Mark your calendars now for the Palm Coast holiday tradition that preserves the environment and beautifies our city – the annual Christmas Tree Recycling Event on Saturday, Jan. 8.

Recycle your Christmas tree and receive a free three-gallon tree or shrub in exchange (while supplies last) at the City’s 15th annual Christmas Tree Recycling Event. The event will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Palm Coast Fuel Depot, 22 Utility Drive Palm Coast, FL 32137.

There will also be a free paper-shredding service offered, so bring your old documents for professional shredding. Items that can be accepted include: staples, paper clips, spiral notebooks, expired credit cards, check books, folders with small prongs with small amounts of metal/plastic. Unacceptable items include: batteries, three-ring binders, binder clips, hard drives, X-rays and large amounts of metal/plastic. Shredded materials will be recycled, with the ink and color removed to produce new paper towels, tissues, etc.

All trees donated for recycling will be ground and used as mulch to beautify the parks and trails across Palm Coast. Residents should remove all decorations, lights, tinsel and ornaments from trees prior to donation.

“The Christmas Tree Recycling event has become part of a holiday tradition for many residents,” said Palm Coast Urban Forester Carol Mini. “It signifies a new year ahead and time to clear the home of the holiday tree and piles of paper - Mark your calendars and kick off the new year by recycling, and planting a new addition to your yard.” 

For more information, contact Carol Mini at 386-986-3722 or