Where and How to Recycle or Dispose of Christmas Trees in Connecticut in January 2018
In many urban and suburban areas, Christmas trees are collected from curbside during the first 2 weeks in January. Be sure to remove all
remove all lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments, nails, stands, other
NON-Organic decorative materials and other materials that are not part
of the original tree. This includes tree stands also. Flocked trees are usually accepted, but not artificial trees. Large trees (larger
than the standard 6 - 7 ft tree) may need to be cut in half to
be acceptable by your
garbage hauler. But scrroll down this page for more specific
information and local links.
What happens to the trees? In most cases, the trees are chipped and made into a mulch
which is usually made available, free to city or county residents.
Important: Never burn your Christmas tree in a fireplace or wood stove.
Burning the tree may contribute to creosote buildup and could cause a
Tips: Always follow the links (usually the name of the city or county) below for updated information, as these agencies often wait until the last minute to change dates or
update their information (it's government, remember?). If your area is
not specifically mentioned below, contact your trash collection agency and inquire!
See this page for local options to easily recycle your Christmas holiday lights
If it has just snowed; see
this page about how to make snocones from real snow!
Your kids will love it!
Click here for the list of winter sleigh ride locations!
See our easy recipes to
Chocolate Yule log
click here to make your own low-fat,
low calorie but delicious Egg Nog
! Then come back to our
other website in March to
local Easter Egg Hunt for your children
Connecticut: Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays
- Allwaste Christmas tree Pick Up Schedule for
other towns: Reminder: Late put outs are a $25 charge to go back.
Click here for locations, updated information and more details.
GLASTONBURY - JANUARY 7-11 ON YOUR PICK-UP DAY
JANUARY 14-18 ON YOUR PICK-UP DAY
MARLBOROUGH/HEBRON - JANUARY
21-22 ON YOUR PICK-UP DAY
SIMSBURY - JANUARY 29-1st ON YOUR
ON CALL PICK-UPS FOR THE DAY WE ARE IN TOWN:
ANDOVER, CROMWELL & EAST HAMPTON - FEBRUARY 4 - FEBRUARY 8.
The Townships provide service in all other areas.
- Christmas Tree Disposal reminder to all
residents: Christmas trees will NOT be picked up curbside with your
refuse and recycling. Residents may dispose of their Christmas trees
until the end of January by taking them to the designated area at
- Each year after the New Year holiday, the City of Bristol will
collect Christmas trees for approximately two weeks. Place trees
curbside by 6 am on your regular rubbish collection day.
Note: Trees must have all tree stands, lights, ornaments, and tree
bags removed. Placement: Remember to keep your Christmas tree (or
any other object or container) at least five feet from your city
rubbish barrel as well as five feet between other barrels if you
place more than one curbside.
- The Public Works Department will pick up
natural Christmas trees that are placed at the curb next to trash
containers for a two-week period from Monday after Christmas through
January 8th, weather permitting. Collection of the trees will
generally be on the same day as trash collection. Should the
curbside collection fall behind schedule due to snow or unforeseen
circumstances, residents are asked to leave trees at the curb
instead of removing them and putting them out again the following
week. Trees must be removed from plastic bags and be free of any
decorations. Please note that this collection does not apply to
plastic, metal or faux Christmas trees. Residents are also
encouraged to bring their Christmas trees to the transfer station on
Ecology Drive for disposal. Residents are not required to have a
bulky waste permit to dispose of Christmas trees. Normal transfer
station hours are 7:15 AM to Noon and 12:30 to 2:45 PM on Monday,
Tuesday and Friday and from 8 am to 1:45 PM on the first and
third Saturdays of the month, holidays excluded. Residents may call
291-7363 with questions about any aspect of the Town's solid waste
- Hamden, CT
- Christmas trees are collected curbside for chipping in
January and February.
- Milford Public Works Department will pick
up Christmas trees again this year. However, anyone wishing to
recycle trees can bring them to the Walnut Beach and/or the
Parking Lots on Saturday, mid-January from 9:00 a.m. -
1:00 p.m. (check their weebsite for date) . The Department of Public
Works will be there to chip the trees. For those residents who
choose not to recycle their trees, the Public Works Department will
pick up Christmas trees throughout the month of January. Trees must
be cut into lengths no longer than four feet or they will not be
- Christmas/Holiday Tree: On the second
Saturday of January, trees will be picked up curbside. Trees must be
free of ornaments, tinsel, lights, etc., and must NOT be in a bag of
any kind. Please have curbside by 6 a.m.
New London, CT
- The solid waste and recycling division
of public works provides weekly curbside collection of refuse,
recycling, and seasonal waste (leaves, holiday trees).
and recycling containers must be curbside by 8 am
city refuse containers should be placed within 2 feet of the curb
and at least 3 feet away from all obstacles, including your recycle
bin, vehicles, telephone poles and street signs.
If you have more
than one 90 gallon city refuse container please allow for a minimum
of 3 feet between the containers so that pick up can happen without
- For Residents who receive City Services,
Christmas Trees are collected during the month of January 2016.
Christmas Tree Collection: NO PLASTIC BAGS OR DECORATIONS. Trees
will be collected twice during the month of January 2016, the weeks
of January 4 - 8 and January 19 - 22. Have trees curbside by 6 AM on
the MONDAY of the above collection weeks. The yard waste site will
be open from January 4th through 8th and January 19th through 22nd,
2016 for Christmas tree and yard waste drop off.
- Christmas trees will be collected curbside the
first TWO full weeks after the New Year's holiday,weather
permitting. The trees will NOT be picked up by the refuse or
recycling trucks but will be collected by a separate vehicle. Place
trees at least 5 feet away from refuse and recycling containers. All
decorations, including tinsel, must be removed from trees because
the trees are recyclable and will be chipped. In addition, trees are
NOT to be put in plastic bags. Christmas trees can also be disposed
of at the Transfer Station during the month of January. There will
be a designated area for trees and a permit & punchcard are not
required for Christmas tree disposal.
West Hartford, CT
Click here for locations, updated information and more details.
Residents in all refuse collection areas should bring their trees
(no artificial trees, please) to the curb, but please keep them out
of the street. Residents are reminded that these trees are ground
and recycled into wood chips. Therefore, please remove any plastic
bags, ornaments, lights or stands from your tree before you place it
at the curb. Residents
will have two opportunities to have their trees collected curbside
on their normal refuse collection day during the two week period.
Collection is subject to weather conditions and may be delayed if
needed. In the event of a delay collection will resume in the refuse
collection area the collection was halted. Residents should have
trees out no later than 6 am on their regularly scheduled refuse
collection day. Trees may be placed out in advance of your
collection day in the event crews get ahead of schedule. Trees must
be placed on the greenbelt, not in the street, and be free of
ornaments, tree stands, plastic bags and any other foreign
materials. Trees containing the materials listed above will not be
collected. Residents who wish to bring their trees to the town
Recycling Center at 25 Brixton Street may do so Monday through
Friday, between 7:30 am and 4 pm. There are no weekend hours at the
Recycling Center until April. Please call the Department of
Public Works at 561-8100 if you have any questions.
- Westport, CT
- The Department of Public Works will
pick up discarded LIVE Christmas trees placed at the curb beginning
the first Monday, of January, which, IN 2016, is January 4th. The
collections will continue town-wide during the month of January.
Residents are reminded not to place trees in the roadway, remove all
decorations and tree stands and do not place on the curb if a
snowstorm is expected the following day. Please call the office and
let us know when your tree has been placed outside for pick up;
860-627-1405 xt. 200 or press ZERO to leave a message.