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Holiday Tree Recycling
Single-family homes
Holiday trees can be recycled as yard debris at single-family homes.
  • Place greenery and trees into your cart if it will fit (either whole or cut up).
  • Whole trees can be placed on the curb as an additional yard debris set-out, for a charge.
    • If shorter than six feet, your tree can be set out whole.
    • If taller than six feet, it should be cut into pieces less than six feet long. 
    • No matter the length, the tree should be set-out with your yard debris cart, so your hauler can lift it into the truck.
  • In the case of inclement weather, your tree pick-up will count as one yard debris set-out and will be picked-up either the next day or the next scheduled service day.

Multi-family communities
In multi-family communities, such as apartments or condominiums with centralized hauling services, residents should first contact their property manager or board of directors to determine if a holiday tree pick-up service or event has been arranged.

Otherwise, visit Metro’s Find-A-Recycler website to determine the closest yard debris recycling facility or seasonal tree recycling event.

General requirements
  1. Your tree should not include:
    • tinsel
    • ornaments
    • tree stands
    • nails or spikes
  2. Wreaths and swags can also be placed in your yard debris cart (metal wire and non-plant products removed).
  3. Flocking (artificial snow treatment) on trees is acceptable

If you have any questions, call your garbage and recycling hauler.