Christmas tree collection points on-post and off

A holiday-decorated tree stands outside the garrison headquarters building on Panzer Kaserne. Photo by Bardia Khajenoori, U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart.
Look for these types of containers at tree drop-off locations. Photo by Ty Jones, courtesy to The Citizen.

Information provided by Directorate of Public Works


On-post residents may drop off used, real Christmas trees at the following locations through January 20, 2023:

  • Patch Barracks: Adjacent Bldg. 2505 (Swabian Special Events Center)
  • Panzer Kaserne: Across from Bldg. 3111 in family housing area
  • Robinson Barracks: Adjacent Bldg. 196
  • Kelley Barracks: Adjacent Bldg. 3360 (follow Birchstrasse between CYS and Fitness Center to DPW yard)

Trees must be bare, with no tinsel or ornaments. They must not be placed in trash islands around installations, but rather ONLY in the officially designated drop-off points above.


A public Christmas Tree collection point, marked with a sign reading “Sammelplatz,” in Stuttgart-Vaihingen. Photo by Bardia Khajenoori, U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart.

Trees from off post are NOT permitted to be dropped in on-post containers. Your local municipality will have its own designated drop-off locations for real Christmas trees, and may also accept them at recycling centers.

Search online for “Weihnachtsbaum Sammelstelle [where you live]” if you cannot find a location near you through public signage. Plastic trees should be placed in residual waste.

Off-post collection generally begins January 7. Depending on the municipality and the specific site, collection may take place several times. However, do not leave a tree at a location which has been cleared and no longer has signage designating it as an active drop-off point; doing so can subject you to a fine.


The city of Stuttgart operates 173 collection points throughout the city. Click here to view a full list (the list is closed at first; click the “+” to open it fully).

The trees may be placed in these marked locations from December 26 until January 9, 2023 at the latest. After January 9, they may only be placed in locations which are still marked and from which trees have not yet been collected.


Click here to view a list of collection points in Böblingen and Dagersheim.