Christmas Tree Pick-up

2017-2018 Christmas Tree Pick-up

Option 1: Schedule a pickup by submitting the web form on the City’s website or through 311. Residents must have trash services provided through the City to participate in the program.

Note: This will not affect residents’ monthly extra pickup.

This program is ongoing from Tuesday, December 26, 2017 through Thursday, February 1, 2018. All trees will be collected on residents’ next trash pickup day. During this period, pickups for Christmas trees will be free. After February 1, 2018, the pickup will count as residents’ monthly yard waste extra pick-up.  

Residents are asked to follow these guidelines for safe and efficient tree pickup:

  • All trees should be placed at curbside by 6:00 a.m. Do not place trees in the street or in alleys. Please make sure tree is not near any cars, mailboxes, containers or under any low hanging power lines or tree limbs.
  • Please remove all lights, ornaments, and metal, including tree stands or nails, and any plastic coverings before discarding Christmas trees. They will not be picked up if still ornamented. Items left on trees can injure employees or seriously damage the tree shredding equipment, leaving it inoperable.
  • Artificial trees and trees containing any metal, glass, or wire will not be collected and will be the owner’s responsibility to dispose.

Option 2: Drop trees off at Organic Resources, 4340 Trade Dr., South Bend, IN 46628

Note: The fee will be waived for disposal of Christmas trees only. Trees must be dropped off during business hours: 8:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. (Closed 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

Residents must only live within city limits to use free drop-off. Pinhook Park is no longer a drop-off location.

For further information on Christmas tree disposal, please call the City of South Bend's 311 service.

Christmas Tree Pick-up Form:

Your tree will be collected on your next trash pick-up date. All forms must be submitted by 2pm the business day before scheduled pick-up date. Any forms submitted after 2pm will be scheduled for the following week.