December 13, 2018

New Life for Christmas Trees

Montgomery County residents are reminded that when the holidays are over, they can recycle their live Christmas trees.

After being composted or chipped for mulch, the trees take on a new life.

County residents whose recycling collection services are provided by the County can put their Christmas trees out with their curbside yard trim collection. Set your Christmas tree at the curb by 7 a.m. on your recycling collection day.

Residents may also bring recycled trees to the Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station during operating hours to drop off their trees. More information is available here.

You can also recycle branches and needles at home by placing them under trees and shrubs as a temporary winter mulch -- or chop them up and add them to your compost pile!