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Don’t let your live Christmas tree go to waste! Baltimore County will begin collecting these trees for recycling on Monday, January 11. Though this special collection will occur over a two-week period, specific Christmas tree collection dates will vary from place to place; residents must have trees set out no later than Saturday, January 16, to ensure collection.

Residents should place trees out for pick-up at the same location where they would normally place trash and recycling for collection. Set out live trees only (not artificial), and make sure the tree is completely bare—no lights, decorations, tinsel, bags or tree stands.

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

Prefer to recycle your Christmas tree sooner? Bare live trees are also accepted at all three of the County's trash and recycling drop-off centers.