City of Albuquerque Offers Christmas Tree Recycling

The Solid Waste Management Department, Parks and Recreation, and PNM will recycle real Christmas Trees for FREE at three separate locations in Albuquerque beginning December 27, 2021. No artificial trees will be accepted. PNM Vegetation Management crews and Parks and Recreation staff will grind trees into mulch chips, which can then be used as mulch to provide a better growing environment for plants and residential landscapes. Residents can pick up the mulch free of charge while supplies last.

Trees may be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday, December 27, 2021 through Sunday, January 9, 2022 at the following locations:

•Montessa Park Convenience Center, 3512 Los Picaros SE, 873-6607

•Eagle Rock Convenience Center, 6301 Eagle Rock NE, 857-8318

•Ladera Golf Course, 3401 Ladera Dr NW, 836-4449

Please remove all bags, tree stands, decorations and lights from trees before dropping them off to be mulched. Limit 5 trees per resident, no commercial customers.

For more information call 311, TTY 711, or visit:

Solid Waste Mgmt Dept and PNM will also be collecting donations for Animal Welfare at the Eagle Rock Convenience Center. Please consider bringing non-food donations for animals in need in our community. A special donation trailer will be parked at the Eagle Rock Convenience Center location during the entire Treecycling Event