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Posted on: December 18, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Natural Christmas Tree Recycling in St. Charles County

A pile of Christmas trees being recycled at St. Charles County's Quail Ridge Park.

December 18, 2020
Contact:  Doug Bolnick, Public Information Officer, 636-949-7408

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO – The St. Charles County Division of Environmental Health and Protection invites residents to recycle natural Christmas trees after the holiday. The division partners with several local organizations to provide convenient drop-off locations. When recycled, natural trees can be used as fish habitat in area lakes, chipped wood paths along natural surface walking trails, mulch and more.

Residents must remove the tree stand, all decorations, lights and any packaging before bringing trees to any of the following locations for recycling:

St. Charles County Recycle Works

  • Recycle Works Central, 60 Triad South in St. Charles
  • Recycle Works West, 2110 East Pitman Avenue in Wentzville
    Both locations are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Dec. 28 to Jan. 9 — closed Jan. 1–3
    Please Note: Holiday light strands, cardboard boxes, wrapping paper, electronics and other materials can be recycled at Recycle Works facilities. For information on all materials accepted at these facilities, please call 636-949-1800 or visit

Additional Tree Collection Locations in St. Charles County

  • Founders Park, #7 Freymuth Road in Lake Saint Louis
    Open Dec. 26 – Jan. 11 during posted park hours.
  • Quail Ridge Park, 560 Interstate Drive (Group Picnic Area parking lot) in Wentzville
    Open 7 a.m. to sunset, daily, Dec. 26 – Jan. 12
  • Progress Park, 968 Meyer Road (parking lot) in Wentzville
    Open Dec. 26 – Jan. 15 during posted park hours.
  • Heartland Park, 100 William Dierberg Drive in Wentzville
    Open Dec. 26 – Jan. 15 during posted park hours.
  • Rotary Park, 2577 W. Meyer Road in Wentzville
    Open Jan 9-15 during posted park hours.


About the St. Charles County Division of Environmental Health and Protection

The Division of Environmental Health and Protection works with residents, area businesses and local organizations to promote healthy conditions in St. Charles County. Division staff conducted more than 3,000 facility inspections, collected more than 1.4 million pounds of recyclable material and provided mosquito control treatment across the county to prevent the spread of disease last year.   To learn how the division helps to ensure the community’s well-being please call 636-949-1800 or visit

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