City has options for recycling Christmas trees

The city of San Marcos is offering several ways to discard live Christmas trees as the holiday season wraps up:

  • Christmas tree drop off: Dec. 26 – Jan. 12 at 401 E Hopkins (Grant Harris parking lot). Trees of all sizes with no ornaments, tinsel or wires will be mulched on site (mulch will be available to residents free of charge).
  • Curbside Christmas tree service: Now through Jan. 31. Unflocked Christmas trees will be picked up curbside on regularly scheduled green waste pick-up days. Tree must have no ornaments, tinsel, wires or decorations; cut into 4’ pieces; and must fit in your green waste cart.
  • Brush drop off: Jan. 12, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., San Marcos Animal Shelter entrance, 750 River Road and following the signs. No ornaments, tinsel or wires.
  • Artificial trees and broken string lights: Green Guy Recycling, located at 937 HWY 80, will take artificial trees and string lights.

 Any recycling questions can be sent to or call 512-393-8407.

San Marcos Daily Record

(512) 392-2458
P.O. Box 1109, San Marcos, TX 78666