Christmas Tree Recycling Collection

Post date: Dec 29, 2012 8:3:52 PM

Begins Monday, January 14

Towson, Maryland (December 14, 2012) - The collection of live Christmas trees for recycling in Baltimore County will take place over a two-week period, beginning Monday, January 14, 2013. To ensure collection of Christmas trees, residents must have the trees out at the curb no later than Saturday, January 19.


Residents must follow these simple rules when placing their Christmas trees at the curb to be recycled:

    • Set out the tree only (no lights, decorations, tinsel, bags, tree stands, etc.).

    • Only set out trees at the front curb/street; trees will not be collected from alleys.

Baltimore County collectors will pick up Christmas trees in standard trash/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.

Drop-Off Facilities

Residents who wish to drop off Christmas trees themselves may do so starting Wednesday, December 26, 2012. Christmas trees (no lights, decorations, tinsel, bags, tree stands, etc.) may be taken to one of the three County drop-off locations:

White Marsh

Eastern Sanitary Landfill Solid Waste Management Facility

6259 Days Cove Road, off 11400 block of Pulaski Highway

Monday - Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Baltimore County Resource Recovery Facility

201 Warren Road, facility entrance is on Drop-off Drive, off Warren Road, a quarter mile west of York Road and a quarter mile east of Beaver Dam Road

Monday - Saturday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Western Acceptance Facility

3310 Transway Road, off 4500 block of Hollins Ferry Road

Monday - Saturday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

For additional information or directions to the County's three drop-off centers, please visit Solid Waste Management or call 410-887-2000.