Recycle your tree. Renew the earth.
For the 24th year, the City of Philadelphia Streets Department will be offering Christmas tree recycling.
Christmas trees present a significant seasonal addition to our City's waste stream. By recycling your tree and returning it to the earth, you can help reduce the number of discarded trees that end up in landfills.
Here's how you can do your part to renew the earth by recycling your tree:
- Make sure your tree is free of all decorations
- Make sure your tree is not in a plastic bag and is untied
- Drop your tree off at one of our three Sanitation Convenience Centers:
The residential Christmas Tree Recycling Program will run from Monday, January 3 through Saturday, January 14
(closed on Sunday, January 8) between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm.
Remember, there will be no curbside collection
of Christmas trees for recycling purposes. Trees left at the curb will be treated as trash, which means they will not be recycled.
Please note: tree vendors are responsible for making arrangements for the private disposal of their remaining stock of trees.