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Allen County residents may drop off and recycle their live Christmas trees at various locations free of charge Wednesday, Dec. 26 to Friday, Jan. 11.

Ornaments, tinsel, and plastic bags must be removed from live trees prior to dropping them off at recycling locations. Wreaths are not accepted at live tree recycling locations.

Allen County residents may drop off their live trees at the following locations:

Fort Wayne Area

Allen County Highway Garage

2234 Carroll Road, Fort Wayne

Hours: 24/7 

Bio-Solids, Lime & Yard Waste Recycling

6202 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne

Hours: Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Grabill / Leo-Cedarville Area

Metea County Park

8401 Union Chapel Road, Fort Wayne

Hours: Monday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

New Haven Area

City Hall— North Side

815 Lincoln Highway E., New Haven

Hours: 24/7

Jury Park Pool

1702 Glencoe Blvd., New Haven

Hours: 24/7

Meadowbrook School—Parking Lot

1065 Woodmere Drive, New Haven

Hours: 24/7

For questions or concerns regarding live tree recycling, contact Allen County Department of  Environmental Management at 260-449-7878 or

The Allen County Department of Environmental Management…

derived from the Allen County Solid Waste Management District. Since its inception in 1991, the District has been dedicated to providing residents with unique recycling and waste reduction opportunities. The Allen County Department of Environmental Management will carry on as your source for recycling and waste reduction information and more.

Free Community Recycling

An attendant is present to answer any questions and offer assistance if needed.

*Please note that dropping material at the sites when an attendant is not present is illegal dumping and poses a danger to the public and employees at the site.

Allen County residents  have the option of dropping off their sorted recyclables at any of these locations:

Sam’s Club

6736 Lima Road

  • The Sam’s Club community recycling site is back in operation! 

Southgate Plaza  (behind)

281 East Pettit Avenue

Stellhorn Village

4522 Maplecrest Road

United Refuse

5000 Smith Road


14701 Schwartz Road

Hours for all Sites:

Monday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 12 to 4 p.m.
Thursday and Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed


110 1/2 South Street

Monday-Sunday:  8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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