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Baltimore County Christmas Tree Recycling Collection

Collection Begins Monday, January 13

Towson, Maryland (December 20, 2013) – The collection of live Christmas trees for recycling in Baltimore County will take place over a two-week period, beginning Monday, January 13. To ensure collection of Christmas trees, residents must have the trees out at the curb no later than Saturday, January 18.

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

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

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

Drop-Off Locations

Residents, who wish to drop off Christmas trees themselves may do so starting Thursday, December 26. Christmas trees only no lights, decorations, tinsel, bags or tree stands may be taken to one of the three County drop-off locations:

Eastern Sanitary Landfill Solid Waste Management Facility, White Marsh
6259 Days Cove Road, off 11400 block of Pulaski Highway
Monday to Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Central Acceptance Facility, Cockeysville
201 West Warren Road, facility entrance is on Drop-off Drive, off Warren Road, one quarter mile west of York Road and one quarter mile east of Beaver Dam Road
Please note:  Some computer map programs will inaccurately show the West Warren Road address on the east side of York Road.
Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Western Acceptance Facility, Halethorpe
3310 Transway Road, off 4500 block of Hollins Ferry Road
Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For directions to the County's three drop-off centers residents can visit BCrecycles or call the Bureau of Solid Waste Management at 410-887-2000.