City Sponsors Christmas Ever-Green Tree Recycling Program

The City of Missoula is hosting its annual Christmas Ever-Green tree recycling program, Dec. 26 to Jan. 14. Residents may drop off cut Christmas trees at three area parks and at Garden City Compost to be recycled into productive mulch and conserve valuable landfill space. Christmas Ever-Green is sponsored by Missoula Parks and Recreation’s Urban Forestry Division, Garden City Compost and the City’s Street Maintenance Division. Donations to support the program and plant more trees throughout the community are gratefully accepted at

Residents may drop their trees, after removing stands and decorations, at McCormick or Playfair parks through Jan. 14. An additional drop site is available at Fort Missoula Regional Park at the South Avenue parking area north of the softball fields only. The 36th Street parking area is closed and not available for tree drop-off. Please do not leave yard waste or other refuse. Residents may also recycle their Christmas trees at no charge at Garden City Compost, 1125 Clark Fork Lane, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please drop organic materials only, and please do not leave trees outside the gates at the compost facility.

To learn more about how you can support Missoula’s urban forest, please visit Residents can make donations to support tree recycling and planting by donating at, phoning 721-PARK, stopping by Currents Aquatics Center in McCormick Park, or mailing donations to the Urban Forestry Division, 100 Hickory St., Missoula, 59801.