Tree Recycling Locations in the Casper Area
By offering drop-off locations, Caper, Mills and Evansville hope to recycle one hundred percent of live Christmas trees purchased in Casper.
“Recycling your Christmas tree is an important gift to the environment,” stated Cindie Langston, City of Casper solid waste division manager, in a media release. “Once yard waste is baled and landfilled, it does not decompose. It takes up needed space instead of being returned to the environment for beneficial use."
The Casper drop-off locations are: Paradise Valley Pool, Mike Sedar Park behind Fire Station #2, 13th and Collins ball field, Agricultural Extension building on Fairgrounds Road (by the community gardens area), North Casper recycling depots (by the ball fields), and Viking Court (formerly named Donegal Court). In Mills, the drop-off is located on Wyoming Boulevard across from Town Hall. The Town of Evansville will be collecting trees at its compost yard on 5th Street.
The drop-off sites are available through the end of January and are open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The Balefill compost yard will also accept trees, as well as other limbs, branches and yard waste, and is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
City of Casper trash customers who are unable to take their tree to a drop-off have an opportunity to make an appointment for curbside pickup. “Your pickup day will be determined by the area where you live,” explained Langston. “Call us at 235-8246 to be put on the list.” Appointments for selected days in January are limited and need to be made by Friday, January 20. All Christmas trees must be tinsel-free, light-free, ornament-free, and stand-free. Christmas trees should not be placed in the dumpsters.
About twenty percent of garbage in the city’s landfill is tree branches and yard waste. “We opened the compost facility several years ago to provide a service to our citizens and to reduce the amount of waste in the landfill,” said Langston. The compost facility produces compost and wood chips that are used in the city’s parks and landscaping projects as well as available to citizens.