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Christmas Tree "Tree Cycling"

Dec. 26 - Feb. 1, 2020

When the holidays are over, don't forget to "tree cycle" your Christmas tree. Through a partnership with the City, Texas Pure Products takes the Christmas trees and turns them into mulch, which Richardson residents can then purchase at a discounted rate.

From Dec. 26-Feb. 1, 2020, Richardson residents may "tree cycle" in two ways:

  1. Drop trees off at the Municipal Service Center, 1260 Columbia Dr. The site is open 24 hours, seven days a week. 

  2. Call 972-744-4111 and request a Brush and Bulky Item Collection (BABIC), then set the tree out at the front curb for collection. Make sure to request that the tree be collected for composting. You can also request BABIC online at or through the MyRichardson App.


  • Trees must be natural (not artificial) and unflocked.
  • All ornaments, tinsel, tree stands, nails, lights, etc., must be removed.
  • Calls for Brush and Bulky Item Collection (BABIC) must be received before the designated collection day. (Your BABIC day is the same as your recycling day). 
  • Call 972-744-4111 if you are unsure which day is your BABIC day.

Holiday Cardboard Box Recycling

Dec. 21 - Jan. 4, 2020

The Richardson Public Services Department and Richardson Police Department have teamed up to help fight crime and recycle at the same time. Instead of putting your new computer or flat screen TV box out for pick-up, recycle and prevent crime. Temporary recycle locations will be in place from Dec. 21-Jan. 4, 2020.

Locations listed are for flattened cardboard items ONLY:

Prefer to throw them away?
If you prefer to throw the boxes away, place them inside a black bag so you do not advertise that you have a new computer or TV in your home. For more information about preventing crime or to make your home and neighborhood safer, please contact the Richardson Police Department at 972-744-4955.