Did you know that recycled Christmas trees are used for mulch, soil, soil erosion barriers and lots of other environmentally-friendly uses?? Do your part in getting rid of your tree the right way. Here’s information on how to do so county by county in Maryland.

*Keep in mind, your tree is ready to go when it begins to drop needles. Dried-out trees are a fire danger and should not be left in the home or garage, or placed outside against the home.*

Allegany County

Take to County Yard Trim Recycling Site or Seasonal Christmas Tree Drop off site from December 26 – February 1.

For other locations, click here.

Anne Arundel County

Christmas trees will be collected on your recycling day and must be at the curb before 6 a.m. You may also bring Christmas trees to one of AAC’s recycling centers to be included with yard waste.

Click here for a list of recycling center locations.

Baltimore City

DPW will offer curbside tree collection from Saturday, January 2 until Saturday, February 6.  Trees should be set out on your regularly scheduled trash collection day and at the same location that your trash is collected. DPW will also offer free tree mulching services to Baltimore City residents from Saturday, January 2 through Saturday, February 6. Residents must bring their trees to the Northwest Citizens’ Convenience Center, located at 2840 Sisson Street, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Learn more here.

Baltimore County

Residents must set out their trees no later than January 18th at the same location where they would normally place trash and recycling for collection.

For drop off options, click here.

Calvert County

Calvert County residents can take their live Christmas trees, wreaths and garland to county convenience centers for recycling at no charge beginning Thursday, Dec. 26, 2020, through Jan. 31, 2021. After Jan. 31, residents looking to recycle their trees must take them directly to the Appeal Landfill and standard yard waste fees will apply.

Cecil County

Charles County

Drop off ornament and tinsel-free Christmas trees at one of the County’s 12 Christmas tree drop-off sites.

December 26, 2020, through January 10, 2021. See locations here.

Frederick County

December 26th through January 24th

Remove all decorations, tinsel, lights, garland, ornaments, stands, etc., and please do not leave them in plastic bags. Trees can be dropped off at one of these locations:

Reichs Ford Road Yard Waste Recycling Site, Ballenger Creek Park, Kemptown Park, Middletown Park, Point of Rocks Ruritan, Eyler Road Park

Click here for schedules and updates.

Harford County

Free Christmas tree recycling is available in two locations in Harford County.

Trees may be dropped off at the Harford Waste Disposal Center at 3135 Scarboro Road in Street, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday, or they may taken to the Tollgate drop-off site at 703 N. Tollgate Road in Bel Air on Saturdays only from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Howard County

Kent County

The Kent County Recycling Program accepts Christmas trees at the Nicholson drop-off Center. Christmas trees can be dropped off at no charge Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturday 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Learn more here.

Montgomery County

Set your Christmas tree at the curb by 7 a.m. on your recycling collection day. Get more info here.

Prince George’s County

Queen Anne’s County

Christmas trees will be accepted for free (no ticket needed) at any of the 5 Transfer Stations until January 31st. Station hours are 8 am to 4 pm.
Batts Neck- Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Centreville- Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
Church Hill- Thursday, Saturday
Glanding (Millington)- Friday, Saturday
Grasonville- Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

St. Mary’s County

Each year, trees left at the convenience centers are collected and ground into mulch at the St. Andrews Landfill and approximately 20 tons of mulch is generated from the processing the Christmas Trees. Donations of mulch have also been made to the Horticulture Program. Trees can also bed roped off at the signed areas near the park entrances and will be used to provide animal habitats. For specific times and dates contact the Point Lookout Park Service at (301) 872-5688 or the County Solid Waste Manager at (301) 863-8400.

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