Christmas Tree Disposal

Clean Trees

Clean trees do not have ornaments, tinsel, flocking, or attached tree stands. These are considered yard waste and may be brought to the transfer station on Mondays- Saturdays for a $.75 disposal fee. Or you may cut the tree into 4 feet lengths and attach a Cedar Falls Christmas tree tag to the tree.  Place the tree at curbside and call (319) 273-8629 for a Monday pickup. All plastic bags must be removed.  You can also compost your Christmas tree as well.

Christmas trees will only be picked up by appointment December 27, 2021 through January 31, 2022.

Any time after that trees can be brought to the compost site (only open April through November) or the Transfer Station. 

Unclean Trees

Unclean trees have flocked limbs or are heavily tinseled. These will be considered as garbage and may be brought to the transfer station Tuesday–Saturday for a $.75 disposal fee. Or you may cut the tree into 4 feet lengths and attach a Cedar Falls Christmas tree tag to the tree. Cost of the tree tag is $1.25. Place the tree at curbside on your normal garbage pickup day and call 319-273-8629 to make an appointment to pick it up.


Christmas tree tags are $1.25 and available at the following locations:


  • Fareway Grocery - 214 Magnolia Dr.
  • Fareway Grocery - 4500 S. Main St.
  • Transfer Station - 1524 State Street
  • Ace Hardware – 703 E. 18th St 
  • Hy-Vee - 6301 University Ave