The collection of live Christmas trees for recycling in Baltimore County will take place over a two-week period, beginning Monday, January 8, 2024.
Pickup dates vary by location and are not scheduled in advance; residents must place trees out by January 13 to ensure collection. Christmas trees will not necessarily be collected on residents’ scheduled trash or recycling day—they should be left out until collection occurs.
Residents should place trees out for pick-up at the same location where they would normally place trash and recycling for collection.
In addition, residents should do the following when placing Christmas trees out to be recycled:
Only set out live (not artificial) trees.
Set out the tree only (no lights, decorations, tinsel, bags, tree stands, etc.).
Baltimore County collectors will pick up Christmas trees in standard trash and recycling trucks, and deliver them to County facilities to be chipped and later used as mulch. Baltimore County residents who live in an apartment or condominium should follow their property manager’s rules when recycling their Christmas trees.
Residents who wish to drop off Christmas trees (no lights, decorations, tinsel, bags, tree stands, etc.) themselves may go to any one of the County’s three drop-off locations.
For directions to the County’s drop-off centers, residents may visit the Bureau of Solid Waste Management website or call 410-887-2000.