Christmas tree recycling is a value-added opportunity to Mankato’s garbage and recycling service. Christmas Trees are typically collected from December 26th until mid January.  Recycled trees are used as mulch.


  • Franklin Rogers Park, 601 Reed Street – south side of parking lot
  • Highland Park, 50 Warren Street – front lot
  • Sibley Park, 900 Mound Avenue – back lot (ball field side parking lot)
  • Tourtellotte Park, 300 Mabel Street – parking lot by pickleball courts


A barricade and sign help identify these specific tree drop-off locations.