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Sedgwick County Wants To Turn Your Old Christmas Tree Into Mulch

Lisa Dusseault

Sedgwick County is reminding residents that they can still recycle their used Christmas trees.

The county’s Environmental Resources Department has set up 22 recycling sites across Wichita and Sedgwick County. The sites will remain open until Jan. 24.

The trees will be ground into mulch. Residents can take mulch from any of the sites for free.

Recycling the trees also keeps them out of the county landfill.

People should remove ornaments. lights and other decorations from the trees before recycling them.

Here is a list of the county’s Christmas tree recycling locations:


  • Boston Park, 6655 E. Zimmerly
  • Buffalo Park, 10209 Hardtner
  • College Hill United Methodist Church, 1st and Erie
  • Earhart Environmental Magnet School, 4401 N. Arkansas
  • Edgemoor Park, 5815 E. 9th St.
  • Sedgwick County Extension Education Center, 7001 W. 21st St. North
  • Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29th St. North
  • Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 Museum Blvd.
  • Osage Park, 2121 W. 31st St. South
  • South Linwood Park, Hydraulic and Mount Vernon

Sedgwick County

  • Cheney, East South Avenue and Garfield
  • Clearwater, Chisholm Trail Sports Complex
  • Colwich, 115 N. 3rd St.
  • Derby, 2801 E. James
  • Garden Plain, the Water Tower
  • Goddard, Means Park
  • Kechi, 107 Sioux St.
  • Maize, 201 S. Park
  • Mount Hope, 400 S. Thomas
  • Mulvane, 117 E. Main St.
  • Park City, 6801 N. Hydraulic
  • Valley Center, Veterans Park

Tom joined KMUW in 2017 after spending 37 years with The Wichita Eagle where he held a variety of reporting and editing roles. He also is host of The Range, KMUW’s weekly show about where we live and the people who live here. Tom is an adjunct instructor in the Elliott School of Communication at Wichita State University.