Safely dispose of your Christmas tree with the annual Treecycling program

Looking for a place to bring your Christmas tree after the holidays? Western Lake Superior Sanitary District along with their partners will kick off the Treecycling program this week.

“Holiday trees, like yard and garden waste, are banned from the trash in Minnesota,” said AJ Axtell, WLSSD’s Director of Community Relations. Axtell also says that through this program it helps to mitigate any unwanted pests from entering our landscape.

Depending on the location, the service runs now through January 31st. All you have to do is bring the tree to one of the following locations and they’ll do the rest of the work.

Six sites are open for tree drop-off December 21st through January 10th:

  • Chester Bowl (parking lot by playground)
  • Lester Park (parking lot by playground)
  • Duluth Heights Community Club (parking lot across the street)
  • Woodland Community Club (lower parking lot off Woodland Ave)
  • Rose Garden (parking lot)
  • Grand Avenue Chalet at the base of Spirit Mountain (parking lot)

Two sites in Carlton County are open December 21st through January 31st

  • SAPPI Fine Paper (Cloquet, gatehouse entrance)
  • Moose Lake Compost Site (across from City garage)

Three sites in Duluth are open December 21st through January 31st

  • VONCO V Landfill (in the Gary neighborhood, starting December 26th)
  • WLSSD Yard Waste Compost Site (off 27th Avenue West)
  • WLSSD Materials Recovery Center (off Rice Lake Road)

You must take all of the decorations off the tree before bringing it to a drop-off location. For more information on, visit