Once again this year, local governments will collect and recycle Christmas trees to promote coastal restoration. Here is information sent to Eyewitness News by local parish governments. Other parishes may also be collecting trees. Contact your local government for information.


  • Residents should place trees curbside on the evening of January 11. Garbage trucks will make one pass through each neighborhood to collect trees within the dates of January 12, 13, and 14.
  • All Jefferson Parish residents, including unincorporated areas, the Town of Jean Lafitte, Gretna, Harahan, Kenner and Westwego, wishing to participate in the program are asked to remove all lights, tinsel, garland, ornaments, tree stands and plastic bags from their Christmas trees and leave them on the curb for collection. Artificial, flocked or painted trees are not eligible for the program.
  • For more information, call (504) 731-4612.


  • Residents interested in participating in the program can recycle their Christmas trees by placing them curbside on their regularly scheduled collection days January 5, 6 and 7. Residents must remove all lights, tree stands, ornaments and tinsel from live trees. Flocked and artificial trees will not be collected, and trees should not be placed on the neutral grounds.
  • Residents seeking more information should contact the Office of Coastal and Environmental Affairs at (504) 658-4070.


  • Solid Waste North and South will be picking up Christmas Trees curbside to be recycled. The trees must have all decorations, lights, tinsel, garland, plastic wrap, tree stand, wire, rope and other foreign materials removed from the tree before recycling. Flocked trees cannot be recycled.
  • Plaquemines Parish Government will also be recycling your turkey frying cooking oil and Christmas wrapping paper and boxes as well.
  • If you have any questions, please call (504) 391-8275.


  • The St. Charles Parish Public Works Department will pick up Christmas trees for recycling curbside around the parish between Jan. 9 and Jan. 19.
  • Residents may also drop off trees and the East and West Bank Bridge Parks.
  • Live trees must be stripped of all decorations. Flocked trees will not be accepted.


  • To participate in this program, residents of Terrebonne Parish are requested to place their Christmas trees in the area of their normal garbage pickup from January 2 through January 6.
  • Residents may also drop off their Christmas trees at the TPCG Residential Drop-off Sites located at 263 Ashland Landfill Road, 651 Isle Cuba Road in Schriever or 160 Crochetville Road in Montegut.
  • Only green trees will be accepted. Flocked trees and trees with tinsel, decorations, or tree stands cannot be used.
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