The tinsel is undraped and the ornaments carefully stored away. All that is left id a dry, majestic, 6-foot- tall Douglas Fir, in the corner of your living room. Metro Public Works to the rescue!

Metro Public Works is providing curbside pickup of Christmas Trees within the Urban Services District. Beginning Tuesday, December 27, residents with City curbside yard waste pickup may set their Christmas trees and greenery out on their regular collection day. Trees must not be in plastic bags, and all decorations must be removed.

If you do not live within the Urban Services District drop-off sites will be made available for all Louisville/Jefferson County residents. The three locations and dates available for drop off are listed below. Two of the three drop-off sites will also instantly recycle trees into mulch that will be offered back to citizens for home use.

Those wishing to receive mulch must bring an appropriate container in which to carry it. This mulch performs particularly well for acid-loving plants such as azaleas and rhododendrons. Trees picked up from curbside will also be recycled but not offered as mulch. All lights and ornaments should be removed from trees before they are set out or dropped off.

In many of the Suburban Cities through out District 7, trees can be set out by the street on your regularly scheduled trash day, but please check with your city leadership first if you have questions.

Residents normally serviced by private waste haulers should check with those companies to see whether and when tree pickup is available.

Christmas tree vendors may recycle their unsold trees on Tuesday, December 27 ONLY, and only at the Hubbard’s Lane site.


  • East District Recycling Center, 595 N. Hubbards Lane (Bring containers to take home fresh mulch.)
  • Southwest Government Center, 7219 Dixie Highway (Bring containers to take home fresh mulch.)
  • Waste Reduction Center – 636 Meriwether Avenue (Tree drop-off only. Mulch is not available at this location.)


  • December 27 through 30, and January 3 at Hubbards Lane and Dixie Hwy sites.
  • Through January 14 at Waste Reduction Center

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.