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To Ensure Collection, Trees Must Be Set Out No Later Than January 18 

The collection of live Christmas trees for recycling in Baltimore County will take place over a two-week period, beginning Monday, January 13, 2020. Because Christmas tree collection dates will vary from place to place, residents must have trees set out no later than Saturday, January 18 to ensure collection.

Pick-Up Requirements

Residents should place trees out for pick-up at the same location where they would normally place trash and recycling for collection. In addition, residents must follow these rules when placing their Christmas trees out to be recycled:

  • Only set out live (not artificial) trees.
  • Set out the tree only (no lights, decorations, tinsel, bags, tree stands, etc.).

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.

Drop-Off Locations

Residents who wish to drop off Christmas trees themselves may do so starting Thursday, December 26, 2019. 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.


No Trash, Recycling or Yard Waste Collection on Monday

Baltimore County government offices, and the District and Circuit Courts, will be closed on Monday, September 2, in recognition of the Labor Day holiday. Health Department clinics and senior centers will be closed, and CountyRide vans will not operate. All branches of the Baltimore County Public Library will be closed and parking meters will be free on the holiday.

View Your Collection Schedule

The impact of holidays varies among Baltimore County collection schedules. County residents should consult their particular collection schedule to see the impact of holidays on when they should set out trash, recycling and yard materials. Collection schedules are available for download on the Bureau of Solid Waste Management’s website, may be requested by calling 410-887-2000 or can be viewed on the County’s BaltCoGo app, available on mobile phones. The app is offered free of charge to Android and iPhone users and may be downloaded from their respective app stores. 

Drop-Off Centers Closed

Baltimore County offices, and trash and recycling drop-off facilities, including Eastern Sanitary Landfill in White Marsh, will be closed on Monday, September 2. 


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017