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Christmas tree drop-off sites now open in Bozeman

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Posted at 1:58 PM, Dec 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-27 15:58:51-05

BOZEMAN — The City of Bozeman has announced that Christmas tree recycling is now available for city residents.

According to the city's website, the Forestry Division recycles the trees as a courtesy, using the resulting compost as organic cover at select sites.

There are three drop-off sites available:

  • The lower parking lot of the Softball Complex on Haggerty Lane (entrance on Haggerty)
  • Christie Fields (enter off East Mason Street, just east of the playground)
  • Gallatin County Regional Park - (entrance on West Oak, drop site is near the BMX bike area)

The City additionally posted the following guidelines:

  • Trees will be recycled into a natural compost/mulch. Please remove ALL ornaments, lights, wire, twine, etc.
  • Please DO NOT cut the tree into smaller pieces! Whole trees are more easily managed by our equipment.
  • Wreaths and garlands are not accepted. We cannot chip this material for mulch. Please dispose of these items properly.
  • This is a service for Bozeman residents, NOT for commercial disposal of leftover inventory.

If you have questions or concerns, you can reach city officials at (406) 582-3225.