Here's how to recycle your holiday tree in Frisco

Residents of Frisco can have holiday trees recycled into compost and mulch through a service provided by the city. (Courtesy Pexels)
Residents of Frisco can have holiday trees recycled into compost and mulch through a service provided by the city. (Courtesy Pexels)

Residents of Frisco can have holiday trees recycled into compost and mulch through a service provided by the city. (Courtesy Pexels)

Residents of Frisco can have holiday trees recycled into compost and mulch through a service provided by the city.

Curbside holiday tree recycling is available, according to the city website. However, trees must comply with the following guidelines to ensure pickup:

  • Trees must be no more than 4 feet in length or 60 pounds each. If a tree is over 5 feet high, it must be cut into sections.

  • Trees must not be covered with a plastic bag.

  • Trees must be placed outside on regular trash and recycling collection days at the edge of the property and at least 3 feet from carts.

  • Supports of any kind, electrical wiring, lights, tinsel, ornaments and all other decorations must be removed.


Flocked trees are not accepted by the city. According to Frisco, flocked trees are sprayed with a chemical for a false, snowlike appearance. That chemical component prevents composting.


Residents may call Frisco Environmental Services to schedule a bulk pickup to remove a flocked tree at 972-292-5900.

In addition, residents are able to utilize a do-it-yourself disposal for trees and extra holiday trash at the Custer Road Transfer Station at 9901 Custer Road in Plano. Residents must bring their driver’s license and a matching, current copy of their Frisco water bill for up to two free visits per month.

Natural trees that are not flocked can be recycled at the station, according to Frisco. Flocked and otherwise artificial trees should be discarded as trash.
By Matt Payne
Matt Payne reports on Frisco City Hall and its committees, Collin County Commissioners and McKinney business. His experience includes serving as online content editor at Fort Worth Magazine and city editor at the Killeen Daily Herald. He is a 2017 graduate of the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas in Denton.