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How to Get Rid of Your Christmas Tree

Christmas tree at the curb for pickup

Christmas tree at the curb for pickup

This is last year’s post.  Here’s the Christmas tree recycling info for 2012

Already taken down the tree? Wondering about Christmas tree disposal or recycling?  Here’s the scoop on Christmas tree pickup and recycling in local towns.

Several local towns recycle Christmas trees by turning them into mulch.   When you leave your holiday greens curbside remember:

  • Trees mut be bare – stripped of all decorations and tinsel
  • Trees should not be left in plastic bags
  • Tree stands must be removed
  • Wreaths and garlands can’t be recycled because of the wire used. Wreaths and garlands should be left in the trash

Arlington Christmas Tree Pickup

Arlington recycles trees and will pickup trees on your regularly scheduled trash pickup day between January 10 – 14, 2011

Cambridge Christmas Tree Recycling

Cambridge turns Christmas trees into mulch. Trees will be picked up on your regular pickup day between January 3 – 14, 2011

 Somerville Christmas Tree Disposal

In Somerville Christmas trees can be left at the curb during the month of January.  The DPW will pick up the trees for mulching.  If your tree is put out after January it will be picked up as trash.

Christmas Trees in Belmont

In Belmont you should put your Christmas tree out with the trash. Belmont does not recycle trees.

Medford Christmas Tree Pickup

In Medford Christmas trees should be left at the curb on your regular trash pickup day during the week of January 10 -14, 2011. Waste Management sends out a truck to pickup the trees for recylcing / mulching. Since only one truck goes out and it fills up quickly, your tree may not be picked up bright and early but it should be picked up that week. Since the trees are recycled you need to make sure the tree is completely bare.

Medford residents who don’t get their tree out next week  can either leave it with the trash in subsequent weeks or keep it outside until spring and yard waste pickup begins again.

Categories: Living Here

  1. Keith Baker

    Any word on the somerville tree schedule?

  2. Liz

    Hi Keith ~ All I could find on the Somerville DPW site (everyone went home early on Friday – or didn’t come in at all, I’m not sure) was an undated reference that said that trees are picked up in January for mulching, after that if trees are left curbside they are picked up as trash.

  3. Michele

    What about Belmont?

  4. Elizabeth Bolton

    Hi Michele – It was too late to check yesterday but I spoke with the DPW this morning. Unfortunately Belmont doesn’t recycle trees. That means you leave your tree out for your regular trash pickup.

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