Holiday Tree Recycling

Single-Family Homes

Holiday trees can be recycled as yard debris at single-family homes. 

  • Place cut up greenery and trees in your cart.
  • Whole trees can be placed on the curb as an additional yard debris set-out, for a charge
    • If six feet or shorter, your tree can be set out whole. 
    • If taller than six feet, cut into shorter pieces. 
    • No matter the length, the tree should be set-out with your compost cart, so your hauler can lift it into the truck. 

Holiday Trees 6 feet or less set next to compost cart, or cut up and put in your cart

Multifamily Communities

In multifamily communities, such as apartments or condominiums with shared garbage and recycling areas, 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. 

If that's not an option, visit Metro’s Find-A-Recycler website to determine the closest recycling facility accepting trees. 

General Requirements 

  • Your tree should not include: 
    • Tinsel 
    • Ornaments 
    • Tree stands 
    • Nails or spikes 
    • Flocking - Flocked (artificial snow treatment) trees are not accepted. 
  • Wreaths and swags may be placed in your compost cart (metal wire and non-plant products removed).