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Bright n’ Beautiful Announces 2023-24 Christmas Tree Recycling

New Drop-off Site Added at Poly Vista Park for the Convenience of Billings West-End Residents


Billings December 18, 2023 – The Yellowstone County Christmas Tree Recycling Program will kick off on Wednesday, December 27, and will continue through Wednesday, January 17, 2024.


Don’t you love a natural Christmas tree?

There’s something magical about the tradition of bringing a tree indoors, decorating it with memories and basking in its glow and sweet scent throughout the holidays. Returning your tree to nature afterwards is also magical. Your tree can live on as useful evergreen mulch, enriching natural settings where our kids play and learn about animals, birds, and trees. Bright n’ Beautiful is proud to bring back this festive community tradition each year with the support of the City of Billings, the County of Yellowstone, and the City of Laurel, as well as generous community partners, Republic Services, Zoo Montana, and Rocky Mountain Compost. Special thanks go to our good neighbors, Radius Recycling, Hanser’s Automotive, Lockwood School, Shepherd High School, and Huntley United Methodist Church, for kindly hosting drop-off containers after Christmas.


New this year! Billings west end will enjoy the convenience of a drop-off container at nearby Poly Vista Park! Thank you to Billings Public Works, and Billings Parks for making it available. When the time comes to let go of your tree, please remove all decorations, and bring your undressed tree to one of these convenient drop-off locations:



Zoo Montana, 2100 South Shiloh Rd.

Poly Vista Park, 38th St. W and Colin Dr. (between Colton and Poly)

Radius Recycling (formerly Schnitzer Steel), 1100 6th Ave. North

Hanser’s Automotive, 430 South Billings Blvd.

Billings Landfill, 5240 Jellison Rd.


Billings Heights: Clevenger Park parking lot, 840 Bench Blvd.


Laurel: Thompson Park pool parking lot, East 6th St. and First Ave.



Lockwood Middle School parking lot, 1932 US Highway 87E

Rocky Mountain Compost, 3060 Farley La.


Shepherd: Shepherd High School parking lot, 7842 Shepherd Rd.


Huntley: United Methodist Church parking lot, 149 Peritse Ave.


Thanks, again, to Billings Public Works, for placing and hauling containers in Billings, and to Republic Services for generously donating their containers and hauling services in Lockwood, Huntley, and Shepherd. The trees will be transported to Rocky Mountain Compost for grinding and branches and mulch will go on to enhance playgrounds, animal habitat, and trails at Zoo Montana and Montana Audubon Center. Remember to remove decorations, lights, and wrapping before dropping off and PLEASE, no other objects besides Christmas trees! Thank you very ‘mulch’!


A bright and beautiful Christmas and a tree-mendous 2024 to all!

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