Recycle Your Christmas Tree

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Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Holiday trees are considered normal yard waste and will be collected on your weekly recycling day (Thursday) for single-family homes and townhomes. There is no deadline for the collection of holiday trees.
Please note these helpful reminders:
  • Place the tree at the curb next to your recycling container by 7 am on Thursday.
  • Holiday trees must be in their natural state.
  • Remove all decorations, including tinsel & angel hair.
  • Be sure there is no metal attached to the tree.
  • Artificial trees will not be recycled.
Please note: Condo residents should follow the holiday tree recycling schedule set by their condo management company.

This is a Kentlands Citizens Assembly announcement.


Christmas tree recycling drop-offs | Farnham Herald


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Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200, Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Office:  301-258-7757 

Comments (22)

Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I hope that all of the trees will be disposed of properly and not lead to fires being started from them.

Dec 28, 2021 03:48 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Good idea to add the instructions for condo owners too Roy. Different rules may be in effect.

Dec 28, 2021 04:08 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks for sharing Roy!!!

Most communities around the Country are doing christmas tree recycling for so many uses. Holiday trees are considered normal yard waste and will be collected by your local waste removal services

Dec 28, 2021 04:13 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

So important to put back into our Earth.  Thank you for posting, have a fabulous Taco Tuesday, and Happy New Year. bill 

Dec 28, 2021 04:24 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Roy. My tree is back in its box and in storage for next year. My last real tree was just to messy and there was no program for pick-up. Enjoy your day.

Dec 28, 2021 04:45 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Roy - although I remember artificial Christmas trees from my childhood, I do know there were some occasions when we had a real tree.  I also remember, whether it was real or artificial, the tree and its decoration was removed from the house prior to the start of the new year.  Even back then, there were rules to follow for proper disposal.  

Dec 28, 2021 05:14 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Roy... thanks for the reminder for me to get my own annual post out on this topic. (Beautiful orchid picture today.)

Dec 28, 2021 05:45 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I just chopped up our tree and put it in our recycle bin yesterday.  It is always a bit of a sad day. 

Those are some gorgeous flowers!  I hope you are having a wonderful week.

Dec 28, 2021 06:06 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

A most responsible way to dispose of a Christmas tree and keep the landfills cleaner as well.

Dec 28, 2021 07:03 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


It is a good feeling that the tree will be mulched (in our area) and then become mulch for folks to use in their garden.  A

Dec 28, 2021 08:00 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Roy - our town is very helpful.  Leave it at the curb and they pick it up.

Dec 28, 2021 09:43 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Roy- what a good community reminder to recycle our Christmas trees!!!  

Dec 28, 2021 10:27 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I think it is wonderful that many communities collect Christmas trees and mulch them.  Much better for the environment.

Dec 28, 2021 08:21 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

This is our first year with an artificial tree. I will miss having a real tree, but putting the fake one away will be much easier. I won't miss hauling the dead, dry, shedding needle tree to the dump!

Dec 29, 2021 07:19 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information.  Thanks for sharing and happy New Year!

Dec 31, 2021 08:18 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your feedback. It is always good to hear from you.

Jan 02, 2022 10:23 AM