Christmas Tree Recycling & Mulch Giveaway

Every year, the City of Pittsburgh recycles used Christmas trees into free, natural, and environmentally friendly pine mulch for all City residents. In the 2023/2024 season, we recycled over 2,308 trees! 


Mulch Pick Up Dates and Location

With the help of the Public Works Bureau of Environmental Services and Forestry Division, the City of Pittsburgh has chipped recycled trees into mulch at the zoo drop-off location.

Users must bring their own buckets, gloves, and shovels. Residents interested in picking up mulch for their spring gardens and other beautification projects can do so at:


The Pittsburgh Zoo Overflow Parking Lot (parking area to the right)
7370 Baker Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206  
Two Saturdays, from dawn until dusk or while supplies last:

                     ● Saturday, April 20th
                     ● Saturday, April 27th

Xmas Tree Recycling Location

Xmas Tree Recycling Truck

Girl Scout Tree Recycling

Curbside Pickup Service Fundraiser



Girl Scout troops in the City of Pittsburgh are organizing our 9th  Christmas tree recycling pickup in the neighborhoods noted in the map where we will drop off at the City recycling centers.  Trees will be mulched and not end up in the landfill. Please use the link below to register in your  neighborhood.

Additionally, two BSA Troops will pick up from Lawrenceville and Bloomfield and deliver trees to Garfield to be used for goat food.

Highland Park, Garfield, East  Liberty, and Larimer Point Breeze, Shadyside,  Friendship Greenfield and Squirrel Hill

Morningside and Stanton Heights

Lawrenceville and Bloomfield

Girl Scout Troop 52498 Girl Scout Troop 16388  Girl Scout Troop 52482

Girl Scout Troop 55258

BSA Troops 9945 & 3945

Sunday, January 7 and Saturday, January 13, 2024 

Saturday, January 6, 2024 

Sunday, January 7, 2024

Saturday, January 6 and Sunday, Jan 7, 2024 Saturday, January 6, 2024

Girl Scout Tree Recycling Locations