How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Dubuque
Dubuque's Merry Mulch program is a GREAT way to recycle your Christmas tree. Read below for what decorations you can and cannot recycle in Dubuque or CLICK HERE
The City of Dubuque is again sponsoring its “Merry Mulch” Christmas Tree Collection and Composting Program, which provides solid waste collection customers a convenient, curbside, Christmas tree collection service, while also beneficially recycling natural trees into compost.
- Crews appreciate very large trees cut in half, with no pieces over five feet in length.
- The tree must have either one City Brush Tie or one yellow City Yard Waste Sticker attached and visible from the street or alley. Please remove all ornaments, lights, tinsel, wire, nails, stands or plastic bags.
- Yard waste bags and containers with attached yellow City Yard Waste Stickers will also be collected. City Brush Ties cost $1.30 each and yellow City Yard Waste Stickers cost $6.50 for a sheet of five. Both are sold at City Hall and most grocery, discount and hardware stores throughout Dubuque. Annual 2020 decals are also acceptable on containers and are sold at City Hall.