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Where can I get rid of my Christmas tree?


With Christmas over, it is time to start thinking about what to do with your Christmas tree.

Several cities will be offering pick-up of trees.

South Bend

The City of South Bend will recycle the natural trees of residents for free. The trees will be turned into mulch, which is also free for residents.

The city offers 3 ways for residents to dispose of the trees.

Starting Wednesday, they can be dropped off at one of three designated drop-off areas from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day until Friday, January 18. The locations are Rum Village Park, Pinhook Park and Veterans Memorial Park. Signs will be posted to direct you to the right area.

Starting January 7, the city will be picking up trees from the curb. They'll be starting in the city's northeast quadrant, moving clockwise through the city, wrapping up on January 18. If you don't want to wait until January 7, you can call 574-235-9244 to have your tree picked up.


The City of Elkhart will begin picking up trees on regular trash collection days beginning December 31. The pick-up will continue through January 11.

Elkhart will also have four drop-off locations. The locations are West Side Middle School, North Side Middle School, Riverview Softball Diamond and the Pierre Moran Pool parking lot. Residents are asked to remove everything from the tree. Anyone with questions should call Elkhart's Forestry Division at 574-970-0542 ext 204.

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