Sedgwick County Environmental Resources.

While you’re there, you may also pick up free mulch — if it’s available — to use in your flowerbeds or compost piles. Mulching is done at various intervals and offered on a first-come basis. Recycling your Christmas tree and turning it into mulch is like giving it a second chance. Instead of ending up in a landfill, it gets transformed into something useful. Plus, mulch is like a cozy blanket for your garden—keeping the soil moist, preventing weeds, and giving your plants a comfy home. 

Christmas Tree Disposal Wichita

Where and How to Recycle or Dispose of Christmas Trees in Wichita

After you’ve enjoyed your tree, bring it to one of the following disposal/recycling locations below between December 22 and January 22 – for free!

Before you bring your Christmas tree in for recycling, be sure to remove all ornaments and other man-made adornments! 🙂

While you’re at the location, help yourself to some free mulch too.

Christmas Tree Disposal


Wichita – Christmas Tree Drop-Off Locations

  • Boston Park
    6655 E. Zimmerly
  • Buffalo Park
    10209 Hardtner
  • College Hill United Methodist Church
    1st and Erie
  • Earhart Environmental Magnet School
    4401 N. Arkansas
  • Edgemoor Park
    5815 E. 9th St.
  • Extension Education Center
    7001 W. 21st St. N.
  • Great Plains Nature Center
    6232 E. 29th St. N.
  • Old Cowtown Museum
    1865 Museum Blvd.
  • Osage Park
    2121 W. 31st St. S.
  • South Linwood Park
    Hydraulic and Mt. Vernon

SEDGWICK COUNTY – Christmas Tree Drop-Off Locations

  • Cheney
    E. South Ave. and Garfield
  • Clearwater
    Chisholm Trail Sports Complex
  • Colwich
    115 N. 3rd Street
  • Derby
    2801 E. James
  • Garden Plain
    at the Water Tower
  • Goddard
    Means Park
  • Kechi
    107 Sioux St.
  • Maize
    201 S. Park
  • Mount Hope
    400 S. Thomas
  • Mulvane
    117 E. Main St.
  • Park City
    6801 N. Hydraulic
  • Valley Center
    Veterans Park

The FREE mulch is available to any member of the public to pick up — if any is available.

Other small towns in Kansas, such as Haysville, may operate their own drop-off sites.

  • For Haysville residents, holiday tree recycling drop off is north of Haysville Public Works office, 401. S. Jane, usually December 26 for about two weeks, depending on demand
  • For Derby residents, free drop off is at High Park Chip Site, 2801 E. James, to January 23, in the northwest corner of the park north of the ball fields
  • For Andover residents, free drop off at Waste Water facility, 2115 E. Harry,  daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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