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Christmas Tree Disposal Sites
Posted on Dec 18th, 2019

 
City of Shawnee
 
Shawnee residents have relatively easy access to the Johnson County tree recycling drop off spot just north of the main Shawnee Mission Park entrance at Theatre in the Park. Any Johnson County resident can drop trees off there free of charge through Jan. 31 during regular winter park hours. There’s also a drop off spot at the Deffenbaugh Customer Convenience Center, 17955 Holiday Drive, near the landfill.

Johnson County Park System
 
Post-holiday contributions of discarded natural Christmas trees will be accepted at four Johnson County Park and Recreation District park locations from Dec. 26 through Jan. 31, 2020.
 
The tree collection sites are: the Sunflower access point of Big Bull Creek Park at 20245 Sunflower Rd. in Edgerton; the Theatre in the Park parking lot in Shawnee Mission Park with an entrance at 7710 Renner Rd., Shawnee (separate from the park’s main entrance); the Heritage Park Marina parking lot, 16050 Pflumm Rd., Olathe; and the north side of the parking lot at the marina at Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe.
 
Trees will be collected during regular winter park hours, which are 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., except at Shawnee Mission Park, which opens at 6 a.m.
 
In 2018, between 4,000 and 5,000 trees were "recycled." Some of the trees are mulched for use on trails and in landscaping while others are used to improve fish habitat in district lakes.
 
No yard waste will be accepted - only Christmas trees. Wrappers should be removed from the discarded trees, as well as any remaining decorations; particularly "icicles" and decorations made from mylar, shiny plastic or aluminum.
 
There is no charge for the disposal of trees, and these tree disposal sites are open to anyone regardless of residency. For additional information, call Visitor Services at the JCPRD Administration Building in Shawnee Mission Park at 913-888-4713.
 
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