Christmas Tree Pick-up

2016-2017 Christmas Tree Pick-up

This year's Christmas tree can be a gift to the environment, and now it is even more convenient to drop off your tree or have the City of South Bend pick it up.

All trees are recycled at Organic Resources into high quality mulch, which is provided at no cost to South Bend residents within City limits. The Solid Waste Department offers a pick-up service for the disposal of natural Christmas trees for residents that pay for City Trash Services.

Option 1: Scheduled through 311 or by submitting the form below. Must have trash services provided through the City to participate in the program.

Note: This will not affect your monthly extra pick-up.

This will begin on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, through Monday, January 30, 2017. All trees will be collected on your next trash pick-up day.  

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

  • All trees should be placed at curbside by 6:00 AM. Do not place trees in the street or in alleys.
  • Please remove all lights, ornaments, and metal, including tree stands or nails, before discarding Christmas trees or they will not be picked up.
  • 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 owners responsibility to dispose.


Option 2: Drop off at Organic Resources only (Pinhook Park is no longer a drop off location)

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

Address: 4340 Trade Dr., South Bend, IN 46628

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


Christmas Tree Pick-up Form: