Mesa: The following 24-hour drop-off sites will be open Dec. 26-Jan. 13:
City of Mesa Solid Waste Management Department, 730 N. Mesa Dr.
East Mesa Service Center, 6935 E. Decatur St.
Superstition Springs Police/Fire Substation, 2430 S. Ellsworth Road
Mountain View Park, 845 N. Lindsay Rd. (enter off of Adobe St.)
Dobson Ranch Park, 2363 S. Dobson Rd.
PHOENIX: Trees can be dropped off for recycling at any of the participating Phoenix parks anytime between Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 and Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. Participating parks include:
Deer Valley Park, 19th Avenue and Utopia Road
Paradise Valley Park, 40th Street south of Union Hills Drive
Sereno Park, 56th Street and Sweetwater Avenue
Cactus Park, 38th Avenue and Cactus Road
Mountain View Park, Seventh Avenue south of Peoria Avenue
Marivue Park, 59th Avenue and Osborn Road
Washington Park, 23rd Avenue and Maryland Avenue
Madison Park, 16th Street and Glenrosa Avenue
Los Olivos Park, 28th Street and Devonshire Avenue
Desert West Park, 67th Avenue and Encanto Boulevard
El Reposo Park, Seventh Street and Alta Vista Road
Mountain Vista Park, 50th Street just north of Ray Road
Desert Foothills Park, Desert Foothills and Chandler Boulevard
Cesar Chavez Park, 35th Avenue and Baseline Road
A to Z Equipment Rentals and Sales:
4050 E. Indian School Road or 15634 N. 32nd Street in Phoenix. They will accept trees at no charge from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26 through Saturday, Jan. 5, except on Monday, Dec. 31, when trees will be accepted from 9 a.m. to noon.
Transfer stations also are an option for Christmas tree recycling. Both locations (30205 N. Black Canyon Highway and 3060 S. 27th Ave.) will accept trees from 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and 6 a.m. to noon on New Year's Eve. Residents should be advised that transfer stations are closed on Sundays and New Year's Day.