Several options available for Christmas tree disposal

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Christmas trees will be sunk in Canyon Ferry Lake to create perch habitat. 

Helena Boy Scout Troop 214 will collect Christmas Trees on January 2 and January 9, 2021 for a suggested donation of $10.00.   Once collected, the trees will be transported to Canyon Ferry Lake where Fish Wildlife and Parks will bundle and sink the trees to provide shelter for perch. 

To register for this event please go to:   

Participants should remove all decorations and leave their tree on the curb for pick-up.  The donations from the fundraiser will help the scouts pay for summer camps, equipment and other activities.

For more information about this event, email or call 406-461-3728.   


Starting Monday, January 11 through the end of February, the City of Helena will continue picking up the remainder of the Christmas trees. Staff request that customers do not put the tree in your container.  All lights and ornaments should be removed, and the tree placed in the alley or on the boulevard for collection – the City cannot pick-up from private property.  Please be patient. Collection will be ongoing during this period so there is no need to call. Trees collected by the City of Helena will also be hauled to Canyon Ferry Lake and used for perch habitat.

Residents self-hauling their Christmas trees can bring them to the Helena Transfer station, 1975 N Benton Ave, for no charge.  

For additional information on City of Helena pickup, please call Kim at 447-8084. 

Pines for Perch