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Posted on: December 15, 2015

Several options available for Christmas tree recycling this season



Springfield residents are reminded that Christmas trees are not accepted at Missouri landfills, however, several options are available for recycling this year’s Christmas trees.

Bass Pro

Bass Pro will accept trees at the fenced area at the northwest end of the Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World parking lot directly behind the store at 1935 S. Campbell Ave.
Dates accepted: Dec. 26-Jan. 1, 2016
Hours: Noon to 6 p.m. daily
Fee: $2 per tree donation; benefitting the Boy Scouts
Uses:Trees are used to provide wildlife habitat for rabbits, quail and song birds.
Special Instructions: Remove all icicles, ornaments, tree stand and no flocked trees accepted.
For more information, contact: Larry Whiteley, 830-9023.

Drury University

Open to the Greater Drury Community, the Midtown Neighborhood, the Rountree area, and the Downtown Springfield area.
Dates accepted: Jan. 4 and Jan. 8, 2016
Hours: 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Location:Trees may be dropped at the Law Enforcement Academy building (on Bob Barker Boulevard, east of Hammons School of Architecture.
Uses:Trees will be chipped by AllAboutTrees and Drury Grounds staff. Mulch generated will be reused in various areas on Drury campus.
Special Instructions: Remove all decorations.


Wickman’s will accept trees at 1345 S. Fort Ave., in Springfield and at 10791 U.S. Hwy. 60 in Monett.
Dates accepted: Dec. 26-Jan. 31, 2016
Hours: (Springfield) Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturday; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.(Monett) Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday noon-5 p.m.
Fee:$5 per tree at both locations; proceeds donated to The Kitchen
Uses:(Springfield) Trees will be ground into wood chip mulch, available for free. Bring your own container. (Monett) Free bag of mulch available equivalent to size of tree brought in.
Special instructions: Remove all icicles, ornaments, tree stand, plastic bags, and no flocked trees accepted.
For more information, contact: (Springfield) 862-3707; or (Monett) 235-1112 or visit:

City of Springfield Yardwaste Recycling Center

The Yardwaste Recycling Center will accept Christmas trees.
Directions: West on Sunshine (U.S. Hwy. 60); south on Farm Road 115; left on Farm Road 164. Follow signs to the Yardwaste Recycling Center.
Dates accepted: Dec. 26-Jan. 30, 2016. The Center will be closed on Jan. 1.
Hours: 8am-5pm, Tuesday-Saturday; closed Sundays and Mondays.
Fees: Donations are accepted; the brush recycling fee of $4 will be waived for residential Christmas trees through Jan. 30, 2016; otherwise, the $4 gate fee will apply. Existing commercial fees will apply to commercial loads, including Christmas trees.
Special instructions: Remove all icicles, ornaments and tree stand.
For more information, contact: Recycling Hotline, 864-1904; or visit
NOTE: Trees are not accepted at the Franklin and Lone Pine Avenue recycling centers.


For more information, please contact Sustainability Officer Barbara Lucks at 864-2005 or

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