Where and How to Recycle or Dispose of Christmas Trees in Broward County Florida after Christmas
2022 and in January 2023
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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Broward County Florida: Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays January 2023
has an annual annual
Chip-a-Tree initiative. The free program is for Broward County
residents only. Details are:
- The program runs daily from Wednesday, December 26th,
through Monday in mid-January, January 17, 2022,
- The regular weekend and holiday gate entrance fee will NOT
be in effect for recyclers.
- It is for Broward County Residents only
- You must remove all decorations from their holiday trees (no
decorated trees will be accepted), then
- bring the trees to a participating park, (see the list
- that's where the trees will be chipped and used for
landscaping throughout the county park system.
- There is a limit of two trees per vehicle, artificial trees
are not accepted, and no commercial vehicles or garbage trucks
Hours vary; call the park of your
choice for details. Park locations are:
Brian Piccolo Sports Park & Velodrome, 9501 Sheridan St., Cooper City 33024; 954-357-5150
C.B. Smith Park,
900 N. Flamingo Rd., Pembroke Pines 33028; 954-357-5170
Easterlin Park, 1000
N.W. 38th St., Oakland Park 33309; 954-357-5190
Fern Forest Nature Center,
201 Lyons Rd. South, Coconut Creek 33063; 954-357-5198
Markham Park and Target Range,
16001 W. State Rd. 84, Sunrise 33326; 954-357-8868
Plantation Heritage Park, 1100 S. Fig Tree Lane, Plantation 33317; 954-357-5135
Reverend Samuel Delevoe Memorial Park, 2520 N.W. Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale 33311; 954-357-8801
Snake Warrior's Island Natural Area, 3600 S.W. 62nd Ave., Miramar 33023;
Tradewinds Park and Stables, 3600 W. Sample Rd., Coconut Creek 33073; 954-357-8870
Tree Tops Park, 3900 S.W. 100th Ave., Davie 33328; 954-357-5130
T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park, 3300 N. Park Rd., Hollywood 33021; 954-357-8811
Vista View Park, 4001 S.W. 142nd Ave., Davie 33330; 954-357-8898
West Lake Park, 1200 Sheridan St., Hollywood 33019; 954-357-5161
Last year Broward County Parks recycled more than 5,000 trees,
representing tons of material that would otherwise have gone to
landfills. This year your tree can join those recyclable thousands.
- Residents can place Christmas Trees as a part of your bulk pickup.
Otherwise, Waste Management will be picking up Christmas Trees at
the curb during the 2 weeks after Christmas.
In 2021-2022 The free service begins the week of December 27th and concludes on January 9. Christmas
trees that are left at the curb for pick-up will NOT be recycled.
Please note that your tree may not be picked up on your regular
scheduled garbage day, so just leave the tree curbside and it will
get picked up during the week by another truck. There is no need to
call for a tree pick up unless it does not get picked up in a week.
Click here for information on the Broward County Chip-A-Tree Program
. There is no need to call for a tree pick up unless it does not get picked up
in a week. Please recycle your Christmas Trees.
- Davie Christmas Tree Recycling:
want to Recycle your Christmas Trees: see the Broward County Chip-A-Tree
Fort Lauderdale -
the eco-friendly options below (Click here for locations, updated information and more details.
In all cases, please:
decorations prior to disposal. In general, holiday tree decorations
are not recyclable. Please re-use them, donate them or dispose of
them in your garbage cart. (See our reference chart at the bottom of
Remove all lights, tinsel, nails, tacks, tree skirts
and stands or any other non-organic materials.
- Curbside Recycling: Fort
Lauderdale residents may place holiday trees curbside for pickup
on scheduled yard waste collection days. The free service begins
the week of December 29th and concludes by January 10th (It's almost impossible to find the current year's date on their website, so call them
or get the tree out by January 8th to be sure!). This is
an easy, eco-friendly method for disposal of fresh holiday trees
.Trees that are placed curbside will be collected by Republic
Services and transported to a yard waste processor where they
will be chipped and used to make landscaping products, such as
mulch. To participate in curbside collection, please remove tree
stands, tinsel, lights, skirts, and ornaments from trees. Do not
place the tree in any sort of bag. Set it out prior to 7 am on your yard waste collection day. Artificial greenery of any
kind is not included in this special collection.
- Green Yard Waste Cart:
Dispose of trees inside the green yard waste cart, as you would
any tree branches and other plant material. Be sure that the
cart lid can be closed completely. Cut the tree into pieces if
necessary. NO ARTIFICIAL TREES in the yard waste cart, please.
- Bulk Trash pick up:
Leave trees curbside for bulk trash pick-up. This is good for
real or artificial trees NEXT TO the bulk trash pile, not mixed
in with other items, on your regular collection day. Please
place trees curbside no earlier than the evening before, or
according to homeowner association guidelines. Remove all small
parts. Discard decorations and small artificial elements in your
black garbage cart, and small natural pieces in your yard waste
cart. This helps to prevent litter from blowing around the
street or down nearby storm drains.
- Take to the Chip-A-Tree Program:
Take trees to
one of the Broward County's designated parks as part of the
Chip-A-Tree Program, If you do not want to wait for collection, you can take trees to one of Broward County's designated parks
as part of the Chip-A-Tree Program. Check the Chip-a-Tree
webpage for this year's schedule information. Drop off at
designated locations (see above under Broward County) only
within the park between 9 am and 5 pm NO ARTIFICIAL TREES
will be accepted. Only persons in personal vehicles will be
allowed to leave trees; no truckloads. There is no fee. The
parks' regular weekend and holiday gate entrance fee of $1.50
per person will be waived as an incentive for those recycling
trees. For more information about the Chip-A-Tree Program please
call 954-357-8114 or e-mail
.See the Broward County Florida Chip-a-Tree webpage for
this year's schedule and designated locations. Drop off at designated locations only within the park between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m
- Take trees to one of Broward
County's three Trash Transfer Stations.
Yard Waste Cart
Disposal: If trees are placed in the yard waste cart, they must
be cut into pieces so the lid can close completely. To reduce
collection and disposal costs, the City strongly encourages
residents to recycle trees using the yard waste cart.
If you do not want to keep and re-use your
decorations, consider donating them. Charities, schools and other
organizations can often re-use decorations or break them down for
use as art supplies.
Strings of lights and battery-powered
ornaments or tree toppers should be treated as e-waste.
"living" decorations, such as fresh wreaths, garlands, door swags,
and poinsettias (pot removed) can be disposed of in your green yard
Please note: Artificial trees are not
recyclable through City of Fort Lauderdale collection programs.
Please re-use or donate them, and only dispose of them via garbage
or bulk waste.
If you have questions about holiday tree
disposal in the City of Fort Lauderdale, please contact our 24-Hour
Customer Service Center at 954-828-8000.
- Hollywood, FL - You may dispose of your Christmas tree
through your regularly scheduled commingled residential pickup, OR,
as a Hollywood resident, you may recycle your tree through Broward
County's free Chip-a-Tree recycling program. You may take your tree
to the following County parks located in Hollywood: Topeekeegee
Yungee Park, 3300 N. Park Road, Hollywood 33021, 954-357-8811;
West Lake Park, 1200 Sheridan Street, Hollywood 33019, 954-357-5161;
From December 26 through January 17, 2020, you can bring up to two trees
per vehicle. Artificial trees are not accepted and no commercial
vehicles or garbage trucks are allowed to participate. The regular
weekend and holiday gate entrance fee will NOT be in effect for
recyclers but hours vary, so call the park for details or
visit the Broward County website.
- put out your Christmas tree for
pick-up on your regular trash
day. They arrange for extra trucks on at the beginning of January, usually between January 3rd and January 6th - but it is almost impossible to find this
information for the current year on their website. But they said in the past "you may put out your tree when you are ready to do so"
- Weston, FL - Christmas Tree Collection
For residents with curbside garbage collection, Christmas trees
will be picked up through the mid-January on your regularly
scheduled collection day.In 20222, that's January 3 through January 15, 2022.