Where and How to Recycle or Dispose of Christmas Trees in Eastern Pennsylvania in after Christmas in January 2020
In many urban and suburban areas, Christmas trees are collected from curbside during the first 2 weeks in January. Be sure to remove all
remove all lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments, nails, stands, other
NON-Organic decorative materials and other materials that are not part
of the original tree. This includes tree stands also. Flocked trees are usually accepted, but not artificial trees. Large trees (larger
than the standard 6 - 7 ft tree) may need to be cut in half to
be acceptable by your
garbage hauler. But scrroll down this page for more specific
information and local links.
What happens to the trees? In most cases, the trees are chipped and made into a mulch
which is usually made available, free to city or county residents.
Important: Never burn your Christmas tree in a fireplace or wood stove.
Burning the tree may contribute to creosote buildup and could cause a
Tips: Always follow the links (usually the name of the city or county) below for updated information, as these agencies often wait until the last minute to change dates or
update their information (it's government, remember?). If your area is
not specifically mentioned below, contact your trash collection agency and inquire!
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Eastern Pennsylvania: Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays
Philadelphia, PA -Christmas
Tree Recycling Program
The program will run for two weeks from Monday, January 6, 2020 through Saturday, January 18, 2020. Residents may drop off
their trees for recycling starting Monday, January 6th at any of the following Streets Department Sanitation Convenience Centers Monday through
Saturday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm:
3901 N Delaware Avenue
2601 West Glenwood Avenue
3033 South 63rd Street
Domino Lane and Umbria Street
State Road and Ashburner Street
5100 Grays Avenue
Saturday drop-off locations
The Streets Department is pleased to announce there will also
be Christmas tree drop off sites located throughout the city at 13 designated locations only on Saturday, January 11 and Saturday, January 18 from
9am to 3pm.
To find the location nearest to you, CLICK HERE.
Christmas trees brought to these sites should be free of all decorations and ornaments, and untied. Please remember to remove metal bases,
lights and ornaments before dropping off your tree. These types of materials get tangled in the machine and put our reclycing workers in danger.
There will be no curbside collection of Christmas trees for recycling purposes. For those households that cannot participate in the
recycling program, trees placed at the curb will be picked up on regularly scheduled collection day as trash.As always, the program is for citizens
who receive City collected trash and recycling services
- Christmas Trees and yard waste are
collected by the Bureaus of Streets and Recycling & Solid Waste on
the weeks of January 5, 2020, and January 20, 2020 on your recycling night. NO
plastic bags, decorations or tree stands. Take trees and other yard
waste to the Main Yard Waste Site.
or call the Hotline 610-437-8729 for schedule.
Berks County, PA
- Christmas tree recycling drop off
Berks Leisure Area, 1901 Tulpehocken Road,
Wyomissing, PA 19601.
Click here for a list of local municipalities drop off locations
City of Reading City Park - 11th & Washington Reading Pa
Exeter Twp. Trout Run Exeter Pa 19606
Kutztown Borough Railroad St. Kutztown Pa 19530
Muhlenberg Township 61 & Reading Crest Blvd.
Reading Pa 19605 610-929-4727.
South Heidelberg Township Point
Rd. Wernersville Pa 610-678-9652.
- Christmas Tree collections are
scheduled for East of Old York Road and West of Old York Road for
mid January. They wait until the very last minute to update
their website, so follow the link to see the current dates. Remove
all decorations from the tree before placing it at the curb.
Cheltenham Township Public Works crews will collect residents' used
Christmas trees on two days in January. Residents must remove all
decorations before placing the trees at the curb. For more
information, call the Public Works Department at 215-635-4600.Crews
will collect trees placed at the curb from residences:
Unfortunately, they rarely update their dates on their website (as
of December 30th, there was sSTILL no new info for this year... so
you'll have to call them 215-635-4600. - and ask them why you
they are so utterly clueless about updating their website!)
WEST of Old York Road on certain Fridays,
EAST of Old
York Road on certain Fridays,
- Christmas Tree Recycling Announcements will be made each year when
residents may drop off their Christmas trees (free of all ornaments,
garland tinsel and nails) at the Borough Public Works yard for
shredding and recycling. Trees may be dropped off until mid
January (see the
Doylestown website for exact date) and the location is open 24 hours per
day 7 days per week.The Borough is now accepting resident's cut
Christmas trees at the designated drop-off location at the Public
Works Facility, 300 Harvey Avenue. The cut trees should be free from
tinsel, plastic, or ornaments before being placed in the bin, which
is located outside the gate of Public Works at the northern terminus
of Harvey Avenue.
Reading City Park - Drop off your Christmas trees,
stripped of decorations at 11th & Washington Reading Pa. For more
information, call 610-655-6236.
Exeter Twp. - Drop off your Christmas trees,
stripped of decorations at Trout Run Exeter Pa 19606. For more
information, call 610-779-5950.
Kutztown Borough - Drop off your Christmas trees,
stripped of decorations at Railroad St. Kutztown Pa 19530. For more
information, call 610-683-6131.
Lower Merion, PA
- The Township will begin the collection of
trees (which must be placed curbside) during the first two weeks in
January on the regular refuse collection day. Because the first week
of January is a holiday collection week due to the observance of New
Years Day, tree collection will be the same as the holiday
collection day. Residents may also dispose of Christmas trees at the
Public Works Complex located at 1300 N Woodbine Avenue in Penn
Valley. All ornaments, stands and other decorations must be removed.
If you need additional information, please contact: Public Works
Department Office, Township of Lower Merion, 610-645-6150.
Muhlenberg Township - Drop off your Christmas
trees, stripped of decorations at 61 & Reading Crest Blvd. Reading
Pa 19605. For more information, call 610-929-4727.
Red Hill, PA
- CHRISTMAS TREES RED HILL RESIDENTS ONLY (you may be asked to
show proof of residency) May bring Christmas Trees to the borough
from December 26th thru January 21s). Area to leave
trees is marked and is located next to the mulch pile. Other dumping
will be subject to $1,000 fine. The Borough maintains an area
adjacent to the Borough Maintenance Building where Christmas trees
can be dumped during certain days in January. These dates will be
posted in December on the Borough home page.
Souderton, PA - Christmas Tree Curb Collection/ S.A.V.E
Christmas Tree Recycling Event. The Borough will collect
Christmas Trees curbside during the first week of January, starting
on the 2nd of January. Pick ups will end on January 31. Kindly
remove all decorations and place the tree out front of the property
for pickup.Christmas tree.
South Heidelberg Township - Drop off your
Christmas trees, stripped of decorations at Point Rd. Wernersville
Pa. For more information, call 610-678-9652.
West Chester, PA
- Christmas tree collection occurs the
first 2 weeks following New Year's Day. Please remove all lights and
decorations from your tree and place it out at your trash &
recycling collection point. Trees placed out in plastic bags will
not be collected.
West Goshen, PA
- Township homeowners can place their
trees at the curb for removal on the second Saturday in January. For
those living in apartments or residents wishing to dispose of their
trees earlier, West Goshen will continue its tradition of accepting
Christmas trees to be mulched. Please have trees at curbside the
night before, as the contractor starts collections early on Saturday
morning. Township homeowners can place their trees at the curb
for removal on Saturday, January 11, 2020. For those living in apartments or residents wishing to dispose of their trees earlier, West Goshen will
continue its tradition of accepting Christmas trees to be mulched. Township residents may bring Christmas trees to the West Goshen Community Park at
the lower end of the main parking lot (next to Fern Hill Road) from December 26 through Saturday, January 11, 2020. No other trash or yard
waste will be accepted at this special collection. Do not leave trees in plastic bags. Make sure all decorations, wire, tinsel, and stands are
removed. Wreaths will not be accepted. This service is for Township residents only. Anyone illegally dumping additional trees will be prosecuted. Community Park is located at
the corner of North Five Points Road and Fernhill Road.Township
residents may bring Christmas trees to the West Goshen Community
Park at the lower end of the main parking lot (next to Fern Hill
Road) through the second Saturday in January