It’s all behind us now. We can finally relax and settle down. Just one more thing to do… get rid of the tree!
The city of Phoenix Public Works and Parks departments have partnered again this year with A to Z Equipment Rental & Sales to offer free drop-off locations for cut Christmas trees, Dec. 26 to Jan. 8. Trees will be recycled and turned into mulch for city parks and other uses.
Trees must be free of all decorations, tree stands, nails and metal stakes. Trees may only be left at the specified parking lot site within the park, sunrise to sunset. Sites accept singles trees from Phoenix residents only. For multiple tree loads, please call 602-262-7251.
Christmas tree drop-off locations, by area: North Phoenix: Deer Valley Park, Utopia Road and 19th Avenue; Paradise Valley Park, 40th Street, south of Union Hills Drive; Sereno Park, Sweetwater Avenue and 56th Street; Cactus Park, 3800 W. Cactus Road.; Mountain View Park, Peoria and Seventh avenues. Central, West, East Phoenix: Marivue Park, Osborn Road and 59th Avenue; Washington Park, Maryland and 23rd avenues; Madison Park, Glenrosa Avenue and 16th Street; Los Olivos Park, Devonshire Avenue and 28th Street; Desert West Park, Encanto Boulevard and 67th Avenue. South Phoenix: El Reposo Park, Alta Vista Road and Seventh Street; Mountain Vista Park, 50th Street, north of Ray Road; Cesar Chavez Park, 35th Avenue and Baseline Road; Desert Foothills Park, Desert Foothills and Chandler Boulevard.
Trees may be dropped off at A to Z Equipment Rental & Sales, 15634 N. 32nd St. or 4050 E. Indian School Road, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 26 to Jan. 7 (except Dec. 31 where trees will be accepted 9 a.m. to noon. Stores will be closed on New Year’s Day). Trees also may be dropped off at the “I Recycle Phoenix Festival,” 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.Friday, Dec. 30, Seventh Avenueand Camelback Road. For more information, call 602-262-7251 or visit phoenix.gov/publicworks.