The City of Missoula is once again people an opportunity to recycle their Christmas trees. The Christmas Ever-Green program started this week and runs through January 14th. 

People can drop off their cut Christmas trees at three area parks and Garden City Compost where the trees will be recycled into productive mulch and conserve space at the landfill. Residents may recycle their trees at McCormick or Playfair parks and Fort Missoula Regional Park (in the South Avenue parking lot) through January 14. 

The city asks that you make sure to remove all stands and decorations, and don't leave yard waste or other refuse at the drop sites. 

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Garden City Compost, located at 1125 Clark Fork Lane, accepts Christmas trees at no charge on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The city asks that you don't leave trees outside the gates at the compost facility. 

Christmas Ever-Green is sponsored by the City of Missoula's Urban Forestry Division, Street Maintenance Division, and Garden City Compost. Donations to support the program and plant more trees throughout the community are gratefully accepted at To learn more about how you can support Missoula's urban forest, please visit

Residents can make a donation to support tree recycling and planting at, by phoning 721-PARK, stopping by Currents Aquatics Center in McCormick Park, or mailing contributions to the Urban Forestry Division, 100 Hickory St., Missoula, 59801. 

For more information, call 721-PARK, or visit

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