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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.


photo of sorting line at plantRecycling Success Story!

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced today that since it opened in November 2013, through December 11, 2015, the County’s single stream recycling sorting facility in Cockeysville has sold 108,000 tons of recyclables, generating gross revenues of $13.8 million and avoiding $6.7 million in trash disposal costs.

“This facility has been a real success story from day one,” Kamenetz said. “It’s a great example of smart government, where we invested in ourselves and are benefitting directly from our residents’ recycling efforts rather than paying a third-party vendor to process recyclables.”

Recycling Facility Tours Now Available

The County’s Bureau of Solid Waste Management offers free public tours of the single stream processing facility. Tours last approximately 60 to 90 minutes. Space constraints limit tours to a maximum of 30 people, so preregistration is required for all tours. Those interested in tours can contact Public Information Specialist Clyde Trombetti by email at ctrombetti@baltimorecountymd.gov or by phone at 410-887-2791.

Are You Recycling All You Can?

Residential recycling rates for 44 different areas of the County are updated monthly. For more information on the County's solid waste and recycling program, including four-year collection schedules and guides, call 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.


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