For a couple of weeks after Christmas (exact dates to be determined each year), trees and greens can be placed curbside for pickup on your regular collection day.
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). Decorated, flocked and plastic trees are not recyclable and will be charged as extra garbage.
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 at the stations for a couple of weeks after Christmas (exact dates to be determined each year). After that, the 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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