From 12/26/16 - 1/31/17, holiday trees and greens can be placed curbside for pickup on your regular collection day at no extra charge. They will be composted at a facility.
Trees must be trimmed to 6 feet or shorter. Trim branches to less than four feet to fit into the collection trucks. Bundle each section with sisal string or twine (not plastic). Flocked and plastic trees or wreaths are not recyclable and will be charged as extra garbage. Any other objects such as lights, metal clips, ornaments and bows must be removed before composting.
At apartments – One tree may be placed next to each food/yard waste cart at no extra charge each collection day.
At Recycling & Disposal Stations – Clean Christmas trees are accepted for free from 12/26/16 - 1/31/17. After that, regular fees apply (see hours and locations). Trees should not exceed eight feet in length and must be free of decoration. Trunks should not exceed four inches in diameter. The stations will accept up to three trees per vehicle.
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