(LANHAM, Md.) — Now that Christmas is over, presents have been unwrapped and leftovers packed away, what can you do with your Christmas tree?

Several counties and the district have tree recycling programs that give residents a hassle free way to get rid of their tree.

Prince George’s County:

Residents that are part of the County’s yard waste collection service can place their unbagged, undecorated tree on the curb by 6:30 a.m. on the regularly scheduled collection day. Residents may also drop their trees off at the Brown Station Road Public Convenience Center or Prince George’s County Yard Waste Composting Facility both located in Upper Marlboro.

Montgomery County:

The Division of Solid Waste Services says residents can place their trees on the curb by 7 a.m. on their scheduled recycling collection day as a part of the County’s curbside yard trim recycling program.

Howard County:

Residents in eastern Howard County who participate in the curbside yard waste collection service can place their trees on the curb by 6 a.m. on the regularly scheduled pick up day. This service will be available through the third week of January. Other residents can visit the Howard County recycling website for tree drop off locations.


The Department of Public Works is telling residents to place their trees on the curb along with their normal waste and recycling beginning December 31st. Trees picked up between December 31st and January 12th will be chipped and composted.

Fairfax County:

Residents with trees less than 8 feet can place their tree on the curb for pick up at no additional cost. For larger trees, the county is asking residents to contact their trash collector for more details.

Arlington County:

Trees will be collected starting on January 7, 2013 and the service will go through January 18th. Residents are asked to have the tree on the curb no later than 6 a.m. on regular trash collection days.

Loudoun County:

Residents can drop off their Christmas trees at five locations throughout the county. Those that participate in curbside yard waste recycling are encouraged to contact their recycling provider for further details.


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