Where and How to Recycle or Dispose of Christmas Trees in Kentucky in after Christmas in January 2020
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!
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Chocolate Yule log
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local Easter Egg Hunt for your children
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Kentucky: Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays
- Kentucky Fish and Wildlife - Across the state
KDFWR has drop-off points across the state where you can bring your
old tree and put it to good use. KDFWR will take your tree and
combine it with others to create fish attractors for lakes all over
the state. These brush reefs provide nesting and rearing habitat for
gamefish as well as creating homes for invertebrates and smaller
fishes that provide food for larger fish. Just clean your tree of
all of the artificial decorations, lights, tinsel, ornaments, etc.
and drop it off - click the link above for our locations list !
- residents can begin dropping
their trees off Wednesday at various sites. The trees will be
collected and turned into compost by Northern Kentucky University.
Alexandria - Maintenance Garage, 865 Gilbert Ridge Road;
December 26th through January 8th;l 859.635.4125
Place curbside December 27th; , January 3rd or January 10th; Or
deliver to Tower Park parking lot adjacent to the VA Hospital;
Highland Heights - City Building, 176 John's Hill
Road; December 26th through January 8th; 859.441.8575
Across from Public Works, 1020 East 9th Street; December 26th
through January 15th; 859.292.3686
Southgate - Place curbside or
deliver to 260 West Walnut; December 26th through January 5th;
Wilder - Public Works, 114 Center Street; December
26th through January 8th; 859.581.8884
County - Pendery Park, 4051 Mary Ingles Hwy; December 26th through
January 8th; 859.547.1866
- Two options are available to recycle your Christmas tree this
season. Curbside pickup will occur early January (set out no later
than 7:00 a.m.) or a drop-off site at Stringtown Park will be
available until Saturday, January 4, 2020 (drop-off before 8:00 a.m.).
Please click the following link for details: Christmas
Junction City, KY
- Boyle County Department of Solid Waste Mgt.
will now begin accepting Christmas trees for Recycling and Disposal,
at the Alum Springs Convenience Center, 859-854-3404, from 9 am
to 4:30 pm Tues. - Saturday, except holidays. Cities of Danville and
Perryville and also those with private trash collection must cut
Trees in 3 foot sections, Trees should be placed curbside only on
regular scheduled trash days. Must meet these requirements:
lights, tinsel, garland, tree stands, and ornaments MUST be removed.
These items will damage the tub grinder. Any trees not meeting these
strict requirements WILL NOT be collected.
Artificial trees or
trees that have been treated with a chemical, i.e. artificial snow,
must be taken to Convenience Centers for disposal, or cut in 3'
sections and set out to curb on your regular trash day.
Convenience Center drop-off BOYLE COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY, PROOF OF
For more information Call Boyle County
Department of Solid Waste at 859-319-4803 or M & M Sanitation at
- Christmas trees can be recycled with yard waste. If you are a city
garbage customer, put your tree on the curb for normal collection
day. Christmas trees are collected after the holiday through
late-January . Make sure all ornaments, lights and
tinsel are removed from the tree. Contact LexCall 3-1-1, or 425-2255
if Christmas Tree is not collected on your normal collection day.
Apartment and businesses should call LexCall for information on
Christmas tree pickup.
- residents are encouraged to recycle their natural Christmas trees,
turning them into nutrient-rich mulch for free.
December 26, residents with City curbside yard waste pickup may set
their Christmas trees and greenery out on their regular collection
day. Trees must not be in plastic bags, and all decorations must be
removed. Residents normally serviced by private waste haulers should
check with those companies to see whether and when tree pickup is
will also be available for all Louisville/Jefferson County residents
at three locations. Two of the three drop-off sites will also
instantly recycle trees in to mulch that will be offered back to
citizens for home use.
Those wishing to receive mulch must bring
an appropriate container in which to carry it. Trees picked up from
curbside will also be recycled but not offered as mulch. All lights
and ornaments should be removed from trees before they are set out
or dropped off.
DROP OFF LOCATIONS
hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Recycling Center - East District, 595
N. Hubbards Lane - December 26 - 29, January 2
- Recycling Center - Southwest Government
Center, 7219 Dixie Highway - December 26 - 29, January 2
- Waste Reduction Center - 636
Meriwether Avenue (Tree drop-off only. Mulch not available at this
location.) Jan 2 through January 31
every five trees recycled, approximately 35 pounds of mulch can be
created and used to help new plant and tree growth. This mulch
performs particularly well for acid-loving plants such as azaleas