You’ve opened all the presents under it.
You’ve sung carols around it.
You’ve taken photos near it.
Now what do you do with the Christmas tree wilting in your living room?
You can always “go green” to get rid of your evergreen, fir or spruce.
Anne Arundel County and City of Annapolis residents looking to chuck their Christmas tree can turn to the curb on your scheduled recycle day.
Here’s a link to the Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works recycling schedule.
DPW offers the following Natural Christmas Tree Recycling Tips on its website:
- Natural garland, wreaths, and Christmas trees are yard waste. They are chipped into mulch, a valuable soil covering.
- Please remove tree stand, tree bags, metal ornament hangers, and all decorations. Cut very tall trees in half so that the tree will fit into the contractor's truck.
- Natural garland, wreaths, and Christmas trees will be collected on your regular recycling day.
- Put your natural garland, wreaths, and Christmas trees at the curb before 6:00 AM on your regular recycling day or bring your items to any one of our convenience centers.
Normal schedule curbside collections will resume Monday around the county, according to the DPW website, though all waste management services facilities will be closed until Tuesday.
For Annapolis residents:
The City will collect your tree, natural wreath and garland materials. Place items at the curb the night before your Yard Trimming Pickup Day. Natural trees or greens will be shredded by our Yard Trimmings Division to be used in the City's gardens. Please remove tree stand, tree bags, metal ornament hangers, wire and all decorations. Cut trees over four feet in half so that the tree will fit into the contractor's truck.
Find the yard waste pickup days for your street here.