Christmas Tree Recycling Program Produces 21 Tons of Free Mulch

PITTSBURGH, PA (March 27, 2019) Pittsburgh residents are welcome to pick up free mulch from the City's Christmas Tree Recycling Program, starting this Saturday.

This past holiday season, the City of Pittsburgh diverted more than 21 tons of Christmas trees from the landfill, over the course of one month. With the help of the Department of Public Works Environmental Services bureau, its Forestry Division, and local Girl Scout troops, Pittsburgh residents took Christmas trees to 10 locations throughout the City for recycling. The trees were then chipped into mulch.

Pine mulch is great for vegetable gardens, blueberries, strawberry patches, tomatoes, and eradicating weeds.

Residents interested in picking up mulch for their spring gardens may attend four Saturday morning collection events at Forestry Division headquarters in Highland Park. Users must bring their own buckets, gloves and shovels. 

Dates: March 30, April 6, April 13, and April 20th (While supplies last

Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Location: City of Pittsburgh Forestry Division, 6520 Stanton Ave.





Timothy McNulty
Communications Director