Christmas Tree Disposal Information

On January 10 and 11, from 10 AM to 2 PM, the Department of Parks and Recreation will accept and chip Christmas trees at their annual MulchFest held at selected park locations throughout the City. Biodegradable bags will be provided if you wish to take some free mulch. Trees must be dropped off without the following:

  • Plastic bags
  • Lights
  • Ornaments
  • Tree stands
  • Tree-related accessories

In addition, the Department of Sanitation will have special Christmas tree collections from Monday, January 5, through Friday, January 16. Trees that are not collected after this period may be left curbside and will not receive a violation. Remaining trees will be collected as regular household waste.
  
Before placing your tree out for curbside collection, the Department of Sanitation requires that you remove:

  • Plastic bags
  • Lights
  • Ornaments
  • Tree stands
  • Tree-related accessories

Trees that still have items attached cannot be composted and will be collected as regular trash.