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Posted on: December 17, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Recycle Natural Christmas Trees in St. Charles County After the Holiday

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

December 17, 2021

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO – The St. Charles County Division of Environmental Health and Protection encourages residents to recycle their natural Christmas trees after the holiday. When recycled through convenient drop-off locations around the county, natural trees can be used as fish habitat in area lakes, chipped wood paths along natural surface walking trails, mulch and more.

In addition to natural trees, residents may recycle holiday light strands, cardboard boxes, wrapping paper, electronics, traditional recyclable items and other material through the County’s Recycle Works locations in St. Charles and Wentzville. For information on accepted goods, call 636-949-1800 or visit

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. 27 to Jan. 8 (Closed Dec. 31 – Jan. 2)

Additional Tree Collection Locations in St. Charles County

  • St. Charles County’s Quail Ridge Park, 560 Interstate Drive (Group Picnic Area parking lot) in Wentzville
    Open 7 a.m. to sunset, daily, Dec. 26 – Jan. 9
  • Founders Park, #7 Freymuth Road in Lake Saint Louis
    Open Dec. 26 – Jan. 9 during posted park hours.
  • Heartland Park, 100 William Dierberg Drive in Wentzville
    Open Dec. 26 – Jan. 16 during posted park hours.
  • Progress Park, 968 Meyer Road in Wentzville
    Open Dec. 26 – Jan. 16 during posted park hours.
  • Rotary Park, 2577 West Meyer Road in Wentzville
    Open Jan. 10-16 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 conducts facility inspections, collects recyclable material and provides mosquito control treatment across the county to prevent the spread of disease. To learn how the division helps to ensure the community’s well-being, visit or call 636-949-1800.

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