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Trees Must be at the Curb by January 16, for Collection

The collection of live Christmas trees for recycling in Baltimore County will take place over a two-week period, beginning Monday, January 11, 2016. To ensure collection of Christmas trees, residents must have the trees out at the curb no later than Saturday, January 16.

Rules to Follow

Residents must follow these simple rules when placing their Christmas trees at the curb to be recycled:

  • Only set out live (not artificial) trees.
  • Set out the tree only (no lights, decorations, tinsel, bags, tree stands, etc.).
  • Only set out trees at the front curb or street; trees will not be collected from alleys.

 Baltimore County residents who live in an apartment or condominium should follow their property manager’s rules when recycling their Christmas trees.

Questions?

 Residents with questions may call the Bureau of Solid Waste Management at 410-887-2000.


Trees Must be at Curb No Later than Saturday, January 16

The collection of live Christmas trees for recycling in Baltimore County will take place over a two-week period, beginning Monday, January 11.

To ensure collection of Christmas trees, residents must have the trees out at the curb no later than Saturday, January 16.

Residents must follow these simple rules when placing their Christmas trees at the curb to be recycled:

  • Only set out live (not artificial) trees.
  • Set out the tree only (no lights, decorations, tinsel, bags, tree stands, etc.).
  • Only set out trees at the front curb or street; trees will not be collected from alleys.

Baltimore County collectors will pick up Christmas trees in standard trash and recycling trucks, and deliver them to County facilities to be chipped and later used as mulch. Baltimore County residents who live in an apartment or condominium should follow their property manager’s rules when recycling their Christmas trees.

Residents who wish to drop off Christmas trees themselves may do so starting Saturday, December 26, 2015. Christmas trees (no lights, decorations, tinsel, bags, tree stands, etc.) may be taken to any one of the County’s three drop-off locations.

For directions to the County’s drop-off centers, residents may visit the Bureau of Solid Waste Management website or call 410-887-2000.


Achsah Joseph, Intern, Baltimore County Bureau of Solid Waste Management

O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
You’re easy to recycle;
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
So easy to recycle;
Take off the star and ornaments,
And place outside your residence.
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
You’re easy to recycle!

Ah, the Christmas tree. For weeks, it has served you well, its branches overflowing with ornaments and garlands, watching over the growing pile of presents. But when Christmas Day, Boxing Day and even New Year’s Day have come and gone, what do you do with the tree?

Recycle it, of course! The easiest option is to place your tree out for curbside collection no later than Saturday, January 19, 2013. Before putting your tree outside, make sure that it is bare, with no decorations, tinsel, bags or tree stands of any kind. Again, remember to set out your tree on your front curb or street, and not in alleys.

If you’re a go-getter who wants to get rid of your tree sooner, make sure it’s completely free of garlands, tinsel, ornaments, bags and tree stands, and take the tree to any of the three County drop-off locations starting December 26, 2012.

After your tree is dropped off at a County drop-off center or picked up by collectors, it will be chipped and used as mulch. This process, known as “treecycling,” keeps the trees out of the county landfill and transforms them into useful landscaping material.

More than 90 percent of all real Christmas trees bought this year in the United States are expected to be recycled. Join us and recycle your tree this year!


 
 

Revised April 6, 2016